Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Appliqued Handbag

The first thing I made when I learned how to sew was a purse, then a tote bag.  So, this was a flashback to my very first sewing "challenge".  My first bag wasn't appliqued, but that wasn't much of a stretch.  I appliqued this on the machine, but just because I wasn't in the mood to hand stitch my applique on.  Also, I was disappointed with the final size of this bag...much like I was disappointed with the size of the fabric basket.  I expected to be making a medium size tote bag and it turned out that I was actually making a tote bag just a bit larger than a wristlet.  What would I ever use this for?

This project was provided by Kathy Beymer at

Monday, November 22, 2010

Reversible Headband

I was so excited when I saw this project sheet.  Finally I could make a headband that would actually fit properly.  I was so excited that I made two.  Unfortunately it turns out that my head was not made to accomodate a headband.  It doesn't matter how much I adjust just doesn't want to stay on.  I guess that means my niece will be getting two new headbands now.  Lucky her!

This project was provided by Ellen Luckett Baker at

Friday, November 19, 2010

Felt Doughnut

Once again....felt....ugh!!!

A doughnut???  Seriously???

This project was provided by Cindy Hopper at

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Party Bunting

I am not sure why I would ever need one of these, but since I went to all the trouble of making one...I think I might just leave it up for a few days.  I am not one of those people who decorates every inch of the house for a birthday party or family gathering, so I definitely wouldn't go to the extra effort to sew one of these for such an event.  That being said, I imagine this would be pretty cute if it were personalized with a name.  Perhaps as a welcome home sign for a new baby! But, I will leave that to someone else!!!

This project was provided by Crystal Butler from

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Crayon Roll

I have been AWOL for way too long and now I am left with just under 2 months to complete the remaining half of the I guess I better get to work.

This little crayon roll is such a cute little project.  What a great invention.  Instead of counting on a restaurant to provide your little ones with enough crayons to keep them entertained throughout the meal...just bring your own.

This project was provided by Cindy Hopper at

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jam Jar Topper

Ugh!!  Another stupid, pointless, waist-of-time, FELT project.  I am getting really frustrated with these kindergarten craft projects. (Wait until you see the donut and the ice cream cone!) 

This project was provided by Amy Adams at

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cloth Baby Shoes

How adorable are these?  These are such a fun gift to make!  In fact, I saw this project on the Michael Miller blog over a year ago and made shoes for my nephews in their dad's favorite baseball and football team fabrics.  They are pretty quick and easy!  Imagine the possibilities.  You could make a pair of shoes for every outfit, every occassion or maybe just make a pair for each day of the week.

This project was provided by Joanna Armour/Michael Miller Fabrics at and