After a brief hiatus from sewing I finally made this jumper for Ms. A. I found the pear fabric at my favorite quilting shop a while back. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. The striped fabric came in one of my scrap swap packages.
I discovered that even though I have a nice organized room upstairs for sewing, I prefer to cart everything downstairs so that I can be in the middle of things. I had been using a chair to stack all my supplies but found this great bag yesterday. It is meant to hold a sewing machine on the bottom, but mine is too big. It is just the perfect size to hold all of my current fabrics and patterns. In the top bag I put all my notions and tools. I wheel it up next to my sewing machine and have everything I need at my fingertips. When I'm finished, I just put everything back in the bag and wheel it into a corner. I love it!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
I received both of my scrap swap packages this weekend. Each package was such a treat to open. Sabrina's(bottom photo) arrived first and included lovely color coordinated fabrics all folded in neat little bundles. Joanna's (top photo) included two gorgeous Vera napkins, ME needle case (so cute!) and some great prints. What a fun swap! Thanks to both of my partners who were more than generous with their great "scraps." I can't wait to put them to some creative use.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Three more packages went out today and now are on their respective journeys to California, Illinois, and England. I'm finished! I stopped at JoAnn's on my way home to get a few supplies for the projects that are on my to do list this week. This is what ended up in the package to my flirty apron swap partner. I laughed every time I looked at the Uncle Sam oven mitt. Hope my partner is amused by him, too.
Friday, June 6, 2008
I finished up the apron for my FAS partner last night. I used the Kaleidescope pattern from the A is for Apron book again. I really like how it turned out and hope my partner likes it too. I really like the pocket as the pin tucks make it very roomy. So now that my apron is finished, I can get started on some personal projects that have been patiently waiting. I found some really cute dishtowels to make aprons from the Bend the Rules Sewing book. I'm going to make Ad an outfit with this pear fabric that I found on clearance at my favorite fabric store. Diane over at D. Reeves Design House sent me this fabulous style file recently. I'm going to use it to file magazine clippings and such. I've already started to fill it up, and once inspiration hits, I'll get to work on the outside. And I'll finally get those snaps put on Jack's pirate shirt...
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Phew! I sent out my Scrap Swap packages today as well as the Apron Angels apron. I am almost finished with my Flirty Apron Swap apron and then I'm going to take a little swap break. I have some other projects I'd like to finish for the kids and the house. I do love this swap thing, though. Remember the bag I made my partner for the Bend the Rules Sewing Swap? She posted about it on her blog. Tonight I'm taking a break from sewing. Going downstairs and starting my new book!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Do you love aprons, but don't have the time or the desire to make them yourself? Then head over to My Mom Would Be Proud and buy yourself an adorable apron! Her shop features half, full, and children's aprons in the cutest fabrics. I especially love this cowboy apron.