July 31, 2014

Inspire Us Thursday, July 31!

It's Thursday! It's Summer! I'm cutting and pasting the rest of this so I can rush back out after a certain five-year-old into the sunscreen- and bugspray-scented air! Welcome to Inspire Us Thursday!  Here you'll find a group of links dedicated to projects in fiber: yarn, thread, fabric, and floss. Maybe you're a quilter who will be inspired to try crochet. Or a sewer of clothing drawn in by a cross-stitch. Maybe you'll be inspired to put down the knitting needles and dust of your sewing machine. Be sure to check out all the links, you may be surprised where you'll find your next inspiration.

Inspire Us Thursdays: Sew Needle Stitch Hook, a link party dedicated to fiber on The Inspired Wren.
Last weeks Most Viewed Link: You must click through and see ALL of this brilliant collection of girls clothes refashioned from boys hand-me-downs by Laura from Over The Apple Tree!



July 30, 2014

The Peanut Gallery, Part 1: Sewing Space

I don’t know about you, but often while I sew I have a rowdy audience of one. She hasn't started sewing with me yet, but she’s always watching and (hopefully) sponging it all up. Today is a peek at what The Peanut is privy to to daily. So welcome to my home, please enjoy the view from the cheap seats.

A View from The Peanut Gallery: Sewing Space & Singer 5817c | The Inspired Wren
 A Singer 5817c, my workhorse.


July 24, 2014

Inspire Us Thursday, July 24!

It's Thursday! Time to take a breath and relax. Sit back in the sun (or cool air conditioning) and come be inspired by Inspire Us Thursday! Here you'll find a group of links dedicated to projects in fiber: yarn, thread, fabric, and floss. Maybe you're a quilter who will be inspired to try crochet. Or a sewer of clothing drawn in by a cross-stitch. Maybe you'll be inspired to put down the knitting needles and dust of your sewing machine. Be sure to check out all the links, you may be surprised where you'll find your next inspiration.

Inspire Us Thursdays: Sew Needle Stitch Hook, a link party dedicated to fiber on The Inspired Wren.
The most viewed link last week: Be sure to click through to see all the details (and learn abut all the fabrics) on these perfect Baby Blocks by Ella & Nesta's Little Room.


July 23, 2014

Oliver + S Croquet Flipped into a Mash-Up Romper

Apparently I still have rompers on the brain. When I first read about this month's Flip This Pattern, I immediately saw this romper in my mind's eye. Frances Suzanne chose the Oliver + S Croquet Dress for July's challenge and I found my excuse to purchase another O+S pattern. My solution isn't so much a Flip as it is a Mash-Up of two patterns, the Croquet Dress and the O+S Puppet Show Shorts.

Sewing an Oliver+S Croquet Dress Flipped (or rather made into a Mash-Up with Puppet Show Shorts) into a Romper | The Inspired Wren