I haven’t had too much time to sew this last week because I was out of town. The band did a fabulous job but did not win. It was fun to see a few snippets of them on the Billboard Music awards last night however. They did show a montage of the bands and their road trips so Hotels was there. Very cool.
This week the sewing has been baby bibs. I had lots of fun doing these. They were quick and easy. I know there are lots of free patterns out and previously I just copied a pattern that I had here but I actually used McCalls 6108. It was fast and easy and the proportions were perfect. I used some fun fabric and lined them with terry and the Mom was pleased. Here are the little girl versions and I’ll post the little boy versions a bit later today.
I finally finished the pouch for my new Kindle and just in time for a trip! I think this will work well. It’s protection for the Kindle so I don’t feel like it’s going to slide out of my hands when I pick it up and also will be fine and not too bulky when I slip it into my purse. It has a bit of character where I pieced in the squares and the lining inside is fabric with cute little chairs on it. Also turquoise. It’s fun, somewhat modern and I think will meet my needs perfectly. This was a good finish.
Well, I finished pouch number 1. Now I’m on to number 2. A little bit wider and a little bit longer. Apparently I miscalculated a bit in the depth and the width when I added the zipper and it’s just a bit too small. It did turn out very cute however and I have a new home waiting for this little cutie. Stay tuned for round 2.
You know it’s time for a break when this happens.. Good thing I have another piece and can cut again.
Mom bought some new sunglasses recently but they are bowed and didn’t fit into any of her glasses cases. She also wanted to be able to keep them in her purse so she had them when she needs them. So… for her birthday she got this fun little zipper pouch. It’s bright enough that she should be able to find it easily in her purse and it’s lined with a black and white print so she should easily be able to see them inside as well. This was fun to do and I think it turned out very cute.
I’ve been sewing, pressing, and cutting and look what I have. Nice piles of blocks to sew together. I’m anxious now to get started and see what they all look like.. Hopefully more tomorrow!
I’ve not spent as much time sewing today as I thought I might but I have pulled a few weeds, been to the fabric store for more white sashing fabric, washed and dried the fabric and started sewing the strips together. I hope to have them all sewn and start cutting before I have to quit for dinner. For now, here is a pictorial update.
I had to delete all the content that I had published in the last 6 months.. I do have mixed feeling about that but it’s ok. There are a few people that had not checked recently and were interested in some pictures so I’m going to repost a few of the photos in the next few days. That also will give me some time to finish a few things on the table. Easter was fun but hectic and now it’s past time for bed. Sweet dreams.
These baby shoes were fun to make and I’m looking forward to creating more. 🙂
I’m also had fun with the onsie and pants. Very fast, easy and satisfying. More soon I know.
Daughter number 1 is now a year older. It’s been fun to sew a few new things for her this year. I don’t think I’ve ever made her an apron so she got her own apron. She is a coffee lover so this is made with coffee cup fabric and coffee beans. Also some giant ric rac. It makes me laugh to see how popular the use of ric rac has become. When I first started to sew in the 60’s and 70’s it was popular and then it became unpopular because it made things look so”homemade.” Now it’s popular and makes things look “hand crafted”. Hmm..
I also made this little purse with a zip pouch inside. I made a strap to attach it to and also used a magnetic fastener. That was fun and easy to do but I will do it a bit differently next time. She loved the fabric and size however so that was a success.
Last year I made a barrel bag from some embroidered denim. She has used it almost every day and said she would like another. I made this one from ultra suede and did a zip pouch and key fob. It will be interesting to see how it holds but it is interesting fabric and she again seemed pleased. Happy Birthday Daughter!
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