Friday, February 5, 2010
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! :-)
Posted by chattypenny at Friday, February 05, 2010
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! ♥♥♥
Sunday, August 23, 2009
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)
Posted by chattypenny at Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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!
Posted by chattypenny at Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
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"!