This Week

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Top by jenib320
New Top, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Thank you, thank you for your kind words on my quilt and block tutorials! So glad you're enjoying them! It's so exciting seeing your blocks pop up in the flickr group! I was going to wait until the weekend for a "wrap up" post for this week, but I just couldn't wait! Some exciting stuff was finished this week!

The first of those things being my second shirt! The pattern is Tova by Jenny Gordy of Wiksten patterns and the fabric is Habitat by Jay McCarroll. I am SO happy with how this one turned out! I love the fabric and it fits like a glove. I cannot wait to make another! And hopefully the tank pattern soon too! :)

Another Tova top finished! :) by jenib320
Another Tova top finished! :), a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
See, look how happy I am wearing it! Making clothing is really exciting! I'm having fun and cannot wait to add more handmade items to my wardrobe!

Hexie Pouch by jenib320
Hexie Pouch, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I was struck with the idea for this pouch and had to immediately sew it, it just couldn't wait! Color wheels have been on my mind lately, and I have been playing around with some rainbow projects. So this isn't quite a circle (wheel), it's a color hexagon!  Made of hexagons! I turned it into a little pouch! Cause we all need more pouches, right?

(PS - I use a combination of Kelly's and Anna's tutorials when I make my zipper pouches!)

Block 20 by jenib320
Block 20, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Plugging away at those mermaid blocks! I only have 12 blocks left and then I'm done! Getting seriously excited!

Tiny by jenib320
Tiny, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I felt like I needed another tiny sized lined drawstring bag, so I used up some scraps to make this one. You'd think that a bag this little would be impractical (it's only 4" tall!), but they're actually quite handy for little things like embroidery supplies!

I tried my best to be good and resist this fabric when it first came out.  But, let's face it, it was meant to be. It's Retro Kitchen by Michael Miller and it features different motifs from vintage kitchenware.  Including, my personal favorite, Cathrineholm! I collect the enamelware, so I had to collect the fabric too!

Hawthorne Threads and both have this collection!

Liberty by jenib320
Liberty, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
The Sewcial Lounge here in Madison, WI just got TEN BOLTS of Liberty of London! Drool! I had to go see them the second they came in, my oh my, they are gorgeous! I am scheming to buy some yardage for myself for my birthday maybe to make a tank top or something.  We shall see! For now, I just pet them whenever I visit!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Clean laundry
Sound of: Harry Potter 6 audiobook
Taste of: Rice Krispies
Sight of: George playing
Feel of: Warm bed

Good Things about Today:
-  Had a very productive day of household chores
- George loves his new basket!
- Wallace + Gromit
- Thrifting


  1. Oh my gosh! Love that hexie pouch!

  2. This is the first time I've seen your blog- It's gorgeous! I also just started following you on twitter! I'd say you had a productive week- way to go! Super cute shirt, I love making clothes too, mostly for my little girls! Anywho? I spent some time in Wisconsin- Loved it! Actually my husband and I met in Madison on State Street, I lived in Sun Prairie and there was a wonderful quilt store there, I'm trying to remember the name, hmm maybe you can help me? I think you're darling and can't wait to read more about you and your projects!

  3. Every time I read your posts ...they make me Happy!!!! I love the todays....I always make my own little list after I read yours!!! And then of course. .......George.....
    Oh...and of course...the tova top.....beautiful...really beautiful....yea!!

  4. jeni! your new tova is awesome. i have a special fondness for that grey polka dot. i'm dying to make a tova, but i've misplaced my pattern somewhere in my house and i can't seem to find it! i'm sure it will turn up in the most odd place possible.

  5. No wonder you couldn't wait with the post, your finished projects rock!!! :-) I love the blouse, the cut is really pretty and that is one of my favourite fabrics, ever! And your hexie pouch is beautiful and such a great idea! I agree, you can never have too much pouches! All the other things: beautiful, beautiful! :-) I think I won't be able to resist that Michael Miller fabric, either. Have a good weekend!

  6. Your new shirt is beautiful! I don't blame you for being excited to show it off!!

  7. You look beautiful in your new shirt.

  8. I don't know how you get so much sewing done, but it is all so beautiful and inspiring. I love your new shirt! I'd be wearing that everywhere. And the pouch is adorableness.

  9. That hexie pouch is delightful, can we convince you to do a tutorial on it? And the Tova shirt looks great!

  10. Congrats on your adventure in garment making! That was how I first learned to sew, making a dress for myself from calico when I was in the 5th grade. Then I took up the quilting addiction! Makes me want to sew myself some clothes again!

  11. Oh my gosh, at first I thought you had bought BOLTS of liberty. Because you had hit the jackpot of course... Lovely top, Jeni!

  12. Wallace and Grommit - best ever!! Do you think Michael Miller had you in mind with that retro kitchen fabric? How perfect for a girl that collect vintage pyrex bowls? That hexie cover is great and a perfect start for those of us wanting to try them but not sure we want to take on an entire quilt top! I'm drooling over the Liberty too but you should definately treat yourself!

  13. Your new shirt is awesome and I love the new mermaid block! What background fabric did you use for your hexie pouch? It's stunning!

  14. oh gracious! that pouch is adorable! and i totally agree, i would pet that liberty fabric every chance i got!

  15. Ah, there is nothing like wearing something your own hands have made. Enjoy!
    And that hexie pouch is too cute. And yes, you can never have too many pouches.

  16. Really love your Tova top, I was looking so foward to seeing how it turned out! I get so excited when my favorite blogs have an interest in making clothing :) I brought the School House Tunic pattern, but I honestly love the Tova top much more, just waiting for it to be restocked!

    Really love your hexagon zipper pouch! Beautiful!

    And I'm tempted to snag that lined drawstring bag pattern of yours, so gorgeous and practical! On my to-buy list ;D!

  17. Your second Tova is lovely. It looks so polished, and you do look very happy wearing it! That Liberty is taunting me!


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