Sunday, March 18, 2012

More drawstrings

I'm really liking making these.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Drawstring bag

Well, why not. I had the material. I had the sewing machine all set up. I love buying handmade drawstring bags. Here's my attempt.

I found tutorials for lined and unlined bags, for a single drawstring and double drawstrings.

I think its time for another trip to the fabric store.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Holiday Stocking

After the disappointing bandana attempt, I started researching holiday stockings. You would be amazed how many different ways there are to sew a stocking. I had the worse time finding a method that would produce a stocking that looked the way I liked. To be fair, I had a pretty high standard set.

Years and years ago, when my children were younger, my husband had a co worker that handmade holiday stockings. These stockings were gorgeous and huge!! Perfect for spoiling little kids and adults too. I wanted to make stockings that would match them.

I also figured if I could duplicate the pattern, then I could make matching stockings for my grandchildren.

Here's my first dog stocking. I think its pretty close to looking the way I wanted. I do need to find a better way to get the toe sized properly.

Now I just need to figure out how to duplicate the way our names were put on the stocking.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

An attempt at sewing a bandana...

While window shopping online for dog stuff, I saw the cutest handmade bandanas. Well, I have a sewing machine, I thought to myself, why don't I see if I can do it and save some money.

I spent nearly an entire day looking up patterns and tutorials. Then I spent half a day at JoAnn's looking at fabric.

Well, after all that, here's the result. I cannot stress enough, measure twice, cut once! That's all I'm going to say about it...

For a first attempt, it's not too bad though.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another organizer

I'm very big into totes of all sizes to help organize my crafting supplies and anything else that doesn't have a regular place to stay.

That being said, I could not pass up this cute little gem. Not only is the bag purple, but it came with a bunch of organizers inside!! Finally, a simple place for all those little things you can never find a place for.