Monday, September 7, 2009

Somewhat Productive

I had higher hopes for my 4 day weekend but only got 2 small projects done. A migraine had me down for 2 days and well laziness won out the other days. Anyways, here is some pictures of what I did. I also posted the links to the tutorials that I got the ideas from. I want to give credit where credit is due.

The first project was a grocery bag holder. We had all our bags sitting in a cloth basket and I really thought this was a fun idea. I am convinced that every household should have one. I hung it in our living room closet to get it out of the way. I am just sad that I couldn't find a place to showcase it in the kitchen. Notice it is owls, my obsession comes out once again.

The second project is a set of coasters that I made with some left over scraps of fabric. It is the perfect thing to make with scraps. One side of the coasters is the left over fabric I had from my wall hanging. The other side is just scraps that I thought went well with the Wonderland fabric.

The last picture I have is to show these really cute pillow cases that I got at Target for $5. They were in the dorm room section and they are probably somewhat juvenile, but I thought they were cute and added more color to my bed.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wall Hanging

I finally got Dylan to hang up the wall hanging that I made last weekend. The first is a picture of the hanging itself to see the amazing fabric and then a picture in my messy room.

The walls are so plain but at least this will spice it up just a tad.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Good Intentions

I had every intention of getting a lot of projects done this weekend, however, my lazy self won out. I try to be all Suzy Homemaker but it just doesn't happen. I enjoyed curling up on my bed and reading a book instead in this ridiculously warm weather.

I tried to start the mobile that I am making for Constance but I have to get all the attachments first otherwise weighing out the branches will be all screwed up once I put the other stuff on. I also tried to start making a pair of baby shoes for Grace but then couldn't decide on what fabric I wanted to use.

So in an effort to do something with fabric, I made the canvas to hang over my bead which took all of 5 minutes tops. At least I got something done even though it required no sewing. Once Dylan hangs it I will put up a picture.

But for now, I watch Kourtney and Khloe take Miami and then sleep will win me over.


Monday, August 24, 2009


Today I finally got my fabric that I have been waiting for from England. I won't tell you how much I paid for it since I had to pay in pounds and shipping from another country but I can tell you that it is the most amazing fabric ever. It is by Momo and it is called Tea Time and was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

I had seen it at Birch but passed it up thinking I could go back a few weeks later and it would be there. Wrong. I found it on and purchased it just to have the person I bought it from say oops I didn't update my shop and she didn't have it.

I was on a mission. A discontinued fabric and I needed it. I finally got it and even though I paid the most I will ever pay for one yard of fabric I now will have a cute wall hanging for over my bed.

Here's what it kind of looks like and I will post the wall hanging once I make it.


Monday, August 17, 2009

Birdy Towel

I have been wanting to try to make some hand towels and dish towels. I finally tried one and I thought I would share it.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's been too long

I know I haven't been faithful with updating this blog but I have a good excuse. The last few projects I have worked on were taken on my sisters camera and so the pictures sit either on her camera or on my parent's computer.

But I do have a few pictures of a set that I made for a lady at my work who became a first time grandma. It was fun working on something that could be given as a full set. Her face lit up because she wasn't expecting anything. I love handmade gifts. They are so special and I know that people will cherish them because someone took the time to make something especially for them.

Here are some pictures of the pillow that I made for Dylan and my second anniversary. It was the cotton anniversary and I didn't know what to do but I came up with this. I have been on an owl kick lately so I was excited to experiment.

The picture of the back is hard to see but it says Happy 2nd Anniversary, July 6, 2009.

Hopefully, I can get my hands on more pictures of recent projects but until then I should probably keep sewing more or finish Constance's quilt that I have barely started.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

More bibs...

Here are some more bibs that I made. The first two were for a baby shower and the second two I made for a guy that just had a baby at my dad's work. I will try to get a picture soon of the blanket that Andrea made to go with the first two for the baby shower.