An attempt at a clutch wallet

I’m not horribly embarrassed by this first attempt. I definitely learned some things along the way, and now the bean has a new play wallet! I also got a GIANT box o fabric to play with. Yay!

Laminate. Ick.

Ok, so I LOVE the finished product, but working with laminated cotton isn’t all that much fun. Tonight, instead of quilts, I got to make some really cute bags and bibs from some REALLY cute fabrics… These bibs were made with the pattern in “Simple Sewing for Baby” by Lotta Jansdotter (I’m SO proud of […]

a little quilt marking tip (and more finished projects)

So, you know when you have to draw diagonal lines on squares? Sometimes I don’t have a fancy water-soluble pen handy, and chalk rubs off if you’re doing hundreds of squares at a time (ask me how I know)… but if you try to mark with a sharp pencil, especially a regular 2B pencil, sometimes […]

New bag (and a name request)

I’m a total dork. One late night last week, I changed my start-up screen on my sewing machine so it greets me now. I laugh everytime I see it. Here’s another quilt top for market, the Lorax in the Bright colorway… D really wants me to make him the one in the Earth colorway. Not […]

a million dirty* bags….

or maybe just 39? My kids are lucky enough to go to school here, in Abalone Cove, at thePortuguese Bend Nursery School (Beach School). It is a parent participation school, (aka co-op), and its IN THE SAND ON THE BEACH.  crazy cool. Anyway, we try to be green, and this year we’re eradicating our snack trash […]

current projects…

last night and tonight: A birthday dress (with navy blue leggings), for a little girl… I cut into some REALLY pretty yellow (and blue and red) fabric from Sew Modern, and made the Bean a little pleated jumper… She’s about to be a Yellow Bird! I’m super proud of the way I lined up the […]

…and one for the Bean

  She got all excited about it, until she realized it was an L for her real name, instead of a B for Beanie (which, to be fair, was what she asked for; I made the executive decision to overrule her request, and use her real initial) I DID use her fabric choices though, even though I […]

yup, another one….

Yeah, I made another one tonight… The body is a cardinal reddish canvas or twill, and I used this cute little French print (from Momen+, which always has awesome fat quarters) for the contrast: Here’s the bag open; it’s just serged, with a leashed pouch again… I made longer straps for this one, it feels […]

take 3… just to make sure….

I had this leftover super cute green froggie print (from these pants), and some beige-ish twill, so I made another backpack… I admit I thought D would want this one more than the blue one, but nope, he’s sticking with the blue… (he did ask if he could have both, but I ixnay-ed that idea.) […]