Sunday, December 27, 2015

And they tell their friends...

Earlier this year, or maybe last year - I can't remember anymore and I haven't bothered to look back through my old posts to see - I started making these cute little fabric wallets from a free and very well written tutorial here:

If that link looks as ugly to you on your screen as it does to me, then google Sew 4 Home fabric wallet and you should come up with it. Actually, the Sew 4 Home has lots of fabulous free patterns and you may get lost there for a very long time. I've found lots of great patterns there - more than I'll ever get around to making.

So, this summer a friend of a friend of a friend asked me to make a couple for her out of some of her favourite fabric. When she said "Laurel Burch" I couldn't resist because I have such a weakness for her beautiful colours and designs. She had seen some of these wallets that I'd made for others and asked me to make two for her. How could I say no? I had to see her fabric!

It was beautiful. It wasn't all Laurel Burch, but it went together very nicely. I added a little bit of my own stash where I thought it would fit in. Please forgive the wonky pictures - I must have been in a hurry! I think she liked them.

Until next time,

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tick tock

I have a bit of spare time – and the sense that I ought to post before the year is done. My job seems to have gotten the better of me this year – my job and my extra-curricular activities like sewing and music and gardening.

But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been sewing, because I have. I just haven’t been blogging! I tried yesterday for the first time in forever and Google nicely informed me that there was suspicious activity on my account! I say let’s keep them on their toes! And my Windows Live Writer no longer works, so I’m trying to figure out Blogger and it’s going to look ugly in the meantime.

I haven’t been sewing as much as I want to, but I have finished a few things – all bags. One of these days I’ll get back to quilts. But right now, everyone wants a bag. Bingo bags, clutches, totes.

No one asked for this bag. It’s the first bag I’ve made without a pattern. There are lots of improvements to be made to this, but overall I was tickled with how it turned out. As you can see by the background, the pictures were taken during warmer times. This is all scrappy material that was given to me, but I still like it. Zipper inside it, along with a floppy pocket.

Eventually it will lead to something better. When I have time.

Until next time,