Friday, April 24, 2009

Show and Tell

Happy Friday!!! Here in central NY we have a gorgeous weekend ahead and I can't wait! I also have a lot more sewing projects rolling around in my head that I want to get started on too. This is a dilemma. Stay inside and sew or go outside? I'm afraid going outside will win! I can always sew after the sun goes down. :)

Since I probably won't be getting many new projects finished for a while, I thought I would share a few of the projects I have recently finished.

First up is the little case/wristlet I made for my new camera. There is a pocket on the back that was meant to be for a cell phone, but I didn't add darts to it so it's too tight. There is also a pocket on the inside for cash / memory cards / credit cards...etc. The idea behind it was to be able to carry just this one little bag and have everything I need. If I make another one I will make the cellphone pocket bigger. I love this Amy Butler print, and I happened to have a small blue print in my stash that goes with it perfectly!

The next little project is a matchng set of booties and a hat. I love these little booties and the hat is just the cutest! I think I'll be making up more of these sets for Etsy.

Last but not least is the quilt I just finished hand sewing the binding on a few minutes ago. I love the little ducks!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I plan to!! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

How cute are these??

Two posts in one day! I just have to show you the most adoreable little baby shoes I made using this tutorial. They took all of 10 minutes. I can see that these could become an addiction. The problem with that is that my "babies" are 17 and 19 years old! I suppose I can hold on to them until that day in the future (way waaaaayyy in the future!) when I have grandbabies who can wear them!
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I was at work yesterday when my DD called with a crisis. She was at the mall (45 minutes away) and had locked her keys in the car. *heavy sigh*
Being the wonderful mom that I am (and being incredibly bored at work) I told her I'd bring her the spare set of keys. Since I was now taking an unscheduled trip to Binghamton, I decided to do a little shopping. I went to the Christmas Tree Shop and picked up a few things, then decided to make the trek down to the Parkway to check out JoAnns. This is where it gets good! I was browsing the decorator fabrics because I have been wanting to redo the kitchen/dining room. Then I saw it! This gorgeous stripe in just the colors I had been thinking about. I looked for the price (expecting it to be around $30/yd) and was thrilled to see that it was a red tag fabric for $6/yd!! Wait - it gets better.

Here is a closeup of the fabric. It's a nice decorator weight - but not stiff like some. It feels like a heavy linen and I love the crinkly texture. Oh, anyways...back to the story. I said it gets better. Well, as it turns out, the red tag home dec fabrics are on sale for 50% off! I got 15 yards of this stuff for $3/yd! Plus, I work at JoAnns (a different store) so I also got my 15% employee discount. CHA-CHING!
Now I have to stop procrastinating and get painting - and sewing!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Catching up

I finally got my Project Improv block finished and in the mail. I made so many of these before finally getting one I was happy with. If you haven't yet - check out the rest of the fantastic blocks by clicking on the project improv banner in the sidebar.

I also got my round 2 blocks sent out for the Swap-Bot friendship quilt swap I'm in.

It feels good to cross projects off the "to-do" list!
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