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Sew & Tell - Donna's Linen Pouch

f0194450_5464990.jpgI love it when people tell me how much they love Peapod. Yeah love me more :-) It looks like Peapod is turning Donna into a fabric junkie as she claims. She made a lovely pouch using my linen blend fabric. I love this crispy clean look. And she is doing what I want to try someday, screenprinting. Her birdie matches with the orangy yellow lining she picked up from my little square basket at the shop. Thanks Donna! Oh, the linen you are waiting for will be in stock sometime next week. See you soon.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-30 06:07 | Sew & Tell  

WIP

f0194450_5245657.jpgI started my next project, and it's a tunic from Amy Butler's Mini dress/Tunic/Top pettern. I always wanted to try it, but the word "invisible zipper" on the back of the package kept me away from it. See I share your fear :-) And I have a very similar looking tunic pattern which requires no zipper. But, I think it's time. Time to conquer my fear. I chose the fabric, washed it, ironed it, traced the pattern on a piece of parchment paper, and cut it. And actual sewing will begin tonight.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-29 07:13 | Sewing/Crafting  

New Bold & Gorgeous

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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-27 14:21 | Shop/Fabrics  

Thank You Arpon

f0194450_4561833.jpgI don't cook that much of Japanese food. It just takes too much of preparation time for a working mother. So I probably eat more Mexican food than my native food. But, recently I've been treated by Japanese mom's cooking a lot. Well, not by my own mother, but my friend's mother who is in town. Some of her cooking is unfamiliar to me as she is from a different part of Japan, and it is fun to experience different food. She loves to cook and entertain, but the sad news is that she is leaving soon, so this is my thank you apron for her.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-26 06:31 | Sewing/Crafting  

Linen Basics Back in Stock

f0194450_9172418.jpgLinen flax and white are in again...sorry, photos are from old days...
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-23 09:21 | Shop/Fabrics  

Patched

f0194450_7285741.jpgWhat do you do In when you have a hole on your favorite sweater?
f0194450_7295360.jpgin my case, butterflies came to fill it for me! No they did not come and land on my sweater :-) but I did fuse the butterfly print I love and cut out and hand-appliqued. I didn't have four holes, but I added three more butterflies so it might not look like an obvious patch job.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-22 07:43 | Sewing/Crafting  

New Oranges

f0194450_7154646.jpgIt's that time of the year again.
New orange cuties...
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-21 07:18 | Shop/Fabrics  

Sew & Tell - Jessica's Posie Bag

f0194450_13395593.jpg"Did you just open?" I get this reaction a lot even from folks who know this area well. I know I am off Irving, but am I that invisible? Anyway, an Inner Sunset resident, Jessica was one of them, and Peapod was a happy find for her. She came back with this cute floral bag for which she used one of my favorite prints called Posie. She totally looks crafty, doesn't she? The kind of person who is constantly making things, but the thing is that she doesn't own a sewing machine yet. She drove more than 3 hours to get to her parents' house to make this bag using her mom's machine. Yes, she loves sewing AND her mom and dad of course :-) Right Jessica? Well, she HAS TO because she is getting a new sewing machine for Christmas from them :-)
Keep sewing and thank you, Jessica!
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-20 15:39 | Sew & Tell  

Sew & Tell - Carla's Dresses & Purses

Carla sent me these photos of her projects. Two pairs of dresses and purses. These are one of my favorite styles of dresses for little girls. Simple to make, yet very versatile. I don't know what pattern she used for it, but it is a very common style. Here is one that I found for you ladies who always wanted to try, but never pushed yourself to do it :-) Just try it. This style is perfect for beginners, and as you improve your skills, you could tweak a pattern a bit like Carla did. She used two different prints and added the trims on the bottom of the dress and the sleeves, and they make a big difference. Rather simple looking dresses become more elaborated detailed ones. Two very happy two years olds are already enjoying these cute gifts from Aunty Carla. I'm sure their moms are as happy as the girls. Thank you, Carla!
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-20 06:36 | Sew & Tell  

I Quilt and So Does Mary

f0194450_6274019.jpgI knit, I sew, and I quilt. This is a cross quilt I finished a while ago. Remember I was working on all solid color quilt? I was going to layout the pieces randomly as I usually do, but after seeing this amazing quilt, I just had to copy it. I used eight or nine shades of blue, brown, green, and white (I'm sorry that I didn't throw some orange in), and I cut the squares in eight and half inches. I just love it and can't wait to wash it. I never knew that a quilt feels even better after washing it until one day Mary brought her doll quilt which had been washed. It felt soooo good. She is the one who told me about Imagiknit, and you could tell she is a knitter, but knitting is just one of the million things that she does. You could explore more of her creations here. Check the photo in which her little boy pointing at an owl in the stripy blue quilt she made. My favorite!
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backed and bound with the good old Katie Jump Rope...
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made a matching pillow case too...
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-10-18 06:56 | Sewing/Crafting