Monday, July 26, 2010

As promised

Since this blog is titled creative tales, meaning not just sewing I thought I would finally add some other creative ventures of mine. The first one is something I created based loosely off of a sketch from creative keepsakes magazine.


This is my version of part of our new family tree, mike and I, my parents, his parents, his maternal grandparents, and my paternal grandparents. This is in our bedroom with our new green wall color in the background which I am loving.

The next scrapbook hanging is from the proposal in Banff, Alberta.

This is Mike and I at lake Annette, this is where we stopped for lunch overlooking the lake. The little pouch attached with the cute clothespins is what Mike carried the ring in on the hike, his mom made it.

The last project for today is a project from creative escape 2009 that I finally finished, the photo is from our engagement session.

Hopefully you have enjoyed some of my other creative ventures, my goal is to provide a mixture of all of my creative tales so I guess we'll see how I do. Hope you all have a great Monday.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I'm back

I know its been a while since my last post. I decided I would mix it up a bit and show you the super cute summer dresses I made for my cousin in laws daughters.

This top one was for the older of the 2 girls and the next one is for a newborn, its so tiny.

I wanted to make it so they looked similar but I didn't t want the fabrics to be exactly the same. I used 4 different Moda fabrics. I just love how they turned out, totally adorable. Its amazing how kids clothes always look so cute, I wish that stayed the same when you get older. The pattern I used for the dresses is from frog legs and ponytails, it is the Caroline pattern. I am behind on photographing my projects so once that's complete I will hopefully making posts more frequently. Have a great Sunday.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Day two

After the first battle with cording you think I would have just left good enough alone, but that would be to easy. I have now added cording to three of my projects, and lets just say the third times a charm. I think I now have the cording thing figured out. Here is the second project that has the awe inspiring cording added to it.

The answer is YES, this is the same beach bag that started my battle with cording. This is the bag I made for my grandmother for Mothers Day. This time the cording was easier to attach since I now have a little better understanding of how to keep it in place. I am really starting to think I need to make one of these bags for myself, I will have to add that to the never ending project list. The fabric for this bag is designed by the ever stylish Amy Butler, you may be starting to see a pattern with my choice of fabric. However, you should all be happy to know that I am starting to drift out of my comfort zone and have purchased some Heather Bailey, Moda, and Joel Dewberry fabrics.

The next post will be my final bag in the battle with cording, well at least for now. I also realize this blog is called creative tales not sewing tales so I will start to add other crafty projects as well. Hope everyone has a happy 4th of July weekend.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sewing it up

To start of this whole creative tales process I decided to start with sharing some of my sewing projects. Without further delay let the creative tales begin.

The beach bag was something I made for my cousin Kelly. Try to focus on the actual bag and not the messy room in the background. The pattern and material are both by Amy Butler. The pattern is the field bad and tote and the material is Daisy Chain-wildflowers-Navy for the bottom of the bag and Daisy Chain - pressed flowers-turquoise for the top. Sewing cording was an undertaking for a beginner/intermediate sewer. Even though I followed a pattern, keeping the cording properly aligned with the 2 pieces of the bag it was outlining was rough. Lets just say the cording and I are in a never ending battle, and the cording is winning.

These curtains are in my dining room. The fabric is from Amy Butler's Nigella line, nickel primrose. I didn't actually follow a pattern for these it was more of a learn as you go type of process. This was surprisingly easier then you might think, or at least then I thought it would be. The most challenging part of the process was sewing the top, sides, and hem in a straight line. I am sure there are more technical names then top, side, and hem but that's what I am going with. Until the next tale


Obviously I am way behind on this whole blogging thing, but I figured no time like the present to start. The goal of my blog is to share my creative process and to gain inspiration and ideas from others along the way. I finally made it to the world of blogging and it feels good.