Have you made anything great lately?

on June 24 | in Etc... | by | with 29 Comments

Send us your Create & Celebrate announcements for an upcoming post (click into the category on the sidebar for previous examples)! We love to hear about your tutorials, latest/greatest sewing projects, swaps, etc. Go ahead… Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back! Contributions should be from personal blogs and related to non-commercial events and items.

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29 Responses to Have you made anything great lately?

  1. tanja says:

    Tricia, thank you! I would like to see your results of the T-Shirt dress! 🙂

  2. LauraJ says:

    I have something to share, I made a vintage smock from the pattern shared here recently. Please stop on by my blog to visit.

  3. chiara says:

    I have made a new crown for birthday of my baby Andrea.

  4. Martha B says:

    I have just recently entered the world of blogging. My passion is heirloom sewing and smocking. One particular passion is christening gowns. http://southernmatriarch.blogspot.com/2008/05/bees-doin-it-birds-doin-it.html

    I have posted two tutorials. Both for a project I am currently working on. They are both for fine hand embroidery. THe project is a linen baby day gown. The first tutorial is for Teeny Tiny Eyelets. http://southernmatriarch.blogspot.com/2008/06/teeny-tiny-tutorial-lots-of-pictures.html

    And the second is for bullion loop flowers. http://southernmatriarch.blogspot.com/2008/06/you-asked-for-it-bullion-loop-flowers.html
    I have just returned home from out of town and hope to have pictures of the finished gown posted this week.
    Thanks for letting us blow our own horns.

  5. Valerie says:

    I have made a new quilt out of scraps from camera straps I sell in my etsy shop- blogged here

    Also I have added bew patchwork straps to my etsy line up http://www.vmjess.etsy.com

    Thank you!

  6. Last month I organised a “mini-quilt swap” where everyone had one partner. But as I was sorting out the pairs I realised that I didn’t want just one partner for myself so I asked if anyone wanted to do a “mini mini-quilt swap” directly with me (as well as their official partner) – 23 of my wonderful bloggy friends said yes so I am building an incredible quilt wall at my house with beautiful pieces of work from around the world and at the same time sewing my fingers off making all the return quilts! It has been great fun and we have a flickr group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/719671@N25/pool/) for the main mini-quilt swap and I am putting regular updates of the quilt wall on my blog
    – pop over if you would like to see my fantastic wall! Lucy x

  7. Em says:

    OH, I also finished a new Emmeline apron by Sew Liberated! I love it – I used two different batik fabrics for the reversable sides… now I have to send it off to Frank in California! I hope it will help him while recovering from his chemo! (luckily I also made one for myself – pictures coming soon to my blog!)

  8. check out the dresses I like to make for my 3 year old, nothing fancy I’m very new at sewing, but i’m still proud of them!


  9. amisha says:

    i am super happy with my recently finished ‘printed t-shirt corset’ from the alabama stitch book!

  10. Tracey says:

    This is so timely! I just finished 2 items as special gifts for my mom and dad. Both of their bdays are this week. They are Golf related (tee holder) and Mah Jong related (a wristlet to hold her tiles/small purse). I made the piping myself, which I’m very proud of, for the wristlet, and am just over the moon with the results. These really turned out nice ~ in my opinion, LOL. Simple, yet classy. 🙂

    I blogged about them here and posted pictures. http://cute2carry.com/blog/two-cool-birthday-gifts/

  11. Em says:

    I just finished a swimsuit cover-up, made from shirt pattern that I added a ruffle to the bottom of… check it out on my blog… It’s at the bottom of the the post from today. (june 27th)

  12. Nancy says:

    I usually spend my sewing time making things for other people, but I recently made a little purse that you can check out here: http://mythreads.typepad.com/my_threads/just-fun-things/index.html
    I love looking at everyone’s projects!

  13. steph says:

    I don’t have a sewing/crafts/DIY blog (nor do I need anything else to maintain! yikes!), so can I still show you what I’m up to? I have a project I am working on that I would like to share.

  14. Tricia says:

    Tanja, very nice job on the book cover! And I love your idea for the T-shirt dress. I may use that!

  15. Kristen says:

    I finished a quilt for our second daughter, who is due August 1st. I used a bunch of random prints, some white linen/cotton fabric, kona solids, and these gorgeous handprinted fabrics from patapri.com. To showcase all the animal prints, I used a log cabin pattern with the prints as the center. I am really proud of how this quilt is coming along. It is my largest quilt to date, and I managed to keep the seams relatively straight! The colors were perfect for the prints and I like the combination of solids, large scale prints, and small prints. Also, this is the first quilt I am having quilted by a professional long-arm quilter! I just sent it out, and I cannot wait to get it back.

    Here is a link to some pictures.

  16. Marsha says:

    I’m always working on something. Most recent things are a pincushion, crochet cupcake purse, and twirly skirts for my daughter. Please visit http://www.frannieandme.blogspot.com and take a peek.

    Thank you.

  17. tanja says:

    Christine, thanks! 🙂

  18. Laura M. says:

    Oops! Use this link instead, I guess the www part was wrong!

  19. Laura M. says:

    I have used the Oliver + S Teaparty Sundress pattern (or a simpler derivative thereof) to make 3 baby sundresses! I used my Free Fabric Friday fabric for one of them and the pattern is from Sew Mama Sew! I hope I am this eager to make baby clothes when I have one of my own! I blogged about the dresses here: http://www.l-delsews.blogspot.com. Super fun pattern to use, just what I was looking for!

  20. Jill says:

    I don’t know if “great” is the word, but I’m sure happy with it. This is 1 of 3 designs I have for re-purposing men’s shirts.

  21. Joanna says:

    I am hosting a giveaway on my blog. You get to choose what I send! The drawing will be on July 4th. http://www.sugarbug.wordpress.com

  22. Christine says:

    Tanya I love your book cover. And you did a great job with the colors.

  23. Lisa says:

    Hmm. Hard choice since just about everything I post is in tutorial form. I have loads of quilts and embroidery projects on my site. Not sure which would fit into your plans. I do have a current giveaway for embroidered pillowcases that were featured in an earlier step-by-step post. Perhaps these would work. Just let me know.

  24. terri says:

    hi beth! i am announcing a giveaway tomorrow and will be posting pics of my completed circle quilt (whitney’s tutorial from your tutorial contest) on friday…=)

  25. Gail says:

    I recently made a project for our Quilters Idol contest. It was a gag project, but as it turns out, I use this bag to carry around all my quilt stuff. The project is a Prunebag Dufflebag. This bag is a recycle project. I used Sunsweet prunebags, an old pair of jeans, and a remnant of upholstery fabric, and some trim and webbing for a handle. I didn’t have a pattern, but used a couple of techniques that I learned from varous projects. You can see my prunebag at http://quilt-knit-run-sew.blogspot.com/2008/05/quilters-idol-submission.html

    It’s defintely a conversation piece and I really like it.

  26. Lisa says:

    Thanks, Beth, for including my quilt this month since I was a day late and a dollar short last time!

  27. tanja says:

    Yes, I have!

    I made a book cover, which I am very proud of, because I sew with a simple Ikea sewing machine! 😉 I used a book cover for years, but it was black codura and not that nice, so I decided to sew a new one.

    There is no tutorial yet, but I am working on that! You can have a look right here: http://www.tanjas-traumberg.de/index.jsp?id=2093 The book cover was part of a swap – book for cover! 😉

    Greetings from Germany and big excuses for my muddy English,


  28. Tina says:

    How fun! I always enjoy a little pat on the back. Thanks!

  29. Ginger says:

    got a swap going on at mt blog!

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