Monday, August 3, 2009

Paper piecing

Corinnea, I'm paper piecing! All by myself:) I found a really good tutorial. It's not a triangle and a lamp with a shade. This is a Gnome and a Mushroom. Jon had no idea what it was...


**the gome and mushroom were enlarged to 200% from the original pattern.
Up close you can see that the stem wrinkled bad when I wet it trying to get the ink stains off. To get the paper off the back easy, you wet it and then pull. Well the ink ran on to the fabric...oops:)
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The fat/wide mushroom below was the 1st one I did as it's for beginner's. It was super easy so I went on to the next one (the Gnome and mushroom) and it was not so easy..at least for me. But I did it! I would not have been able to do it had I not done the fat mushroom first. I can now visualize how it's supposed to be done so if I don't understand the instructions, I can just visualize.


I made it into a mini for my mini clothes line.

It's out of the new line of fabric that I've used now a couple of times (here and here)

Yesterday I sewed at the store with Mary A. and made these 5 reusable snack bags from my own tutorial for my Girlfriend in a Coma (Jocelyn). I haven't properly posted my tutorial because I wanted to do it in pdf form but can't figure that out. Jessica gave me some ideas on how to do it but when I tried it didn't work (It's me that probably couldn't figure it out, not your instructions Jessica!). Does anyone know how to change a Word document in to a pdf?
I do have it posted over here at the work blog though if you want to try it. I think you can also use it for other things besides food. These bags are not going to keep your food fresh like a baggy so no storing food in them!

5 comments:

Nadine said...

Hi Jennifer! To make pdf files, you have to have the Adobe Acrobat program (AFAIK). You're supposed to be able to do it online (but it costs money for each document, after a trial, maybe?). If you want to send the .doc file to me, I can pdf it for you and send it back. I have the program! :)

Adie said...

I love the gnome! Very cute! It all looks great!

corinnea said...

So, so cute!!!! I knew you could!

artisania said...

Oh you did a fantastic job on both minis! Color me all shades of impressed....but watch out, it's addicting LOL!

Jocelyn said...

I am excited just looking at the picture of the snack bags. YAY!!!!! I have greedy eyes right now. =) Regarding PDFs, you can read PDF docs with Adobe reader, but if you want to actually create PDFs, you need to have Adobe Distiller or Adobe Professional and I think you have to pay to download those. Sorry. =( I can PDF the Word doc for you and e-mail it back, if you want.

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