Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Winter Apron

I decided I couldn’t cook any more without an apron. Not only does it keep my pants clean (yes, I do wipe them off on my pants while cooking), but it looks so cute!

I had lots of cooking to do today and I stayed really clean!!! It was so easy to do and only took a Dollar Tree dish towel and about 30 minutes. Oh, and also a piece of ribbon from a Christmas present wrapping and a piece of flannel.

Now I have to make my summer apron with the other towel…

winter apron 01

winter apron 02

Friday, December 18, 2009

Penguin Christmas 2009

This year’s Christmas card is all penguins. Debbie Bernard came over to stamp this morning and had this adorable stamp that I just had to use! They turned out perfect! Thanks Debbie!!!

penguin christmas

Thursday, December 17, 2009

2009 Christmas Ornaments

This is the ornament I made for Christmas this year. It was pretty easy and I love the retro look!

2009 ornament 01

What a Bazaar Week

This past week I did two Christmas bazaars. Crafty Wonderland was on Sunday and the Homeschool Holiday Bazaar was Tuesday. I spent the past few weeks hurriedly sewing as fast as I could!

crafty wonderland 01 grown-up journal covers

crafty wonderland 02

taggy balls

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kids journal covers

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with crayons

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and pencils

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coloring book bags

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crafty wonderland 09

crinkly blankets

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taggy blankets

I didn’t get to go to Crafty Wonderland but my stuff went with Amy and Theresa. Thanks you two! Thankfully the winter weather warning didn’t stop people from coming (2000 people were waiting at the door when they opened and 7500 shopped that day). Unfortunately, the economy did keep people from buying. :o(

crafty wonderlandour booth at Crafty Wonderland before people came 

The homeschool bazaar went well and I am looking forward to doing it again next year. But I will start sewing NOW!!! :o)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Canterbury Bazaar

This year I got to go in with my friend Sally and her mom on their room at the Canterbury Bazaar. I agreed to it about 5 months ago and did most of my sewing the last 5 days. Ugh! But I got some stuff done and I was grateful for the stuff that hadn’t sold yet on Etsy.

So I got it all set up and got to admire all the stuff my friends had made, too. And then I went home and prayed that I would sell something…

bazaar 05 some of my display

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my bags

bazaar 01

Sally’s niece made this adorable ring stacking toy!

bazaar 02

bazaar 03

Cheryl made these fun and whimsical baby sets

It worked!!!

bazaar 04I sold this quilt

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and this quilt

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bazaar 11

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some of my handmade soap

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and all of the baby balls (in about 2 hours)

bazaar 09

bazaar 08bazaar 07and all the coloring bags (in about 1 1/2 hours)

I have to admit I was pretty excited because I’ve never made anything that people actually bought. But now the debate is whether or not to make more of them for the bazaar I am doing with my sister in a month???  What the heck…

So I went out tonight and spent some of my earnings on fabric to make more bags and balls. It was all on sale and I didn’t spend that much, so I hope it pays off.

ball and bags fabric 01

I bought this one because I love pink and green and had fabric at home to match. Bonus!

ball and bags fabric 02

This one reminds me of Eric Carle’s “Very Hungry Caterpillar” though I don’t know why??? It’s fun, too!

ball and bags fabric 03

this one is my FAV!!! The dragons’ fire is even glittery!!!

ball and bags fabric 04

I just liked the doggy print with the paw-print accent

ball and bags fabric 05

this one is for baby balls

ball and bags fabric 06

This is for people who like more traditional baby prints

ball and bags fabric 07

These are for people who like more unique baby prints ( I love these!!!)

Sally also told me about a cover she had seen once for notebooks, so I decided to give one a try. I figured I could do it, and I did… I love the way it turned out. I think I’ll make some of these for the bazaar, too. Maybe I’ll even make some for mommies without the handles (or the crayon holders)???

journal cover 01journal cover 02journal cover 03

I’ve got a lot of sewing to do! I’d better get going…

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Camo Pants

What do you do with an old pair of pants with a broken zipper? Make a bag out of them, of course!

I took these old pants, cut off the legs, added some cute girly camo print and made a bag.

I love this bag! Not only is it really big, but it has lots of outside pockets for those little things that get lost in the bottom of your purse (cell phone, keys, sunglasses…)

It’s going to be hard to sell this one…

camo pants 01

camo pants 02camo pants 03

camo pants 04

I think a cute little belt would really set it off and give it a splash of color.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Red-Lined Denim Bag

After making a bag with my friend, I was inspired to make one of my own. Here is mine…

red lined denim 01  red lined denim 02

red lined denim 03red lined denim 04

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Purse Pattern Sampler

Here is a sampler of the purse patterns I like to make:


brown bag

good flower jeans bag up closegood red flower messenger bag close up

mum pursegood turquoise bag up closeAllies bag 02