Monday, March 31, 2008

One More wrap

Decided to make one more item today. This wrap was created using 45" wide fabric 1/2 yard long. I had to cut the fabric in half lenghwise and sew it together and cut it to 60" to fit the black silky lining I had. The 2" fringe is okay, but longer would look even better. I think next time I have 45" wide fabric I will purchase more 60" wide lining and make a longer wrap. Not everyone fits in a 60" long evening wrap.

Still at it!

The internet is such a great source for ideas and free patterns to excerise one's creativity!

A snuggle, a couple of heat resistant curling iron bags, motorcycle lady and teal/lavender lady.

I hope to make some more evening wraps and tote bags this between dental appointments!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Evening Wrap

I purchased some lovely material to make an evening bag and decided that it was large enough and too nice to just make a bag. So I bid on some fringe on Ebay and won. Then I a few weeks later I picked up some lining material and thought it wasn't enough. So last week I finally had everything to begin the wrap.

It is so pretty!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Snuggle Quilt

I once said I wasn't interested in sewing a quilt, even lap size. Then I saw a lady on Simply Quilts that makes tube quilts. Tube quilting means no little squares and no little triangles to cut and sew, but the result looks like you spent lots of time cutting and sewing.

This little number took a couple of hours to get together and then another hour to sew on the binding which I did in my own way, not necessarily the right way!

I found the fabric for this quilt at Walmart. Say what you will, whoever is doing the purchasing for their fabric department does an excellent job and the prices are reasonable too!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Drawstring Bag

This bag is made from a fabric design that I love (I picked it up at Walmart!)

A big thank you to "Happythings" blogger! This project was great. I never would have tried a drawstring bag had it not been for the "magic"! I used grosgrain ribbon for the "string" because I couldn't wait for cording!

Little Yellow Bag

This bag is about the size of a comestic bag. It was lots of fun to make with the fabric Barbara sent from Montana.

This was fun because the tutorial was precise and there was room for creativity!

Thanks to Crafty Ladies for the tutorial!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Two new ladies.

The Sassy lady with the tangerine hair is for fun.

The Polka lady with the yellow hair was commissioned - just hope it is what she had in mind!

Next up - lady motorcyclist!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A little of this...

and a little of that! Life isn't boring! Larry's has been cutting and chipping branches around the yard. His arms looks like he's been chewed on!

Today we had AWESOME Thai food at the Kour Thai in Lucerne, CA....hope this lady stays in business a long time.

I have made more ladies and some bags!

Monday, March 10, 2008

While Larry is busy doing taxes at the senior center and walking dogs at the animal care and control department I'm trying to keep myself busy without getting bored doing one thing.
My latest projects are tote bags - found an awesome instructions to make a one-yard of fabric into a tote bag. I decided to see what would happen if I used 1/2-yard of fabric. A little small, but do-able.

I have 5 sitting ladies ready to begin the pretty process. I'll work on those between yard work projects!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

By request and then some!

The weather has turned into spring...hope it lasts. We've been getting some yard work done, as well as getting or things organized.

We had joined a woodworking class but that turned out to be a major joke - so we chalked up the $30 as a donation! Apparently the only reason people take the course is to use the tools, not to actually learn to use the tools and build something.

At the request of a friend I made the two garden ladies. I made the "freedom" lady as a raffle prize.

Today I made the tote bag for my niece out of a single yard of material. She is turning 7 so I hope it doesn't swamp her!