Friday, February 5, 2010

Sewing My Week-end Away!

The bigger the bag, the more "stuff" you can put in it.  Well, sometimes, that's not really what I want or need.  I  wanted a small tote that I could take to knitting class.  Something that would hold my wallet, knitting supplies,  a book or two and my cell phone.  So, I came up with this little beauty.  It is fully lined, and is interfaced with fleece so it holds it's shape well.  I doubled over the fabric pocket, so that it would be extra sturdy.  It holds my cell phone, small tablet and a pen comfortably. It's 6-1/2" tall, 6 inches wide and is 5" deep.  I just love it!  The fabric is an adorable coffee print.  And if you know me, sewing and coffee go hand in hand!  :-)

Sunday, January 31, 2010


I've been busy sewing and just having fun with swaps.  I am in a sewing group through yahoo and it is so much fun.  Everyone is so excited to help and answer any questions along my sewing journey.  I just finished 6 Dresden Plate quilt blocks.  I used all of my MOM's fabric to make them.  They are 16" from tip to tip.  I haven't put a center in them yet, I am waiting to see what kind of background I am going to sew them to.  I think the fabrics all blend beautifully!   I plan on  making a table runner with them.  I have a beautiful table that would just look gorgeous showcasing them.  My plan is to frame one , too!  ...gotta run, more sewing to do! ♥♥♥

It's been a long time!

I really haven't posted in a while.  I am still struggling with the passing of my MOM.  My day's are looking up and for that, I am grateful!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My New Sewing Machine!

My husband just bought my a new beautiful sewing machine.  I am at awe everytime I sew something.  My, have they changed over the years!  I decided I needed to organize my sewing room, so I made a mat for my machine to sit on.  Can't have it sliding around on me while I am creating a masterpiece.  I added vinyl pockets so that I would have things up close when needed.  I also added a little pocket on top of the mat to store my scizzors in.  Seems I can never find them when I need them.  The pocket opening faces me for easy grabbing in a pinch.  I also added a chair caddy to make my chair even more comfy while sewing.  I added pockets in the front so that I could easy find notions as I was ironing and etc.  Oh my, I still have plans of making a caddy for my ironing board to hold press cloths, wooden iron, small ruler and etc.  I am organizing so well, I think I need more notions! ;o)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My First Purse!

Well, after two days of sewing, I finally finished my first purse.  I handquilted the fabric myself.  I am not an experienced sewer and I did learn a lot from doing this project.  I used fusable polyester fleece and fused it onto the fabric. I'm glad I did.  This purse is empty and it is standing up and shaped nicely.  I added a pocket onto the front and inside I added a tab so that I could easily clip my keys on.  I didn't want to have to fumble and dig for my keys when I needed them.  I plan to use my new purse today!  I'm happy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Quilted cell phone holder!

I decided I needed a cell-phone holder.  I went to Mom's stash of fabric and found a cute tan with brown flowers print.  I gathered up a piece of batting and my supplies and this is what I came up with.  I like the little clip that easily attaches to my purse.  It will be nice to hang in my car or on my tote.  Now I have a purse and a holder that will remind me of "MOM" everyday.  Memories never take the place of "things" but it is nice to have "things" that do remind me of "my mommy"!

I miss you, Mommy!