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Lazy Yellow Breakfast Table

f0194450_956210.jpgHope you all had a great Thanksgiving as we did. We had a lot to eat, drink, and lots of laughs. Besides the turkey, we had lots of seafood. Lobsters, scampi, clams, and octpus...mmm I was so thankful for this Southern Italian table:-) Then next day...just lazy lazy lazy. It was the first time I had two consecutive days off since summer.
It was nice...
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-29 10:32 | life  

Thanksgiving Fun

f0194450_1351641.jpgSome of you might be sewing a last minute project for tomorrow's big dinner as my last customer of the day might be doing. She bought my beautiful sand color linen to make a table cloth and brown rose print cotton for nine napkins. I am sure she is working on the project right at this moment. I could tell it would be a gorgeous table cloth as I unrolled the linen on the cutting table. And with the brown rose napkins and hearty dishes on, no doubt it would be so beautiful, just right for the festive table. And it reminded me of my own table I decorated with the same linen. We usually go to the in-law's place for the holidays, but there was one time I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at my apartment. I enjoyed cooking, but the true fun part to me was decorating the table. I used to take a walk in the park more often and came home with tons of nature things picked up on the walking paths. And those branches, leaves, and seeds always found their places in my apartment, and they sure were a big part of my Thanksgiving dinner table that year. Here is the link that takes you to that dinner back in 2004 (oh my, that was five years ago? Sorry that the pictures are so tiny. The original pictures were lost as I took no back up of my dead old computer). Anyways, enjoy what you have and have a happy Thanksgiving dinner tomorow. FYI- today's photo is what we had for dinner on this Thanksgiving Eve, a taco from the neighborhood bar/taco shop.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-26 13:05 | life  

Happy Wednesday

f0194450_8402961.jpgJust getting cozy on my day off after my Monday chores...by the way I'm working at the shop at this moment.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-19 08:53 | life  

Sew & Tell - Betty's Baby Quilt

f0194450_804896.jpgI have seen a lot of quilts from my dearest customres, and each one of them is so special and teaches me something new. Today's quilt was made by Betty. You could tell by these kiddie prints that she made this for someone little and special. And she went more whimsical as she put rick rack along the frame. I think rick rack is so fun to use in any project. She also used the color thread to quilt which is common for many quilters, but very new to me as I always use an ivory thread. And she explained the new technique which was supposed be easy to piece the squares, but hard on my slow brain to comprehend as I was just catching the cold. And yo-yos! It looks like she had a heck of fun making this. Thank you, Betty!
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-14 08:41 | Sew & Tell  

Sew & Tell - Bonnie's Birthday Cake Runner

f0194450_10205472.jpgBonnie and Sue have been good friends for many many years. They are mothers, wives, (maybe grandmothers?) and quilters sharing a good time in quilting together. Sue recently celebrated her birthday, and this is what Bonnie made for her. It's a quilted runner with a birthday cake on it. The cake is surrounded by lots of boxes of presents with bows on top. What could be more appropriate for a birthday? The cake is obviously not edible, but it sure is a sweet present. Thank you, Bonnie!
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f0194450_6425986.jpgI always love a special lable. It makes a special quilt more special.
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-13 10:21 | Sew & Tell  

A Retro Tunic

f0194450_6345217.jpgI finished the tunic, but I didn't challenge the invisible zipper...shame on me. Instead, I used two buttons to close the back. Truly, I was going to try the zipper, but but... I totally blame Kathy for cheating. She was making the same tunic and told me about the button closure idea. "Oh yeah, that makes it so much easier" we chatted about how to "cheat" on the zipper when she came to pick up some fabric. And she is a middle school teacher :-) But, thanks to her, I really like the way it turned out. To confess, this was my first time using Ms. Butler's pattern, and it is true that the instruction is very well written and easy to follow. I will make it again, but probably skip the pockets next time. So you want to try?
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f0194450_6355923.jpgHere is what I did for the back closure. Loops and buttons...
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-12 07:53 | Sewing/Crafting  

Sew & Tell - Dana & Mike's Craft Off

f0194450_13194873.jpgOkay, you and I have seen grandmas, moms, and even a kid who sews, but not a dad. A dad who sews for his little girl. Well, today you are looking at Mike's play suit modeled by his lovely girl, Emmeline. Adorable! This young family, along with mom Dana, regularly visits Peapod usually on a laid-back Sunday. I could sense Mike was crafty, but never knew that he sews clothes for his girl. This is serious sewing. It's an Oliver + S pattern! It usually calls for attention to detail. Button holes and piping, and such, as you can see here. And a funny thing about this crafty family is that mom and dad held a craft off. What is it? Yes, it's Dana and Mike's craft off! Ding! How cute are they? :-) So here comes Dana's yellow dress, also from Oliver + S. This new pattern looks even more challenging with collars and facing. And this photo! I love love love love it! A great photo! Her smile, the light, and the yellow dress...she is little Miss Sunshine! So who would you vote for? To be fair, you have to go see all the great photos taken by Mike. Thank you, Dana, Mike, and Emmeline! I think you guys should have a craft off more often :-)
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-10 18:38 | Sew & Tell  

Happy Friday

f0194450_98519.jpgAlmost done...
And I'm going to cheat. You will know what I mean when you see the result or you could guess now from this happy face :-)
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-07 09:12 | Sewing/Crafting  

Frenchy Things

f0194450_7314561.jpgBefore my vintagy floral tunic, I was preoccupied with something else. French knots that was. My plain tunic was ready for an embellishment for a while, and I finally picked up a needle. A French knot is a super easy embroidery stitch. You just make a knot by looping a thread a couple times around the needle. Here is how to do it if you ask. I just made them a lot to shape dandelions. This helped me meditate while watching the balloon boy story on CNN :-) I used my brown linen cotton blend for the tunic and linen embroidery floss for the dandelions. And this is my second tunic using the same pattern. And speaking of French, a Peapod regular Sophie is blogging about me, but in French...so who reads French? And I just visited her blog and saw her Frenchy images of my fabrics. Red gingham and dot...to me it's not country. It's a French thing! Merci Sophie!
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-06 08:58 | Sewing/Crafting  

Project Runway the Ivy Style

f0194450_8151671.jpgSo here you are looking at a sun dress style top over a t-shirt and an a-line skirt. The designer/seamstress mixn' matched the blue and white prints and added an accent color with the pink gingham. The top has a white band with a gathered bodice. A matching pochette is adding a nice relaxing touch. And of course all the fabrics are from Peapod :-)
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f0194450_8165843.jpgThe whole bohemian look completes with the turquoise leggings, purple stripe socks, and the plaid mary-jane shoes. So who's the designer? It's Ivy, and she is still only eight. She takes sewing lessons here. I'm a big fan of the layered look, and she is the winner! Thank you, Ivy!
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-11-05 09:29 | Sew & Tell