Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Whip Up a Quick Bag

A few weeks ago, in the midst of all my sewing, I just couldn't resist making this bag. It was quick and easy and what a nice bag it makes.  The pattern and idea came from the DIY Dish.  I need to make a few more after the holidays. Sew cute!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Who doesn't like to win things?  I did and I did a little happy dance when I found out.  I went to Twin Fibers blog to enter a giveaway for pot holders.  I have to say I had a serious need!  I have been buying totally useless potholders for the past year.  They just dont work.  I tried to make myself a pair of potholders and I have to say it was pretty much a waste of time because I totally screwed up the binding,  Now that I have a little more experience I may try again.  But then enter the giveaway... I won.  Yeah baby, I won. 

And I have to say now that I have received them I don't want to use them because they are just to dang pretty!

Thank you ladies, I love them!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Santa's Elf

This is one of the projects I have been working on and finally completed.  An elf costume.  I had everything here at my house to make it.  I spent weeks looking for stripe tights.  I was beginning to think I might have to fashion something out of white tights but then I found these socks at KMart.  If I could have I would have done a happy dance in the aisle.  They were perfect and they were a dollar!  Whoa.  I was extremely excited.

I had so much fun making this.

Friday, December 10, 2010

No Sew Quilted Ornaments

This is a no sew project.

You take a 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch piece of fabric, depending on the size of your styrofoam ball.
Fold the square in half and then fold the corners down diagonally. Place a flat pin in the upper corner and fold down the sides again to cover the pin head. Meet the four corners at the top. Do next row, placing the squares about half way down the squares that are already place on the ball. Work until you reach the center. Turn ball around and repeat the process. Add ribbon and decorative pins.

You could also do some in other colors and place them in a glass bowl for a decorative look.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Reusable Cloth Sandwich Bags

 My daughter, who is seven, is always asking me what my favorite this or that is.  And of course she wants me to ask her what her favorites are.  I happily oblige.  I remember liking to ask people these very questions.  In the are of fruit, watermelon is always her answer for favorite fruit.  I was at the store and this pattern just jumped out and said, "pick me".
Besides the pillowcase, I made a lunch bag.  I watched Angry Chicken's video on how to make these sandwich bags.  So easy and funny, you think, this is not going to come out right and magically it does. 

Lay a 17 x 5 (or whatever dimensions you like) piece of fabric out.
Zig zag or serge the edges.  On one short side turn down a 1/4 inch and then turn down a 1/4 inch again.
Lay fabric right side up.

Turn aabout 2 1/2inches of the short end down.  THis will become your foldover for the top of the bag.
Now bring the bottom up and cover the 2 1/2 inches you just turned down.
Sew along the two sides.
Turn right side out.