Creating & Conversation- A New Video Series Blog

Check out the latest Creating & Conversation Series preview video.

The time has come for the start of a new video series entitled, “Creating & Conversation.” Check out the preview video of this new video series below.

I have been wanting to compose a Do-It-Yourself show full of accessory creations and conversation for a while, however, personal distractions put it on hold. So I am asserting myself in this new season to new results and expectations. Check out Episode 1 below as I create a pretty-in-pink infinity scarf and chat of this new season.  Eventually guests will join the show but until then there will be great conversation with ME.  As I give you a window into my world I hope you enjoy every minute of it.

 

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes and subscribe to our Youtube page @WhatsSheCreating.

Until next time….. create your style.

-Neci LoveHarmon

She’s Back!

Finally back in action! I created Simplicity 8084-the Mimi G style shirt dress that cinches at the waist. I love the printed fabric that she used but I decided to go with a solid polyester woven mustard yellow fabric. I found this fabric on sale at a local fabric store. I feel the majority of the fabrics that I buy have to be on sale, otherwise I feel like I’m not working hard enough. By the way, yellow is one of my favorite colors.

This pattern was easy, however, the lapped buttonhole placket could have been confusing if I had not completed it before. I used size 14 pattern style A. I’m starting to prefer a lot of long dresses these days ….. getting away from the mid-length dresses that I loved in the past. I found these cool suede heels and I’m looking forward to the future.

I wanted to end this post by writing a bit of encouragement. You may not know this but it is increasingly challenging for me to finish and display blog posts due to the elements of my life. However, everyone has a choice daily in how to spend the time given. Use your time wisely and try not to get distracted. I find that I am able to complete more when I get off the social media sites and hone in to my purpose in life. I hope this inspires you to go for your dreams.

I am currently working on a few shirts that I’ll be displaying soon so stay tuned. Until next time …. stay focused and create your style!

Creatively yours,

Neci Harmon

 

Online Sewing Machine Video Tutorial

It’s been a while since I’ve wrote a blog post. With life happening everyday sometimes it can be difficult to sit down and write with a clear head. I had a few fans request a video detailing the stitch functions of the KENMORE 385 sewing machine. You may view the video here.

More videos to come in the future. If you have not viewed the Basic sewing machine tutorial of the KENMORE 385 we created please view here.

Let us know how we are doing by leaving a short comment.

Until next time ……Create Your Style!

-Neci Harmon

The Neci LoveHarmon Accessory Line Is Finally Here!

Spring is here with all of the pollen and rain and rain and pollen. Spring is also a time of new beginnings, which means it’s time to take resources and experience to the next level. This accessory collection was to be released over six months ago, however, after having a child, adapting to a new life, household and martial obligations as well as working a full time job it stalled. After all the blood, sweat and tears the Neci LoveHarmon collection is here. This is actually the 5th collection of my custom, eclectic handbags and totes. People always ask what inspires a line of bags. To tell the truth, I have a general idea of the colors I desire then I travel to various shops for fabric and whatever organically speaks to my eye is what I use. The palate includes stone grey, light grey, white , brown, mustard yellow, orange and Ankara prints.

There are four separate looks, the envelope clutch, the oversized clutch bag, the large pouch and the crossbody large tote.  We used a variety of different textures including faux leather, upholstery woven fabric, woven leather, cotton prints and Ankara prints. Check out the entire collection here.

I hope that you are inspired by this collection. Through this process I cracked my IPad screen, which was upsetting to say the least, but I am very happy with the finished product. Want to view the entire collection? Check out the Etsy shop here.

 

Until next time …. create your style!

-Neci LoveHarmon

Emoji Pillows 101

I am so excited about our last completed project. We cut and constructed emoji pillows. This was the first sewing project for the beginner sewing class I am teaching at a local high school. The students enjoyed planning and creating the face of the emoji. Some had difficulty sewing the pillow by machine so they completed a hand-sewn pillow.

In order to create this pillow you will need:

1/2 yard of yellow felt fabric

1/4 yard of black, red and white felt

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Copy Paper for pattern

Pillow foam stuffing

Spool of thread

Needle

Scissors

Colored pencil or pen

Once you have all of your supplies, locate a circle of your choice. Trace onto copy paper for pattern. Use a trash can or a circle you may find around your house. Transfer the copy paper circle to fabric using a pen or colored pencil. Cut two circles.

Next locate your Emoji face of choice using online technology. Trace onto copy paper. The easiest way to do this is to place copy paper atop of a desktop computer and trace. Transfer the emoji face to copy paper using pen or pencil of choice. Place the copy paper on top of the desktop screen and trace. Cut out and transfer the pattern to the felt fabric using a pen or colored pencil. Cut out the felt Emoji face.

Use a hot glue gun to glue the face in the center of the yellow felt circle. Place right sides together of Emoji faced circle and other yellow circle. Hand sew or machine stitch the circles leaving an opening for turning the pillow inside out.

Clip curves and turn pillow inside out. Add pillow foam to the inside until full. Use needle and thread to close opening in pillow. Voila! Emoji success!

These are the cutest pillows ever!

Until next time …..create your style!

-Neci Harmon