My Dear Jane Journal

I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.

Saturday, March 31, 2007



Sunday, March 25, 2007

Hip Hip Hurray!

Above is my Entry in the AZTEC UFO 2007 SYMPOSIUM.
I got second place.
Below is my Mother's Entry.
She got first Place.
The Quilts were donated to the library after the contest. They will be raffled off today to raise money for the Library.

More info on the Symposium Here:
They have some pictures of past Artwork entries.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

"The very model of...."

"I am the very model of a modern Major-General"

While making this hat I found myself humming.'s_Song

Friday, March 23, 2007

More "Pirate Party Wear"

This is the blouse and corset i will be wearing with the skirt pictured previously. (and now everyone has a face to put with me.)

below are a couple of hats for friends. The first is a practice hat. Made out of odds and ends to check pattern sizing. (why don't pattern companies do extra-large? Oh well. I successfully re sized existing patterns to get what I wanted.)

The second Hat I reworked to dress up and put in wire for support of the shape.

The red hat went from being a tricorne to a bicorne.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Still sewing!

A skirt, still in need of a hem.

20 inch square = 320 inches single fold bias tape.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Pirate Vest!

I got completely lucky with the stripes lining up as well as they did. I love how it looks form the back.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Last year one of the wee people lost his hat.
This year he seems to have forgot his coat!
Maybe he took it off to play Erik's violin.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Pirate shirt!

Our friend decided to have a pirate themed Birthday party. I think they just want to dress up like pirates. For the next few days I will be sewing pirate clothes.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Fruit snack?......

As I was opening a package of snacks for the kids I thought,
"These would make nice beads."
(click photo to enlarge)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Really Big Tote!

It did not really sink in how big a 15 inch tote bag would be until I had it cut out and started sewing it together. It has six outer pockets and four inner pockets. The base is 11 inches by 13 inches. I don't know what I will use it for. I found the Peacock fabric at the thrift store and wanted to make a bag.


After I made my Japanese Paper Doll, Myra wanted to make one.
Using a pattern and instructions found on the Internet, we made bookmark dolls.
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