Sunday, March 25, 2018

New Sweater Jacket

I recently finished making View A of McCall's pattern 7199. I was somewhat intimidated by inserting the zipper, but, happily, I found it really easy to do.
Overall, the jacket goes together very easily.
I especially like the asymmetrical zipper & the back that is somewhat longer than the front.
The style of the jacket is totally new to me but I must say I do like it a lot!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Soup Bowl Cozies

Recently I saw posts on Pinterest for Soup Bowl Cozies. At 1st, I wasn't interested but the idea started to grow on me given the # of times I have fumbled trying to remove a hot bowl of soup from the microwave. So, yesterday I decided to make a couple. Well, I just love these things! And I think their uses are many.
Last night I discovered the Soup Bowl Cozy is also good to use when holding something cold. I used one last night to hold a bowl of yogurt. My hands never got cold holding the bowl!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

The wristlet/pouches shown are some last-minute Christmas gifts I made today.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Phebe Tote Bag

Today I finished the Phebe Tote Bag. The bag has an outside front zippered pocket which makes for easy access to a phone & keys. The fully lined inside has a zippered pocket on one side & 3 slip-in pockets on the opposite side. The bag has a recessed top zipper closure.
The Phebe Bag measures 11" across the bottom & widens to 13" across the top. The depth is 3.5". The shoulder strap drop is 12".
I used a light burgundy vinyl for the bag. The vinyl was a nightmare to sew! I think I will stick to cloth from now on! I do plan to make more Phebe Bags because I really the bag.
Pattern from Dog Under My Desk

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Another Jack Bag

Yesterday I finished another Jack Dog Walking/Across the Chest Bag. For the exterior, I used the gorgeous Hannah prequilted fabric & its coordinate for the adjustable across-the-chest strap.
The rear exterior has a divided split pocket similar to the other Jack Bags I posted about in the last few weeks.
I think a photo of our 4 month old Jack might be a good thing!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Jack Bag Zip 'n Go Bag

Recently I finished another 'Jack' Zip & Go Bag. I used a heather-toned blue faux leather for the exterior & a travel-themed cotton lining. I also enlarged the bag by 1 inch from side to side to better accommodate eyeglass cases & cell phones.
This bag is perfect for hands-free shopping, etc. I wear mine at work so I always have easy access to my glasses & cell phone.
Jack Bags also make great dog walking bags. The bag is also available with an exterior rear split pocket which can be used to store doggy wastebags, hand sanitizer, & dog treats.

Zip 'n Go pattern is from Dog Under My Desk.

Jack Bags will be available at my holiday sale in November.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Jennifer Knitting Project Bags

Last weekend my nephew John's wife Jennifer, a very avid knitter, suggested I start making knitting project bags. Jen said she liked knitting project bags that she can toss in a larger bag because she doesn't want to carry 2 bags.
So, in pretty fast order, after some research & paying attention to Jen's suggestions, I made a few Jennifer Knitting Project Bags.
The zippered pouch style can be adjusted to hold various knitting projects. Per my friend Barbara 's suggestion, the pouch style includes a small case to hold things like a tape measure, scissors✂, stitch markers, etc. The strap is optional.
The handled bag is ideal for knitting/crocheting & walking at the same time. Just slip the handle over the wrist, pull out some yarn & start knitting or crocheting! The bag has a magnetic closure. It can be made about 1 inch larger all around. It has an outside pocket to hold small tools.