The sewing calendar 2010 project

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Tutorial by Liesl Couthard

This is the last  project of my sewing marathon ! Actually, I did this one before the brooch … but anyway, this is almost the last project of March 2010. I already did 1/4 of the  calendar !!!

I don’ t use shower caps, I don’ t find shower caps attractive or useful. As you probably guessed, I was not excited about this project. I chose the cheesiest fabric I had, and some lining that I usually use for wet bags fr my son’s diapers : I know it won’t leak ! Anyway, I didn’ t put too much effort in this project but the result came out great !

My son loves it and plays with it. I may try it once just to see how it feels, but don’ t expect me to take a picture  of the cap on my head 😉

I just have for now the picture of the preparation step. I will come back with the result one later this week.

Here is the picture of the preparation :


I’m done for today, I hope you enjoyed the last few posts !

Tutorial by Lauren Brandy, goody-goody
website :

Do you remember the Matyroshka doll ? Well, I didn’ t improve myself …

I really tried to make it work but I think it’ s too small for me .. So next time that a project like this one shows up in the calendar, I will double the proportions so it doesn’t turn out to be a disaster.

Well, the pictures …

Preparation :


And the (crap) result … I added a little mice  or whatever it is so at least something looks OK in the picture 😉

the result

Tutorial by Sarah Mikkelsen
blog: mysparetime/

I’m late for this project : my son was sick and I didn’thave time to work on it earlier. My son is actually still sick, so I had to take a day off from work. I did this project during his nap and I did it for him !

I was not as careful as Sarah was: I didn’t sew the ribbons first. I just pined them on the first fabric, put the second one on top and sewed everything together, on the wrong side. I just left an opening, returned to the right side and removed the pins. Finally, I seamed all over again and that’s it !

Here are the pictures :

the preparation:


and the result :

the result !
result !

What do you think? The pattern will match the stuffed animal (elephant) I did for my baby a few months ago 😉

Tutorial by Kathy beymer

Here is another project ! Quick, simple and nice result ! I didn’t need any invitation but I found a way to transform the project into something working for me 😉 I changed my mind between the beginning of the process and the final result …

Picture of the preparation :


And here here the result, with a totally different pattern :

the result !

it was a nice experience, however, I’m not sure I would create sewn invitations for a wedding : it would probably take too much time …. I mean, I did some custom invitations for my wedding, it took me forever …

By the way, I love the website : lots of nice ideas !

Tutorial by Kristen Couse

Ok, Ok. I will be short … I didn’t like the project on paper. I tried, without any motivation, and the result looks bad .. of course. So far the worst project I ever did.

Don’t make fun of me, I will still put the pictures on …

The preparation :


The result : I didn’ t even finish the edges …. The mat is now in the garage, waiting for  me to decide when to trash it …


March will be a difficult month… I’m not inspired by the projects. I mean, I know that’s it’s impossible to be thrilled by every single project, but still … March projects look boring / useless and  I don’t think I will enjoy working on them.

Here is the list :

– recycled bath mat : I actually just finished it ….. just one word : Crap !

– Sewn invitations : yeah … we already had a card for Valentine’ Day .. Not to mention that I don’t have any invitation to send …

– Bow tie Hair clip : I have a baby boy, not girl … This one might still be funny though …

– Snuggly Ribbon Blanket : useless for me … and I don’t really like the look …

– Robot Doll Pocket Pillow : I already messed up the matyroshka doll …This project is pretty much the same but instead of a doll, it’s a robot …

– Ric Rac Dahlia Brooch: is it a sewing project or a craft project? seriously …

– Fabric Basket : ok, this one ay be the best of the month ! I can’t wait !

– Shower cap : ok, joker …. Not sure I’m interested in this one … at all …

I can’t wait being in April !

Tutorial by Missy Ballance

End of February !! I already accomplished 15% of the calendar !! This project did not really inspire me … I dont know anyone who would need a tooth fairy pillow, so  I wasn’t highly motivated …. I’m not sure about the result, but I did it, and that’s the main point !

The pillow doesn’t look like a fluffy pillow : I don’t have anything to stuff anymore. I used some batting instead.

Here are the pictures:

preparation :


result :


What do you think?

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