Friday, May 07, 2010

sew & tell- one of these things is not like the other

If you are new or need a refresher for Sew & Tell guidelines you can click on the tab above for details on linking up!
Sorry for keeping you all waiting this am, I was having some arguments with blogger, but I won!!

Before we jump in to sew & tell this week, lets's play a little game!! I promise it'll be fun.


You know the game. The one on Sesame Street where they sing "oooooooone of these things, is not like the other"?

I know, I know. It's a hard one.
Ok, maybe blink your eyes a couple of times really hard and then look again.
You found it?
All I have to say is glamour shots, schlammer shots! Who needs them when we all have photoshop? (for those of you who like my version of Amy and Maggie's photo, make sure you tell Amy in the comments. I'm hoping she doesn't ban me from her blog after seeing my souped up version of her photo!)
I know you all have had several sleepless nights for the last week, wondering if you were the wrap it up bag winner, so I won't keep you waiting any longer. I did a random number generator for the number of linkies from last week's sew & tell, and
the winner is #33!
Vanessa! I'll email you later today to get your info.
And now for my big finish this week.....
tadaaaaa!
a linen napkin set with some hand embroidery. For those of you who know me a little bit, you know this is a miraculous event. Me and hand sewing are like oil and water for sure. After some vigorous shaking, we'll meld together a little. Give us a few minutes though, and then we're both back in our own separate corners, wondering what just happened.



For those of you who are interested, I made these for the urban home goods swap. We just finished up with the first round, but if you like to do a little swap now and again, check back for the next one!

***edited to add*** For those of you who asked, I'll be posting the tutorial for the napkins on sewtakeahike in a couple of weeks. Also, the material I used for the outside is from the "authentic" line from sweetwater for moda.

Can't wait to see what you've been doing this week!

Your turn!

Please refer to the sew & tell page if you have any questions or wonder why your link may have been deleted.

1. Link to your specific post about a sewing related finish you had THIS week.
2. Please mention sew & tell in your post and link back to this post (link or button) so everyone can join in.
3. Pat each other on the backs in the comments!

36 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Mrs Moen said...

Love the linen napkins!!

Lauren said...

Cute napkins, love the colors! The picture of Amy is cute, tattoo or not ;)

beth said...

Lovely napkins. Your hand stitching looks so nice and neat!

ivoryspring said...

Congratulations again, Amy. As far as I am concerned, you have a most perfect finished project in that darling baby!

And I can't believe you are already sewing! Way to yo - you are a super MOM!

Suzanne said...

Ooh I love the solids linens!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Nice napkins! Love the bold colors.

everydaychaos said...

Those napkins are amazing. I adore the border. And thanks for the link to the Urban Home Goods pool!

Dayna said...

Penny, you are so funny! And those napkins are great. I love the colors

Congratulations to Vanessa!

nima said...

Penny...that was fun...

I love your napkin set...looks awesome.

Michelle said...

LOL! About the glamour shot. :-)

I love the multi-colored napkins. You did a great job!

Nicole said...

How'd you do it? I love that newspaper print edge. (Seriously - how big, what kind of fabric, etc. I need to make my own napkins after seeing how much a nice set costs.)

Did you get the ink to celebrate the birth of your sweet baby? That's what all the famous people do, right?
:)

Candied Fabrics said...

Ooh! beautiful colors on those napkins...but I still think Amy's got the best Friday Finish!

Danielle said...

You look great, and your baby is gorgeous. Enjoy your baby-- what a preciuos gift.

Tori said...

I really want to link up this week but my yoga bag still needs straps! If I can get the dang thing finished I'll link up tonight.

Brooke said...

I love the stitching around the napkins. Fun project.

LollyChops said...

Love these napkins Penny!

Congrats Vanessa.. (grumble grumble)

bumblebeebags said...

A.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!!!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Pretty napkins! Love that border on them. And Amy can't get mad at you for giving her a tattoo. Now if you had tatooed the baby... how did you do those corners on the napkins, is the back linen too or that cute newsprint print?

manuela said...

Those napkins are exceedingly cool!

Catherine said...

Yes that's definitely more glamourous! LIke those napkins too!

kristie said...

those are the most wonderful napkins i've ever seen! i love the fabric choices and the hand stitching, it adds such a nice detail.

Jenn said...

Nice tat, Amy! ha ha!!

Aunt Spicy said...

1. Love the napkins!
2. Let's make a plan to get together when I get back! Even if I have to bring the fabric to you!

Vicki said...

hahahaha! I love your fake tattoos. The napkins are fabulous!

annettesquilts said...

Hah! Great tattoo. I love flowers.

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

LOVE the tattoo! And love the print border on the napkins.

Michelle said...

Amy and Maggie are just gorgeous..Tatt or no Tatt ;)

I am totally loving the napkins..and the newsprint fabric is TDF!!

Elizabeth said...

Love those linen napkins! Beautiful work!

Andy said...

I love your napkins. I'm thinking that I need a set....hm....

Rene' said...

Great pictures of Amy and Maggie! Love the tattoo.

Penny, these are great napkins! Love the print fabric on the edge of the solids! Great stitching as well.

This is the first Sew and Tell Friday since I started that I don't have a project to share ;-( Hope it's not a trend.

Musicmaker said...

I've been trying to figure out how to link to a finished project - do I do it here in the comments? Congrats on the beautiful new baby, btw! My post is at http://www.cindybettinger.com/gateway/2010/05/beautiful-africa-is-finished.html and I've mentioned Sew & Tell

Kristen said...

Oh no! Where did the links go? Are they gone? I so wanted to visit!?

Leslie said...

where did all the links go? i was still trying to catch up on this weeks entries, but they are missing??!!

sardanadesign said...

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to keep motivated, I just hope to find out why my tags don't work, till then I added a link back on "normal" way. :)

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

These are wonderful. I especially like the way you added the embroidery.
Teresa

Kristen said...

Thanks for the links. Those napkins really are modern and chic. The hand stitching makes all the difference!

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