Sunday, October 28, 2012

My newest favorite bag!! The bucket bag pattern. I made the bias handles 4" this time and used a heavier weight fabric. This one is lined in teal suedecloth and embellished with more than 100 buttons. I was glad to use up a bunch of buttons at once, but don't worry- I sewed them on by machine.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Our sweet baby is modeling the Portrait Peasant Pattern top. I lengthened it into an A-line dress.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Really loving the dumpling pattern, hand embroidered.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Painted dots. I like the glass, but an idea from Pinterest was to paint dots concentrated on the bottom and moving up. I am really glad I tried it and used the glass paint. Luckily, they all washed off easily because I did not like it. So, now what can I do with this lovely glass 'canvas'?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I have a weakness for pink with white polka dots. Especially in diaper fabric. I know she had plenty of cute girly diapers, but when I saw this fabric I had to whip up twenty more. 8 of them are in the next size up.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My sister and favorite niece came over one afternoon for an unexpected sewing project. They each made a dumpling zippy pouch. So, now, if a six year old, new to sewing can sew a zipper like a pro- so can you!
P.S. Don't tell them that zippers can be tricky. They don't know since I didn't mention it. As a result, they both did beautiful zippers and topstitched them perfectly!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fully reversible bucket bias tape bag pattern. I can't remember if I've already posted this- but if so, it works out because I made 2. I love making one for me and one for a friend. When I use my copy, I always think of the friend out there who has the match.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Firetruck Cake! What fun this cake was for all the 3 year old boys attending! I did NOT make this, but it was all organic and nearly healthy. I cannot stress how incredibly yummy it was!! And beautiful, what a creative mommy!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

This beautiful baby quilt was a collaborative gift from a small friend and her quilting mother. We are so touched by their kindness. I am also touched by the idea that one of our daughters would someday be interested in crafting with me.

Friday, October 19, 2012

This is a bag that I've made many of. It goes together fast, has only 3 pieces, and uses bias tape decoratively. I like to use plastic canvas in the bottom for slight stability. The bag is also fully reversible. (Except that I like to use a snap instead of a button.)
Bucket Bag Pattern

Thursday, October 18, 2012

These are the same zippy pouches from KeykaaLou's Dumpling pattern- enlarged 120%. I really liked some of these fabrics, but really messed up on piecing 2 of them. Maybe I can try again on the next batch.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Here is a new favorite of mine. Not this particular bag, but the mix of sewing, zippers, and hand embroidery. Alas, how many of these can I personally use?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What's old is new! Matchie jammies- passed down.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jell-O ring. Have you seen one of these recently? We actually make them quite often, the kids love 'em!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This is a miniquilt. It was a very ambitious attempt at dryer sheet applique. Things went terribly wrong when quilting it.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

These are "woven" mug rugs, or quiltinis. I had fun with the design, but only because they are small.

Friday, October 12, 2012

This is a back crossover dress for the baby. I had some fun with the buttons.