Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Flurry of activity

To say farewell to 2013, I managed to discipline myself into finishing quite a bit of long-languishing mending.  Was hard to do this, when all I have wanted to do lately is dream about my next projects to start and design...

Mended: olive green skirt hem (last seen in a post in January), corduroy jeans hem, button placket reinforcements on 2 dress shirts, new elastic in pajama bottoms.  (yay for small finishes)

Also complete: a cozy for the Kitchen-Aid

This was meant to be a Christmas surprise for Sweetie, but didn't get done in time.  The pattern is self-drafted, with a few adjustments along the way.  (See the horizontal dart on the front?)

Where did the Kitchen-aid go? It's hiding!
I got ideas for how to measure the mixer, as well as the cute topper (which doubles as a handle for removing the cover) from Sewn Up by TeresaDownUnder.  Her tutorial is for a teapot cozy, but I started my basic design from her measurement technique.

Shark fins? Cute!

I haven't kept track of my completed sewing projects in quite some time.  I have different goals for 2014--use up yardage!--so counting finishes doesn't seem as applicable right now.  Nevertheless, put a check mark in the finished column for this little item.


  1. Great mixer cover. I love the little "tuft" on the top!

  2. Very sweet. Thanks for linking up today.

  3. The Kitchen-Aid cover turned out great. And, of course, I saw the horizontal dart!!! What sounds interesting to me is this idea that if you intend a gift for Sweetie but it doesn't get finished it becomes a gift for you! LOL You deserve it, though, after getting that mending done!