One of my latest little projects was another collaboration with Sara. She designed the candy motif that I've appliqued on this little onesie. Unlike almost everything that I make it is not for sale at my etsy shop but up for auction at Bringing Kellsey Home. (Scroll toward the end of the list to see this item & bid!) The auction will end at 11:59 PM on March 30, 2009.
Daughter Kellsey is from the Ukraine and the newest member to be added to the home of Frank & Renee Garcia of Clarksville, TN. They found Kellsey through Reece's Rainbow an organization that facilitates international adoptions of children with special needs. "We feel so blessed to add Kellsey to our family! We can't wait until she is home where she belongs!"
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My first three oilcloth bags! Two totes and a lunch sack.
On my long list of projects has been finding and making some items out of oilcloth. In the "old days" is was a canvas that was painted with linseed oil to give it a durable, waterproof finish. Now the products that I'm finding are more of a vinyl cloth...not the same as the tablecloth with the flannel on the back but not a linseed oil finish. Finding it locally proved to be impossible so I ordered some on-line from another etsy shop, oilclothshop.etsy.com. My first attempts at sewing on this material were rather frustrating as the stitches skipped & made an awful mess! I read several suggestions about tape on the presser foot, sewing between tissue paper, between notebook paper but none did the trick. My hunt was then on for a Teflon presser foot for my little Singer and it made all the difference in the world! So what's next on the list of things to sew? Another rabbit pillow! The one shown in the previous post has already sold! Yeah!!! Time to make another....thank you Sara!