Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More Stuff from Stitch

I finished the Travel Lingerie Bag last night. I can't wait to go on a trip so I can use it.

I started on the adorable clutch on the cover of the mag last night too. I had a chain from an old bag so I added tiny hooks to the clutch so I could use it. Even though I fused the petals on I chose to stitch over them. I think it looks better, and the wonder under is never enough on it's own. I will certainly make this bag again. However, I'll need to make some adjustments with the interfacing.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Kitty Pillow for Andre

I saw this fabric at Joann's and had to have it. I know...I sound like a broken record. I'm not impulsive, I just live in the moment. Anyway, I was going to make the cat bed from One Yard Wonders, but didn't have the patience to cut out all the trapezoids. So I made this up. I put the pillow EVERYWHERE Andre normally sleeps hoping he'd claim the pillow as his own. It's been almost 12 hours and he hasn't done more than sniff at this strange puff (not impulsive, but impatient). Mark seems to think he just doesn't want to sit on another kitty's face.


I just picked up the Spring 2010 issue of Stitch Magazine. The picture on the front was too adorable for me to pass up.

After flipping through the tutorials I decided to start with the apple coasters. If I were better with bias/binding I think this would be an adorable gift. My boyfriend thought it looked like a turtle belly...so this one is staying on my own coffee table.

I then decided to start the Travel Lingerie Bag. I've got to pick up some 12" zippers before I finish this one.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dolly Donations-I LOVE them!

I happened upon the Dolly Donations blog somehow a couple of days ago. They offer free doll patterns and lots of tutorials. I made two dolls yesterday and have seven more cut out. The dolls are easy to make and benefit orphans in Haiti. Check out the site, sew some dolls, tell your friends. It's so easy!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Car Organizer

I had it in my mind that I absolutely needed a car organizer. I decided to try this one since Simplicity patterns were on sale at Joann's. It looked simple enough...then came the bias tape (nooooo). It looks like my cat sewed it on! However, it holds my pens and my gum and it's unobtrusive. In a day or two I won't even notice the crazy, overlapping stitches.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Learing to Quilt...kind of

I have always wanted to make a quilt. I've passed up many quilting classes because the timing wasn't right. So, I decided to do a little on-line learning. I started with a log cabin block. I had so much fun I made four! I don't know if I did it right, but at least I'm trying!

Gifts Given

My two gifts are done and in the hands of two wonderful young ladies.

This is Sarah's apron. We both jumped up and down and giggled when I gave it to her. She REALLY wanted ruffles!

Chelsea's sketck book cover proved harder than I originally thought. I added pockets and a place marker as I went and drank A LOT of coffee in the process. I love my little niece!

Monday, June 14, 2010

My next projects for the two girls who helped out all week. Sarah will be getting an apron with ruffles and a crown to represent her sorority in school. I've just started to work on a sketch book cover for Chelsea. André has been helping me sew.

Time on my hands

Now that school is out and Sewing Camp is done I have time to sit and sew again! The girls in Sewing Camp refreshed my spirit and creativity. They took on projects with gusto and left with an incredible sense of accomplishment. I needed the weekend to recover from the thirteen girls, but my machine is humming...

I have wanted to make the Pin Cushion Caddy from Anna Maria Horner's "Seams to Me" since I bought the book. It's bunchy in the middle, but I think it's so pretty. I don't really need to use it, I just want to.