Underpants for the little dude.

I managed to get 1.75 pair (the bottom pair needs leg casings) done during naptime. The boy didn't nap, of course, and now the girl is wailing at me because she woke up cranky and I won't let her play with my needles. Bad mama. I've got one more blue pair like these, and then […]

The art of mending.

That should be a book or a blog or something. The topic is probably covered in The Gentle Art of Domesticity… Anyway, D ripped some holes in the knee of a pair of Mama-made linen pants, so I needed to fix them… I save my scraps, so I *probably* have some of this fabric somewhere, […]

fun designing…

my mom has been visiting a lot lately, going back and forth between my house and my sisters, to visit the grandkids… She wants to make a quilt with Aylish, (my niece), so we designed this quilt with my Bernina quilting software… I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

My new bag!

I just finished it (it’s 3am, but I REALLY wanted to finish it) isn’t it PUUUUUUUUURRRRRTY?!?!?!?!? The print is all Far Far Away II, and I made my own piping to match the lining… the hardware is all “brass” (dunno if it’s solid or just colored)… the messenger strap is removable, with clips and D-rings… […]

Happy Anniversary!

I bought this cowboy panel several months ago, and my dude sort of wistfully mentioned that he’d like a quilt… so here it is: and here’s the back… Friday was our 5th wedding anniversary, which is supposed to be our “wooden” anniversary, so I used a wood grain print (the medium brown used for the […]

water bottle cozies…

I found this wine-bottle cozy in the strawberry picnic basket I found at a thrift store a few years ago… cute, huh? I made one for D too, using the Owl and the Pussycat print from Heather Ross’s new line… it perfectly holds his water bottle and absorbs all the condensation…. and I even sewed […]

a gift for my gram to give…

my gram needed a gift for a friend, and she saw a project bag I made for myself, and asked me to make another, slightly larger… Momen was out of the red print, but they had it in brown, so I bought that… The ladies are in a square dancing club called the Honeycombers, so […]

whoops, forgot the notebook….

so here’s the bag again, and here’s the notebook I made to go with it…the outside is some remnant red ticking, with a stripe of the red fireworks and some fussy cut “blah” print the inside is all blah print with firework pockets/card & pen holder, and the other side has elastic straps to hold […]

My Mom’s b-day present

(I’m finally catching up on blogging all my projects for june)My mom jusst finished her PhD in education, and is a teacher now, primarily in the junior college system, teaching remedial/esl english classes…she loves the color red, and she loves fireworks, so the outside of this bag suits her to a t… the lining, a […]

my echino bag…

Isn’t it LOVELY!?!?!? I used laminated linen/cotton, by echino, for the exterior, and the unlaminated echino (in two different prints, a pink and a purple) for the lining and the upper handles (laminate doesn’t feel awesome on bare shoulders) I made my own piping with crochet cotton in some brown bias tape, because at that […]