Friday, June 11, 2010


I have been meaning to get zippered pouches into my etsy shop for months. So, I finally did that, just a few minutes ago. I made up 6 zippered wristlets yesterday, please go to my shop and check them out! Acutally, there will only be 4 pouches there for you to see, I made this one pictured, to surprise a friend and I made one for myself that I didn't take a picture of. Let me know what you think. I have already received the suggestion of putting a single pocket on the inside. That will probably be part of the next batch. Is the price right? Would you purchase one for $8? I appreciate feedback...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ahoy Matey!

Okay, I just had to share the latest sewing projects. My sweet pirate is turning 4 next week and we are having a pirate party, so he needed a new outfit. What do you think? With my grandma's help, I "whipped" this little number up yesterday, so much fun! He wore the outfit to the grocery store this morning and was turning heads down every isle. Wouldn't it be great to live in a world of make believe like that again? I'm envious!

And the kitchen curtains, are they just... happy? I have been toying with fabric choices and colors for a few months, then the other day, I just decided to do it. I used Amy Butler, Full Moon Dots in Tangerine, yep, orange. Kind of different than what I would usually do, but I LOVE them! And the red Happy Camper material is a great accent. I recently painted my kitchen a golden yellow and have been trying to decorate it using warm colors that remind me of fall (my favorite season) all year long. Wonder what my next random project will be, maybe a quilt for the almost ready for a bed big girl in my house! We will see what inspires me...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More Fun

So, you will have to excuse my pictures on this post. The weather here has been less than cooperative for good pictures outside, so I had to take these inside last week and they didn't turn out the greatest. Aren't they fun though? The first pic is my new sewing apron, made with Amy Butler's new fabric, Memento and Sun Spots. I am forever pulling strings off my pants after I complete an afternoon of sewing, so this will help with that, plus it just makes me feel special when I put it on!

Second pic is a clutch I made with some scraps from the medium tote in my last post. It was a pattern I found in my Amy Butler book, Institches. It was pretty easy, didn't turn out quite like I had hoped, but I might modify the idea to make my own clutch, it's been on my to do list for awhile, designing a clutch I mean. Maybe soon, we'll see.

The last pic is the travel bag I made for myself, yep, for myself. I have made enough of these for other people, and been needing one, so I used my favorite Anna Maria Horner fabric, Festival, and made it up!! I have it sitting on my dresser just so I can look at it until we take another small trip. Of course, after I showed it around, I had a few people say they would like to have one, so maybe in my free time I will "whip" up a few more.

Speaking of travel bags, I have been meaning to look for a pattern to make a larger travel bag, one that has pockets for shampoo and conditioner and enough room to put everything I need in one bag. Does anyone know of a good pattern for something like that?