Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Avery's birthday

A little girl across the pond is having a birthday.  She herself is a 'maker' so I am sending her a bag to store her tablet (hudl for those in the know) and her earphones all in one place.  Birds nest necklace is an extra.  Not sure what else I'll put in the bag.  I have a week or so to figure it out.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Birds nest necklace!

Always loved these little birds nests I've seen on Pinterest.  Since miss Avery has a birthday coming up I've decided to give it a shot.  Not too bad for a first shot.  Hope she likes it.

I used this tutorial on YouTube.

Bionic gear bag!

Made my first BIONIC GEAR BAG (otherwise known as BGB) by ripstitchr!  Love the pattern, pretty easy.  Some finessing is needed because of thicknesses when applying the side bindings.  First one isn't perfect, but will be well used.  More coming down the chute!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Been puttering ...

In the sewing room, but not that much output.  Still working on Pay Sloans vacation time 2015 quilt along. 

Last week we had our English visitors (Beth, Avery and Oscar) here.  Very busy.  Made Avery a baking apron and we made a Dorothy costume for Halloween.  Made the dress so she could use it as an apron if she wants.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Applique, first attempt ...

I decided that I needed to make a fall wall hanging to replace the one that was hanging in the welcome room for years.  After looking at Pinterest ad nauseum I decided to try my hand at applique.  Just fabric play, never done it before, no pattern.  I like it despite all the 'learning curves' and complications encountered.  Think applique could become a 'thing'.  Maybe I need to invest in Pat Sloans book.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Birthday Gift for AMC!

I made this tote and pouch for my BFF for her birthday at the beginning of September!  The tote has a zipper pocket on one side and open slip pockets on the other.  Don't quite know how to take a pic of the inside of a bag! 

Found this great tutorial for installing a zippered pocket: