Monday, April 27, 2009

a new batch of camera straps :: finally finished!

new camera straps!

It has been a few weeks since I began these straps, and I finally finished them this morning. I kept looking at them on my work table and finally squeezed in the time to finish them this morning! I have begun listing them in my shop, and should finish this evening after picking up kids from school and dinner. I think these would make terrific Mother's Day gifts!

I can also do completely custom orders as well, by using fabric of your own choice. All you need to do is drop me a line, and I will be happy to work with you!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring Top Week

Rae over at "Made By Rae" is hosting "Spring Top Week" this week, April 27-May 1.


The challenge is to make a Spring top and post photos of it to the Spring Top Week Sewalong Flickr pool. At the end of the week, one top will earn the title of the "Best Top".

I, of course, love a good challenge, and plan on making at least one Spring top. Hopefully more! I have tons of great fabric -- now, just need to decide on which one I will use and which pattern! Decisions, decisions!

Friday, April 03, 2009

what i've been sewing lately...

This has been a busy week as we are getting ready to go to Waveland, Mississippi on a trip with our church to volunteer with still-ongoing relief efforts from Hurricane Katrina. This will be our 6th trip there, and we have come to love many of the families we have met! But, I have been working on a couple of things. It's hard to keep me from my sewing machine!

layer cake apron

One is this cute "layer cake apron" from the book, Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase. It was so easy to make, and I think it's adorable. I used thrifted vintage pillowcases and some ball fringe my friend, Cheryl, found at a yard sale and gave to me! She knows what I love! I picked up the book at my favorite quilt shop, Sew Bee It. It has tons of cute stuff in it, including purses, little girl dresses, and coasters.

linen and patchwork :: a yummy combination

Another is this pretty linen and patchwork composition book cover and matching zipper pouch. I just love linen with brightly-colored patchwork, don't you?

There are lots of other things on my sewing and quilting to-do list, but that will have to wait until after Spring Break. See you later...I've got some packing to do!