Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I love this book. It is due back at the library today - ugh! I used the "charming handbag" pattern for these three bags. They will be donated to a Young Life banquet/Auction for this saturday.
So, as many of you know, I didn't follow the rules. I wanted to add the embroidery and had this idea with the circle that I had to try. The first one was my trial and by the third I think I perfected my idea. You would not believe how simple it was to get those circles like that.
The embroidery was not done on my embroidery machine but on my regular sewing machine that has monogramming letters to choose from. I like the way the words look - Hope, Faith, Love.
Check out my flickr for other pictures of the bags/embroidery.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
but I have fallen in love with it. You will get one . . . but later! It is a pleated beauty bag by Amy Karol from her book Bend-The-Rules Sewing. Oh, my goodness, I just saw that she has a new book coming out August 2009! I already love THIS book. She is so talented and creative. Oh, she's from Oregon. So many talented people there, like my niece Avery. She will be taking sewing lessons from my mom and I am so jealous that I am not the one to be giving her lessons. ugh! But how special for her and grandma!
I went to my sister-in-laws baby shower this weekend and I made her a quilt and bibs and burp clothes - but no, nope, no pictures. Hmmmm. Will have to see if I can get a picture to post. You're all waiting aren't you?
And plans for Spring Break? Haven't even paid attention to what the weather may be like because I will be in my sewing room making a tshirt quilt that should have been done months ago. MONTHS!!! I think I'm aproaching the year marker! People, you have to give me deadlines - I am horrible at "oh, whenever!" That turns into months, ahem, a year!!! (that's bad, really bad!) Ok, but I will have it done next week. Think positive!!!
Friday, March 6, 2009