Friday, October 7, 2011

Fun at the Grocery Store

Here are the two grocery bags I completed this week.  The red one was done with a heavy decorator fabric and webbing for the handles.

The floral one is a shower curtain and grosgrain ribbon.  I hope it will stand up to a full bag of frozen foods, since that's what I made it for.  This is the test run.  If it works out well, then I will make the next one a little nicer.  (You can't see the shortcuts in the photo!)

The red bag came from a tutorial found here.

The floral one was a combination of tutorials for other bags I've made in the past. 

Can A Woman Have Too Many Bags?

Apparently I don't think so, because this week that is all I have made!  Two grocery bags, two purses is the final count.  This one gave me a little trouble, but now that I've finished it, I could duplicate it pretty easily.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Feeding the Crafting Need

Love this!  I wish it had come out a little bigger.  But it was done entirely out of fat quarters, so that was nice.  Now I know I like the pattern and can experiment with some larger sizes.  =0)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quilting it's Not

Here is my first EVER painting.  Loved loved LOVED the class.  Looking forward to being able to take another one.  =0)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pouches and Lining and Zippers...OH MY!

I tackled a zipper today! The result was the cutest little makeup pouch you can imagine.  I didn't use my seam ripper as much as I feared I might (although I did take it out of the sewing box).  Now that I understand the mechanics of this, I think it would be less than 2 hours to make one of these.  Of course, I don't usually  have zippers on hand...maybe I need to think about investing in a few!  Two fat quarters and a zipper and you will have a great hostess or thank you gift.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Whipping up a Wine Bag

I am going to a wine tasting party tonight.  I thought I should bring a nice bottle of wine as a hostess gift and figured to take it one step further and whip her up a little wine bag.  This took about an hour, including finding a pattern that I could actually understand and follow!  The pictures don't do it justice.  =0)

Photos of a finished quilt