I made a skirt for my younder DD which is chronicled here. This helped me develop some ruffling skills which will be important going into the fall season. Next I made a pleated skirt for my older DD. I do not have a picture or blog post about this one but will try to rectify later. Again, pleating skills may be necessary for this fall.
I found a great tutorial for Tunisian crochet and taught myself how to do that! It turned out to be simple and fun. It just required a special crochet hook. It was quick to do too. I blogged it here.I took a break from crocheting and made some fun jewelry for the girls which is blogged here. These were so fun to make! I made another one this past weekend for my youngest DD to give as a birthday present.
I discovered that my die cut machine (lever type) would actually cut fabric this summer. I put this information into practice to make this! I need to explore this idea further.
Then somewhere in the midst of the other things, I found my old quilting project and finished up an applique square. My bad quilt flashback was blogged here. You never know when that applique skill might come in handy.
Then I started back to sewing with phone covers. These things are so fun to make! I blogged about them here and here.
Then, because I needed the skill, I made a zipper case for my youngest DD. I need to photograph it for the blog still. I am going to make one (hopefully tonight) for my oldest DD. Putting in zippers has been a sticking point for me when sewing but no more! Not that 2 zippers makes me an expert in any way, shape or form!
When I look back at this list, I am amazed! I am so glad that I have blogged most of it to help me remember so much of what has been done! I don't think I have ever gotten so much done in a summer!
I will be armed with all kinds of new sewing skills for this fall! Why is that so important? I can answer that easily! My youngest DD should be a clown this year (if auditions go well!) and the costumes are so (and sew!) important. In years past, I have relied on friends to help. This year, one of them is moving to Phoenix for at least a year. The move is our loss and Phoenix's gain. There are others who will step up and help but I really want to try to do as much of it as I can myself.
So what's next? Well besides the zipper case, I have an apron in the works, more phone covers planned and some more quilting to do with a more modern color scheme. I cannot wait!