Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Clematis Wristlets/Pouches

Today I finished making 2 new wristlets/pouches called the Clematis Wristlet/Pouch. I absolutely love the angled design of the Clematis. The Clematis has one inside picket & a detachable strap.
Notice that I refer to the Clematis as a wristlet/pouch. I do that because many people are put off by the term wristlet & say they would never carry one. I rarely carry mine & use my wristlets in whatever bag I might be carrying. Usually I have at least 2 pouches in my bag during the school year. I use them for chargers, makeup, pens, & meds.

I used prequilted fabrics & their coordinates for the 2 wristlets/pouches shown. I hope to make a few more before the holiday season begins. They make great gifts!
Price: $25 + postage

Friday, August 3, 2018

Newest Summer Top

For my newest summer top, I chose to make View A of Vogue 9057.
The pattern makes up beautifully. The directions are very clear & easy to follow. I love the fit!
I chose a lightweight, striped, cotton knit from Fabric Mart for my new top. I had enough fabric leftover to make a dress which is almost finished. Will post photos if it in a few days.

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 like 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!