I also used a elastic hair pony and a covered button for the closure. I will be making coin pouches to go along with the bags, so that's what I will tackle tonight. I just can't miss SNL, cause my man is on, YAY!!
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Now, I am the type of person that LOVES buying new fabric and fat quarters, but I also have problems cutting into it right away too! There is something about a full piece of fabric that I find hard to just slice into. I try not to be stingy with my fabric, but I DO tend to be with my thread. Maybe it's the fact that it's been pounded into my head to not use cheap thread by my father (who repairs sewing machines) and my mother (who sells machines). So when I pay 9 dollars for a spool of thread I don't like clipping the inches of ends off stitched blocks just to throw away. Now I introduce the Thread Saver...the next best thing to sliced bread!! It might sound pretty flashy, but it's not. It's something you all have in your possession right now! It's just a tiny piece of fabric folded in half and ran through the machine before and after you piece your fabric. You would be surprised how much thread snipping time this saves you! I don't sew without them ever!! It also helps me not to forget to snip the excess thread off!
My next discovery is the Wonder Wall..and no, I'm not talking about the catchy song by Oasis. It's also a handy item to have next to you sewing machine. It reminds me of those felt boards that our kindergarten teachers used. Your fabric and blocks stick to them like magic so your pieces can't get disheveled on your sometimes messy work table! If you can't find one of these things, you can also use one of those plasticy vinyl table clothes with the felty side on the back. Just turn it to the back and tape it to the wall. I've also found that fleece pellon (what I use for interfacing of my purses) works great too!
Well, now it's time for me to get back to it.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Hopefully this weekend I can slip in a few blogs here and there!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I'm back from the cities and now trying to get things all organized. I'm excited as I just added 3 things to my etsy store. Tonight I plan to work on some more of my ideas. I already have 2 custom orders, so I'm sure I won't have a problem keeping busy!! Happy Tuesday to all!!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
It's almost time to head to my parents for cake and homemade ice cream, so I thought I would quick add the picture of her gift. I made a table runner for her. It's a nice enough size so that she can keep it on the table even if she has a quick project to whip up or a newspaper to read. I hope she enjoys it!!
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I've been quite sluggish each night, not taking on too big of a project and making quick simple things. Tonight wasn't any different. I made a cutsie little pin for my mom..she has a birthday coming up and since I know she checks my blog I didn't want to give too much away, so until it's safe to post pics of her other gift I will only share this little bobkin!
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
I decided to do another project from my Denyse Schmidt Quilt-It Kit...I picked up some vinyl at Wal-Mart and got to sewing this mid-morning. The project was fun and went quite fast. I think this bag will be nice to use when I head to the twin cities in 2 weekends!
This was my first time sewing with vinyl and was pretty fun! I like the fact that vinyl doesn't fray, so you can have some raw edges here and there.
Since I have some left over vinyl I might try some other hand bags!
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Not sure it's really what I had in mind, but it will work for awhile...and if all else fails I think it would look cute just hanging on the wall!