Thursday, December 31, 2009

Grocery Bag Contest!

I am getting a bit bored in these last few weeks before the baby comes! I don't have much energy though to do things, so I decided to sew yesterday. I made 6 bags! was having a contest, but I didn't realize they extended the deadline until this morning. So who knows....maybe I'll win something for making some "green" bags for the new year! The morsbag tutorial was SO SIMPLE. The tote bag tutorial wasn't difficult either, but I decided shopping bags didn't need a pocket or a gusseted bottom. Happy Almost New Year :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Grab Bag Purses

I wanted to make a little something for my voice students when they graduated from high school. These grab bag purses (that I finally got around to sewing), are NOT my favorite. The straps are not easy to make look nice, and for such a simple bag, ....I don't know....maybe just not my thing. I'm not sure if the pattern is still available, but I got mine off of:

Mod Sampler Quilt

I'm finally getting around to posting my new quilt! I did everything myself, every last stitch. I desperately need help learning how to bind though. Supposedly this should be the easy part, especially after stippling the whole thing! Here is the back,...I almost like it more than the front.
Here is the front. So cute, huh?! Love the green, black and white combo. I used a wonderful tutorial from Here is the link.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Baby Gifts

I am just about done with my "to-do" list for other people...and then I can start sewing for my new baby! Here is a receiving blanket/ burp cloth and hooded towel and washcloth. Now if I could just find the address to send one off in the mail......Oh I can't wait to post my brand new quilt I made just for me.....quilted and everything....oh I LOVE IT.....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The "Oh sooo wonderful Hooter Hider"

I absolutely loved the nursing cover a friend made for me during my last pregnancy, so I just had to learn how to make it! There are a few different variations on the web, but I used mostly this tutorial. I used a little larger piece for better coverage so you can tuck the sides under your arm, and a little longer boning in the top.....(it's nice to be able to smile at your sweet baby :) I wish I could keep it, but alas, another friend is need!

Cute little purse

One of my girl's at church had a birthday so I made her this. You can find the tutorial here.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Decorative Stitches

SewMamaSew had a post today about decorative stitches and it reminded me of these cute baby quilts I made last year.  Please don't judge me by my photos!  Wow, I need to work on that.  I can't find the tutorial online, but it used 3 different fabrics, and made 3 quilts.  Easy, cute, and then I finished them off with a daisy decorative stitch.  It was fun to play around with that feature on my machine.  It isn't always easy to keep the line looking straight, but if you look far enough ahead it makes it easier.  What a cute way to embellish burp rags.....flannel with a decorative stitch!  My mom does this a lot for little gifts.   A homemade gift is always a just dress it up with a little stitch :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My 1st quilts!

I have been wanting to do a crazy nine patch ever since I saw it.  Here is the tutorial from AllSorts, that I used.  Thank-you all of you quilters who put such great tutorials online for us newbies to try.  I will always be husband too ;)  Sure helps the crafting budget stay down!
My husband helped me figure out if I had enough fabric to make this design I came up with.  I really like how it turned out.  I made it for a humanitarian project....I wonder where it will end up??  I hope they like it.  It was way more modern than any of the other quilts at the debut night.  I felt a little out of place, but was proud of my contribution.
I made this "Favorite Things" quilt for my mom.  Every fabric represents something special about my momma.  I loved how it turned out.  I had it quilted by a lady with a huge quilting machine, but I'm gonna try myself next time.

Friday, May 1, 2009

An Airplane Survival Kit

For all those kids who have to fly alone!  I whipped up this little kit for my son's first adventure to ease his nerves:
*an ipod cover, courtesy of Made by Petchy
*a drawing pad and marker holder 
*a drawstring bag for a Nintendo DS and games

Happy Traveling!