Fabric paint

I cut the ends off some stalks of celery, and was reminded that the ends make awesome rose stamps… so the Bean and I pulled out some plain home-dec fabric and some fabric paint, and had at it… I did one side, she did the other. I think it’ll be a new bag.

Beach School Sewing, finale.

a set of pencil bags for all the kids in one family (1 boy, 2 girls, all coordinating so they can’t fight over them!) beachy pot-holders vintage-y potholders and then just a little playing around… I was thinking of making a little bag for my new phone, but it might need to be turned into […]

Final prototype

OOOOH! Squee! I am in LOOOOOOVE. My new bag is exactly what I want, and I just whipped this final puppy up in about an hour (not including cutting, which might have taken almost 1/2 an hour). Simple and clean and FUNCTIONAL and (if I do say so myself) CUTE!!! ┬áHere it is empty: It’s […]

Bag planning…

We went downtown yesterday to buy leather. Man, shopping on a busy day in the garment district with 2 kids is stressful. the Bean talked me into that pre-ruffled magenta knit. It’s going to be a very simple a-line dress. I need a new handbag. I originally thought I might just remake this Hobo International […]

Beach School make-up bags

  Ok, here’s more stuff for the Beach School auction: 3 little makeup bags (measurements about 10″ wide by 6″ high), made with Just Dandy fabric donated by Robert Kaufman… I love this fabric line SO much! I tried to choose bright crazy prints for the lining; as Jules reminded me: “Something to hide eye […]

Valentine blocks!

I pieced the valentines blocks for the teacher-gift bags I’m hoping to make tomorrow. I actually took a long nap, so I have energy to keep going, but I wanna photograph the steps, so I have to wait till tomorrow. But I got the blocks done, so I’m counting it a a done project. I […]

A sweet birthday present…

We’ve got some little girl birthdays coming up, so I decided to use some of my Anne Kelle lollipop and ice cream cone scraps (I think… It’s all a blur from market) with some random other scraps to work on this zippered bag idea again… Last time the zipper was too high, this time it’s […]

Valentines motivation

As a pregnant, SAHM of 2 littles, I’m not having much energy to sew at night these days… But I really want to make up some valentines bags for our preschool teachers… I cut these strips this morning, and am hoping that by posting these this morning, I’ll feel obliged to whip up some pieced/quilted […]

More bags…

I was lucky enough to go on retreat with my guild (