Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Aplat Masks

Like many people, I have been making masks since the pandemic began. A friend recently told me about the Aplat mask. I decided to make one & found I really like the fit. Plus, it makes up very quickly! I see more of these coming.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Placemat Bags!

Recently, I started sewing small bags & bag accessories for a house sale I hope to have in the fall.
Last week, on a whim, I made some tote bags & pouches/wristlets from placemats. Such fun & I love the results. I hope you will too!
Because the bags & pouches are made from placemats, they are self-lined with exposed but finished seams.
The light teal & patchwork totes are prequilted; The poppies tote is not quilted but does have inside pockets.
The zippered totes would be perfect for the spring & summer so please contact me if interested. Each tote includes a matching pouch.

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.