Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Preserving Summer Apron.

Here's a sneak peek at what I have been working lately. I'm calling it Preserving Summer. It's an apron of mostly Amy Butler Fabric. If you haven't heard of her, click here and get ready to fall in love with this med-western designer! I was commisioned to make these aprons by the photography firm Buiscut 8. Check out their blog, it's pretty fantastic! They wanted to give some promotional gifts to Kerr (the canning company) and keep it local. Thus the name, Preserving Summer. I thought it only appropriate, and maybe a little funny. Here's my lovely tape mannequin modeling one of the first hot off the iron!
Later, Jess

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dwell Studio Curtains

Detail. Don't you just love how the sun comes through the weave?:
Funny story about this fabric. I showed my boyfriend a bunch of different fabrics I thought would be cool to use for curtains. This happened to be the one my boyfriend liked the most the Dwell Studio Bella Porte Citrine for Robert Allen @ Home. But, it was about $16/yd, so we were going to hold off on buying it. That day, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Hancock Fabric to look for faux fur for a rug. When we got there, we couldn't find what we wanted, but while we were browsing the remnant fabrics table we found a small section of this fabric, for FOUR DOLLARS A YARD! Can you believe it?! After a bit of digging, we found two more even larger sections. The way the pieces were cut we had to retrofit it to the curtains, but in the end they looked fantastic!

Later, Jess

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Couch Pillows

In the living room:

I'd been meaning to take a picture of these for a while, but I hadn't gotten around to it. But now that the living room is finally coming together, I thought it was about time. I started out with some wool suiting fabric for the base, and did some machine aplique on top with yellow and cream colored felt pieces. I thought the tessellation went well with the mid-century feel of our living space.

Also, the owl piece above the couch was a needle felting project of mine I did in college.

Later, Jess

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I've been meaning to upload a picture of this for a while, but I kept forgetting. It's a neckwarmer. SUPER simple, and fun to make. I've been thinking I might make a some more to sell on Etsy if I can generate some interest.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Snowflake Mittens

I wanted a pair of fingerless gloves for myself, but my fingers get cold all the time. This was my solution. I've seen this idea before but I made the pattern myself. This is just a modified mitten pattern that has a little pocket that comes over your fingers. Fully knitted. A little loop on the end allows you to button back the finger cover when you aren't using it.

Later, Jess

Friday, January 14, 2011

Star Wars Hat

Here is an picture of Luke Skywalker for comparison. Work in progress
I would probably consider myself a geek. I grew up watching Star Trek and I love Star Wars, but I don't think I would have ever done this project on my own. I did this "hat" for my boyfriend as a Christmas present. He thought it would be cool to have a "Rebel Alliance Helmet" as a winter cap. So I crocheted him one. The entire hat is crocheted with the exception of some stitching I did on the detail, and some embroidery I did for the "V" symbols on the side and the design over the ear. It was a little late for Christmas, but it came with a neat little needle felted helmet Christmas ornament. (Maybe, I'll upload pictures of this later). If I would ever do it again to sell on Etsy or for anyone else, I would probably change a couple things, but I'm really happy with the way it came, out, and I think he is too.

Later, Jess

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bobble Beanie

the back.
Work in progress of the inside.
Work in progress of the top.

My first project finished project of the new year. This project was a hat that I promised my friend Liz a while ago and she finally got it for Christmas. It's a combination of both crochet, with a knitted trim.

I think it came out really well, and Liz really enjoyed it.

Also, if you look closely on the first picture, you can see some Christmas stockings I had sewn for my boyfriend and I. :)

Later, Jess