Category Archives: Sewing

Tudora Monday

Tudora Monday, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

I just love starting projects. One of my goals is to finish them. I think choosing small things to knit will help my completion record. Here is Tudora from Knitty. Started Sunday evening. On Monday morning I had a few rows done…Tuesday morning is in the camera with dead batteries…which means I have to get up, argh!!!!!  Maybe later…


Valentine’s Ornament

Valentine’s Ornament, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

That’s right. It’s time for Valentine’s Day…I am thinking about my “Holiday Tree”, covered in hearts and cupids. I have heard of so many festive ways to make each Holiday special for the kids, everyone really. Mine is the Holiday Tree. This summer it had crafts the kids made at the Hollywood Bowl, and lanterns from a field trip to China Town…These little whimsies will surely evolve in to the perfect heart.  They are so much fun to make because there is no pressure to do anything other than play and enjoy the process.

State Capitols Apron

state capitols-full, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

Here is one of many different aprons…I have a new line of kitchen accessories…aprons, headbands, pot holders and coming soon…wall pockets & knife cases. Go to my flickr page to see more aprons…Go to my etsy site to buy now…if you know how, call me to come by and pick one up! Perfect for a teacher or librarian gift!

My Grandma’s Sewing Kit

My Grandma’s Sewing Kit, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

The Kit. Notice the pill bottle. I was amused and grossed out at the same time by the liberal re-use of the pill bottles.


Patchwork, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

We have this great fabric with the States on it…we thought it would be cool to stack them and sew around the edges, and sew them on to baby clothes. Mostly it’s fun to use the zig zag on the new Hello Kitty Sew Pretty!

Kiely Hard at Work

Kiely Hard at Work, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

Notice the robe? Every morning Kiely woke up and put on whatever shoes she could find, and ran out to the studio to sew…That week after Christmas it was only 48 degrees in the morning too! She has made a couple of drawstring bags for the babies down the street, and is working on some patches. Inspired after digging through my Grandma’s old sewing kit.

Holiday 07 Craft-Ornament

Holiday 07 Craft-Ornament, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

Birds, Angels and Trees…Actually the kids went crazy for them. They were thrilled with the end result. And they weren’t too sure about the project when I brought a bunch of sticks to work with. The janitor wasn’t too sure either…I went back to my car to get the rest of the supplies, and he had thrown all of my sticks in to the dumpster. It was the quickest I have ever seen anything cleaned up by the benches, ever…I was totally chapped, because the giant lawn mowers had turned all the good sticks in the park in to mulch the previous day. Time was running out on the holidays crafts! Not to much to do for an hour in the garden with 1st graders and it’s raining. I had to dive for my branches…I had no choice.