Sunday, November 23, 2008

Make-Up Bags Galore!

I just finished up ten make-up bags. They are all so cute lined up on my ironing board waiting to be packed up and delivered tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Holidays Are Coming!!

Like you needed me to remind you of that. That is what Walgreens and all of the other drug stores are for. How else would you know that the holidays are coming unless you saw Christmas stuff for sale in October?

As usual, the holiday season is going to be busy so I am trying to get a head start on my gift list. My goal this year is to make as many presents as I can with at least one handmade gift for everyone on my gift list. I have created my list and this past weekend turned my sewing room into Santa's workshop and was able to cross two things off my list. The presents are finished and photographed and all ready to be tunred into blog posts, but the recipients read this blog so I have keep up the veil of mystery. This creates a very big problem because I am such a big mouth and love to show off what I have created, especially when they are as cute as what I did this past weekend.

What to do? What to do?

Why post the pictures on Flickr, of course. If you want to see what I have been working on, you can click here for the link to my recent creations. If you are my mother or my in-laws, you SHOULD NOT do that, especially you ,Mom. No snooping or you will just be disappointed on Christmas morning. Isn't that what you told me?

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Another little dress

This time, this dress is for a four year old and not a baby. I love the little pockets and the turquoise and while polka dot trim. I added a little fishie button on the collar to make because I have it on excellent authority that little fun buttons are the best part of the dress. I also have little kitties and mice buttons and they are a HUGE hit so I figured it couldn't hurt to add a fish to this dress.

Beetle Mania

Here is another new print - Japanese Beetles! It is just so cute and if you look closely at the bottom left corner you can see one of the little beetles I keep mentioning. I also lined the bag with a navy blue cotton which really brings out the white in the exterior print.

A New Purse

I put this purse together with a specific request for a bright yellow lining. The blue and white print with the splash of yellow work so well together. The blue print was purchased in Mexico and the yellow wool came from the Garment District. This one is for a friend but I will definitely be making myself one soon.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Cutest Little Elephants

Today is a perfect day for sewing, lots of rain and no other pressing errands. I started this quilt the other night and was able to finish it up today. We don't know if the recipient is a boy or a girl so the colors and patterns are all very gender neutral. The bright animals and colors just make me so happy and the back is a nice, light blue that works with the cream thread I used for the free motion quilting. I even added a little tag to the back, just for fun.

New Office Curtains

I finally got around to sewing up some new office curtains. It is truly amazing what nice curtains can do to a room. Too bad they can't make you completely ignore the desperate need for a paint job, but they do come close. I chose Anna Maria Horner's Pressed Flowers print so that the curtains would work nicely with the chairs I recovered a while ago. The office is in full sewing mode right now so pictures of the entire room and the pretty pillow I made will have to wait until next time. The curtain hardware all came from Ikea. Those clippy rings are such an amazing time saver.