Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Casserole Cozy

I have been thinking a lot lately about having a casserole cozy to carry my dishes to potluck every Sunday night for Family Nite. Then my friend Bonnie gave me a couple that her mom had made that I could use as a pattern. I was inspired!

I took one of the table runners? that I got from The Bins (Goodwill Outlet) and decided to try one of my own designs first.

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It turned out pretty well! I love the bunny button on the  top! But the true test will be when I take it to church on Sunday night… What should I carry in it first???

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Old Jeans Made New

What can you do with an old pair of jeans cut into 8 inch squares???

One, you can make them into little fabric “bowls”. They are fun and you can put just about anything you want into them. As long as it isn’t something wet… LOL  If you make them bigger, they make great napkin holders!

jeans projects 01 jeans projects 02I made 7 of them last night, but I forgot to take pics before I gave them all away… :o)

You can also make them into little fabric “envelopes”. We use the envelope system for budgeting. But I was getting tired of having beat up old bank envelopes in my purse. So I made some new cute ones, with fun liners, buttons and velcro closures.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chic Chick Bag

I bought this really trendy chicken fabric at my favorite quilt store at Cannon Beach in March and finally made something out of it. (Now I have to decide what to do with the rest of it…)

I love messenger bags, I love chickens, and I love corduroy! So I combined them to make myself a new purse…

chicken purse 01 old pants make great bags!

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chicken purse 03the inside of the flap and the underside of the handle are this chicken print

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I wanted a pocket on the back for my sunglasses and phone

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this pocket on the inside is for my keys (which always seem to fall to the bottom and become hopelessly lost…) :o) I’m also hoping that the cream-colored lining will make it easier to see what’s inside???

Friday, April 16, 2010

Summer Picnic Quilt

I finished my picnic quilt today! I made it in pinks, turquoises and reds with a cherry accent print, all backed with a red bandana-print vinyl tablecloth. It turned out way bigger than I had pictured it being and I have fallen in love with it!

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It’s the kind of quilt that I dream about spreading out on the soft green grass by the garden on a summer afternoon while enjoying a glass of iced tea (with a sprig of fresh mint from the herb garden) and a good book while watching the bees buzz in the tomato blossoms and the hens pecking for worms. Perfect!

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I don’t know if I’ll be able to sell this one or not???