Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bland to Bling

I turned an old, off-white lampshade into a cool (kind of retro) lampshade.  With just a little shiny white Christmas garland and a staple or two.  It was just meant to be a Christmas decoration, but it's so awesome I might just keep it that way.  (The pictures might not do it justice)

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Ditty" Bag

I followed a pattern for a small, round, bag called a ditty bag.  It has ties at the top, and pockets on the outside.  I'm not sure what Ditty means, but here it is: (It was my first round project)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pretty Table Setting for Tea Party

Place setting for tea party that I had today

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shopping Cart Coupon Organizer

goes over the handle of the shopping cart and holds coupons and the like:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Much More Organized Sewing Room

Someone in my neighborhood threw away a dresser and two night tables that are perfect for my sewing room!  Now all of my crafting supplies are tucked away neatly in drawers.

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Rice Bags

Just some different fabric

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Lot To Do

I'm working on several projects at the moment, so I'm having a blast!  A tote bag for my grandma, a tote bag for my mom, a sewing apron for me, and an apron for a friend.  I'll post pictures as soon as I finish any of these projects.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Abstract Art

Just a couple of things I've painted:

My (Mostly) Organized Sewing Room

A little messy from rice bag stuff everywhere, but all my pretty little threads are in a row.

Scissors Case/Wrist Pin Cushions

A wrist pin cushion - to make my sewing life easier

I can always keep my sewing scissors handy with this scissors case.  It can also be used as a glasses case.  It's reinforced with interfacing, of course (most of my projects are)

This is a wrist pin cushion that I made for my Grandmother.  I used elastic so she wouldn't have to Velcro the strap every time.

Rice Bags, Rice Bags, Everywhere!

This is a sample of the Rice Bags that I have been making.  This is 6 of the 18 I have made.  They are much longer than the picture shows (22in).  These are so quick and easy to make, and I love them so much.  They do use quite a bit of rice, though.  I have used up the 50lbs bag that I bought, plus a 10lbs bag.

Not-so-Quick-and-Easy Tote Bag

This Black and Pink tote bag took me over twelve hours to make (over a week's worth of sewing)!  I had no idea it would take me so long, but it was worth it.  This was the first big project I have made with no help.  I just needed some advice on one complex direction.