Tuesday, August 28, 2012

                                                      Texting While Sewing

So........ Amy from duringquiettime.blogspot.com is hosting this 
Texting while Sewing contest and I thought I would give it a whirl. I fell in love with the little colorful hearts fabric and I had to go from there. I have always loved black/hot pink and grey/hot pink combos (I know, showing my age, I am an 80's girl).  I am so pleased by the way it turned out and I think it will make a great gift for someone special.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Zakka Style Sew Along weeks 16 thru 20

The Zakka sew-a-long is almost done and I haven't even posted a blog about 16-20. So here I am playing catch up, YIKES!!!!!!!
#16 was this fun handmade ribbon made from all those little scraps you hate to throw away. So this is a dream come true for me. I got to use all those precious japanese fabric scraps paired with a little vintage flair.
#17 was this delightful linen bag. As you can see I didn't use linen but I used some more scraps.I did it log cabin style and I LOVE the way it turned out.
#18 was a stylish bread bag. While I am happy that the directions were easy to follow and it turned out super cute, I think that it needed to be a bit more sturdy.
#19 was supposed to be a sack full of playtime cookies. I went for a more healthy alternative with the kawaii fruit.
and last in this wonderful group of zakka is #20,
 this adorable sleepytime pillow with a cute little bear to put in it's own little pocket. this turned out too cute for words and I think this one is mine forever.
The next blog post on the zakka sew-a-long will be the last, #21-24. My daughter asked me today what I will do  with my life once this ends and I said, " I really don't know".

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Zakka Style Sew Along weeks 11 thru 15

Hello I am back from vacation and I can finally post 11-15 of the Zakka sew-a-long
#11 was the little zipper pouch with hexies. This project was fun and I changed it up a little to fit my style. The original one was made with tweed.
#12 was the happy couple hand warmers . They have small pouches of rice inside so you can nuke them in the microwave and have handwarmers inside your pockets on a cold winters day.
#13 was a pot holder. I have to say that this is one of my favorite projects. The directions were well written, easy to follow and the project came together nicely.
#14 was the water bottle holder . This wasn't my favorite project but it turned out cute anyways.
#15 was an "elephant never forgets" bookmark. Obviously I had fun with this one. I could make these all day everyda. They are so darn cute and oh the possiblilties with all those fabric scraps I have. I absolutely LOVE this project and a few lucky people got one of these darlings in the mail :)