Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Thanks Rach for a fun night!
Have you all signed up for Vallen's swap? She is doing an ATC swap but with a twist - it must be wall mountable in some way. I already have a ton of ideas for wall mounting, no clue about the ATC!! Oh well, should be really fun. You should all sign up, okay!!
Monday, March 26, 2007
As soon as my postcards arrived from The Black Apple I knew I would definitely be framing one of them. So, I dug out this frame and some high gloss oil paint. I debated spray paint, but its too cold outside. And I was looking for a nicer finish than acrylic would give me, and I knew latex would take a ton of coats, so oil it was. We had this on hand from some past unknown project. After a good coat of black I let it dry and added some silver acrylic. I know, I know you shouldn't put acrylic over oil, but it worked just fine. Here is the finished product.
Friday, March 23, 2007
In honor of one of Amanda's latest purse creations, I decided to make this! She had a little problem with a saggy middle, as she put it. So, I figured I would just embrace the saggy middle and run with it! This bag is huge - the bottom measures 21" and the top is 13". It is about 11" tall. The long strap is adjustable (thanks Lee!).
Here is a closeup of my fabric, which has been in the stash for years just waiting for its moment in the sun.
And here it is in all its slouchy saggy goodness. This bag fits a ton of stuff! In this picture it has all of my normal purse contents and could hold much more. With the long shoulder strap that can fit across me, I'm thinking this would be the perfect flea market/garage sale shopping purse.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
My mom and aunt were in town this weekend. We did a little thrift store shopping, hit a few quilt stores and fabric stores and had a great time. Thanks ladies! Come back and do it again soon, okay! Here are my thrift store finds. Some pretty funky vintage ties that I'm not sure what I will do with yet. The red tie is Oleg Cassini.
There is about 2 yards of this fabric...
And this old scarf (same problem as old ties...love them, just can't figure out what to do with them!). The scarf is Oscar de la Renta. Who knew, high fashion for a buck!
Total cost: $9. Now, what to do with it all...
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Vintage Earrings turned magnets, soon to be found here.
Spring flower bag for my friend Stacy. Between the two of us, we had this whipped up in one short afternoon! Thanks Stacy - it was lots of fun. Hope you enjoy the bag!
Monday, March 12, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2007
P.S. I did not enlarge the pattern the way it instructed. I used it as is. The finished ball is about the size of a tennis ball.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
I would say this bag is made purely for function. It turned out cuter than I expected, but not exactly runway fashion or anything. It does however hold a ton of stuff! In order to take this picture, I had to shove it full of 12 skeins of yarn! I also made her a small zippered pouch pictured here (thats where the zipper came in).
Here is a picture of the deflated bag and the pile o' yarn that came out of it!
So, if any of you are planning a camping trip, are making one of these, or plan to run away from home and must take all your fabric with you...this is the bag for you! The pattern (Butterick #3562 Bag F) is relatively easy.
Hope you enjoy it MaryAnn!
On a side note, you should all go visit Amy. She is doing a giveaway every day this week! She has awesome stuff over there, hurry and leave a comment so you can win!
Monday, March 5, 2007
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! My sister and I had a little photo shoot session with my purses to get ready for this! Here are a few that didn't get used. Thanks a million Becky - you did a great job!
Complete 2 more purses to list in my shop
- Work on kid's apron pattern/ideas
- Finish Mary Ann's fabric challenge project (this should be easy, just need a quick trip to the fabric store)
- Organize my fabric so it all fits in one place (this may be an ongoing project!!)
- Decide on my March Christmas in Progress goal and get working on it!
Guess I better get busy!! Have a great day!
Friday, March 2, 2007
Here is another purse that I hope to sell some day soon. Hope you guys aren't getting sick of these yet! This one is made from a really dark wash denim with green cotton accents. The interior fabric is a really cute golf print. I don't golf, but it is still fun and reminds me of Spring! Happy Friday!