My recent sewing projects

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  1. choleblack

    choleblack Amity's Focus Member

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    So here are a few things that I've just finished. Nothing really "fancy" enough to need their own thread so I'm cramming this one full instead.

    First up has been finished for a while but I just sent it out the other day. It's a set of 18th C. baby linens for a friend who just had a little girl last month. They have promised modeling photos next week :D Her first event isn't until Aug. but I couldn't wait to send this off. Guess I'll just have to make more pieces for the historic baby shower we're having for her!

    There is a shirt, petticoat, 2 caps (one with pulled thread hemstitch) and a gown. Everything is linen scrap from my bin, boy those things are tiny! Hand sewn with linen thread. I actually sewed all of this while sitting in lecture classes this winter. Call it multi-tasking (or really dull lectures!)

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    And the entire thing in a little stack. Can't wait to see the model :D
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    Next is an 18th C housewife/wallet/sewing kit for my DF. He lost his kit in April & mentioned needing another. All made from scraps of linen & wool & handsewn again. I added a little padded & cross stitched pin cushion at the bottom with his initials & a distal-fink bird. I also added a loop & tie to the center pocket where he can tie a pair of scissors.

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    Last but not least is a handsewn linen canvas ball stuffed with wool. Made out of hexagons, this sucker had a million seams! It's pictured with it's friend, the paddle which is shaped like a short canoe paddle. This is an 18th C "set" for the game Stoop or Stump Ball. Basically it's the ancestor to cricket & baseball. I made the set for my baseball crazed DD to get her interested in going to events again. I think it's worked, but we'll see when we take it down to the Fort tomorrow.

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    Thanks for looking!

    Chole
  2. Chels~

    Chels~ Moment by Moment

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    Beautifully Done!
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    gorgeous, intricate hand work!
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    herc Amity's Focus Member

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    I am in awe of the handsewing :)
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    They are so pretty.

    The ball is so cool. Sounds like a fun game! Hope your dd stays inspired!

    I love handsewing too. It is so relaxing and elegant.

    Is your thimble a modern one or vintage?
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    choleblack Amity's Focus Member

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    Mari-

    I don't usually use a thimble unless I'm sewing something really heavy. I do have a killer set of callouses though.

    Chole
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    Deanna With arms wide open...

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    oh my, that is the sweetest set of baby clothes ever. wow...

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