Monday, December 3, 2007

...Sew!

The moment has arrived for me to reveal the completed project, a set of coasters. I sewed them from a pattern out of the book by my newest love, Denyse Schmidt.

They are a late wedding present for my friend and former bandmate, Zoƫ.

Watching the design progress was a thrill (as you experienced from the pictures), but actually sewing them wasn't all that fun because of the small, oddly shaped pieces. Matching up all of those acute and obtuse angles so no piece protruded above is kind of a pain for someone who is a little spacially challenged. But I love them, despite having to use that darn seam ripper so much.

I love them and I wish I could keep them. But I also find that taking a picture of something and then giving it away as a gift is more fun than hogging them. Finally, at 29, I'm learning to share the love.

Thanks to Jody at Javajem for the help and inspiration on the coasters.

While I continue to love to sew with the beautiful woven cottons, I have something very different that I'm sewing now and I can't wait to flash them at you soon. One hint: Violin in the winter.

8 comments:

ACR said...

Those are beautiful! Awesome job! I also used to have a hard time giving my crafts away, but learned that it brings me and the recipient really positive energy when I do so. The only thing I regret now when I give crafts away are not taking pictures of them before hand.

Huffles said...

Have you ever worked on commission? I need some new curtains for my apartment. Shoot me an email if you're interested in the job.

Kathleen said...

A polar fleece cozy for your fiddle?

Kathleen said...

I am at Ellie's as I write this so I have actually held these coasters, and they are quite stunning.

Pretty said...

Pretty coasters Ellie! I love giving stuff away, I just forget to take pictures. It's so important so you can remember all the beautiful things you've contributed to the world.

Javajem said...

They look amazing!! Great job! I'm so glad I could help :)

Felicia said...

Merry Christmas :)

Sarette said...

Beautiful Ellie! I've missed your blog. Miss you and love you. Sarette