Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cupcake Pillow and Little Girl Skirts

I made these little skirts for my five year old granddaughters.  One has a Halloween birthday and the other a late September.  Both mamas are into Halloween.  The cupcake pillow I embroidered and then stippled.  I put a zipper in the back of the pillow, my first.  It was quite easy.  The tutorial came from Piece N Quilt.  If I wasn't so lazy, I would get up and get the info.  Email me if you are interested. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

GPS Bag and Store Sample

Not much going on here.  Trying to get into the retirement mode, which was not easy at first.  Retired for almost two months now.  I made the Smorgasbord quilt sample for, my local quilt shop. Went together so easy if you are wondering.  The patter is by Block Party Studios. 

The other is a bag for my GPS.  My old one was not updated and kept getting us lost on our recent trip to Cape Cod so we got a new one.  I made a simple padded drawstring bag to hold the GPS, the instruction booklet and the USB cord.  Now when not in use, it goes in the bag.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vintage Spools Small Quilt

I downloaded this pattern from Loft Creations, it is called Vintage Spools. You need some background, spool top and bottom fabric, five inch squares and rickrack.  I used a 30's charm pack.  I had everything in my stash except the rickrack.  It measures 35" long by 31" wide.  Don't know want I am going to do with it yet.  It could be a baby quilt or a table topper.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Up Cycled IPAD II Case

These jean men's shorts were meant for the Goodwill bag but were detoured to my sewing room.  I wanted to make an IPad case out of them.  I put an additional pocket on the inside.  The two outside pockets are fully usable.  The outside can hold the cell phone and the other all the cords and accessories.  If interested, you can purchase through my Etsy shop here for $20.00 plus shipping.  The lining and top border are a Robert Kaufman print of old clock faces. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

New Bag Made

Wrong sided hounds-tooth.  My bad!

Blue Zippers??
This is called Take Me Away - Weekend Bag by J.L. Stephens Couture.  I ordered the PDF pattern from Etsy.  I don't know if I will make another one.  If I did, I would change a few things.  One side is good the other the hounds-tooth did not match up as I was short on fabric.  I used what I had on hand to include the navy blue zippers in the lining.  I made a hard covered bottom as well.