Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Aprons Are Back!

My sister and I did a craft fair in December and I made us these cute aprons to match. They were really easy to make. Took maybe an hour. The little girls on the fabric remind me of my sister and I as children. Mine is hanging in my kitchen, which is also red.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Patchwork Pottery Inspired

I was inspired to create this from She is so talented and has an eye for detail. Her tea cup pouch and pot holder patterns are suppose to be coming out in February 2008, I can't wait!!!! I wish her the best of luck with her patterns.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Weekender Travel Bag

I recently made this bag as a test run for a swap. I love it and I am keeping this one for myself. I don't usually make bags with zippers because I don't like to use bias tape. I made this one without bias tape and there are no exposed seams.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Writlets, Key Fobs and Hair Doodles

I love making these your people!! They make great gifts and they are simple to make. I actually kept this set for myself but I also gave all the women in my family these for Christmas and they love them!! The Hair Doodle is a covered button attached to a hair band. The Key Fob is fabric attached to a D ring. Finally the Wristlet, Hair Doodle and Key Fob were made from the same 2 fat quarters!!! Great Buy!

Amy Karol's Bend The Rules Sewing BIB!!!!

I love this bib!! I followed the instructions of Amy Karol in her book Bend the Rules Sewing. She has a refreshing way about teaching sewing in the book and with all of the colorful pictures it is sure to brighten your day! I used my new machine to stitch Angel. I feel sew spoiled!!

Cell Phone Pouch

This is a cell phone pouch I made for my mother in law. I embroidered the front with a dolphin to celebrate her love of the beach. It has a snap to fasten on a belt loop or purse. There is also a flap to protect the phone and make sure that it does not fall out. I am in the process of making my first tutorial, the cell phone pouch. So stay in touch!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Embroidered Towels

Everything doesn't have to be from scratch. I found these plain kitchen towels with a strip of fabric on them at Target (2 for $2.50). I took them home and embroidered a simple design of the front. Now they look like I bought them from a fancy boutique. I didn't have to spend much time or money!!!