Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Bags!

School finishes on Thursday, so I thought I should whip up something for my daughter's teachers. Both teachers love green and my daughter wanted to give them totebags. I swear she is getting just as addicted to bags as I am. She keeps going through my fabric stash saying you should make a bag out of this fabric or this fabric or this fabric, even though she knows I have other plans for the fabric. The fabric for the first bag (above) are both from Sew, Mama, Sew. The outside fabric for the second bag (below) is from Hancock's of Paducah. The inside fabric is a remnant from Fabricland.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I found a recipe on the internet for banana chocolate chip muffins a few months back. I was wanting a good, easy homemade banana muffin recipe. Well this was a hit! The other day I made 11 muffins.The next morning I was going to freeze some, but when I opened the container to see how many were left there were 3. They only lasted 2 days! The recipe was from Click on the banana muffing recipe on the sidebar.

Summery Apron and Owl Bag

This is the apron I made for my daughter's class play. She was cast as the mom. I love the flip-flop fabric. It's so summery. I knew I would use this apron after I made it for her. The fabrics are both from my stash - leftovers from other long ago projects.

Fnished this owl bag last night when I got home from work. This is from the Bend-the-Rules Sewing book by Amy Karol. The owl fabric I won on an e-bay auction last summer and it's lined with fabric I got from Sew, Mama, Sew. (love that website!) Took less than 2 hours to whip up from selecting fabric to cutting, seamfinishing and completion (with interuptions). I like how it turned out. My daughter is invited to a birthday party today. The birthday girl's favourite colour is purple. Hope she likes it as much as my daughter does.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hundred Skirts Project

I'm sewing 3 skirts (2 girl's size 14 skirts and 1 ladies small skirt) to send off to Charity, who has organized the Hundred Skirts Project . As well I'm going to include t-shirts to match. This is for orphans in Guatemala - you can find out about it here

Sunday, June 8, 2008

First post

Here are some projects I worked on in April and May.

First is the Pleated Beauty Handbag made for the BTRS Swap ( for my swap partner. The pattern is from the Bend-the-Rules Sewing book by Amy Karol. Both fabrics are from Fabricland. The second round is for placemats and napkins and the sign up just completed, but there is to be another swap round later.

The second bag I made was for my Mom for Mother's day. The green paisley I got from Hancock's of Paducah about a year ago on clearance. The brown is fabric I bought at Fabricland to make a dress for a wedding later this month, but I just had to use some for this purse!

This is the bag I made for my sister-in-law's birthday. I had started it a few days before her birthday thinking it would be done in time, but the boys ended up sick and it was late getting to her. Thank goodness she was understanding and she loves it.

That's all for now. I do have 5 projects cut out and two that I have been thinking about getting started on. 4 have to be done soon so hopefully I'll get everything done that I have planned for June. Now on to sewing......