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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween costume and other projects...

Halloween Costume in progress

This is my little baby Antonio trying on his halloween costume. This year he is going to be the late professional boxer Arturo Gatti, who sadly passed away earlier this year. I needed to have him try on the robe for placement of the front patch and also for the arm and hem lengths. But everytime I needed him to take it off, the waterworks started. I'm so happy that he loves it, but I really need to work on it!

Halloween costume in progress

Here is a photo of the back, all the embroidery is done, and I'm about 90% done with the matching trunks. I'm really happy with the results so far! An almost exact replica of Gatti's fight wear.

And a peek at the bottoms...

Halloween bottoms

For a change of pace, I decided to sew some scraps together... now to press and sew...

Playing with scraps

Playing with scraps

And they turned into these round wheels. Pretty scraps!

Playing with scraps

Then I got to work on one of the elements of my Flickr group, Modern Swap's Swap. My secret partner loves Tula Pink, sadly my Tula supplies are low but I found some Neptune to add to the pillowcase edging. LOVE NEPTUNE!

I pulled some fabric from my closet...

Modern swap partner, where to go from here?

And ended up with this...

Modern Swap Pillowcase

Then I decided to take a stab at Amy Butler's Weekender Tote Bag... Cut all my fabric and stabilizer. I'm going to use the fuse route on the piping so I don't have to resew any seams due to stitches poking through between seams. Wish me luck!

Weekender Bag Project

Bias strips for the bag piping...

Weekender Bag Project

And I couldn't finish the week without a little time with my cricut. This is a picture of Marisol and Antonio from May. They have grown so much since then!

A little scrapbooking


jgirl said...

Antonio's costume is adorable with a capital "A"!

orchidlover said...

Love the pics of Antonio. He is going to be the cutest fighter I've ever seen in his costume.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Anonymous said...

Would you be willing to do a tutorial on your scrappy wheel? I love it!