Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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
I had so much fun making this.
Friday, December 10, 2010
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
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.