Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Belt Bracelet

Today I made a bracelet from an old leather belt and "be brave" stamped on metal. I really love how it turned out. 

I learned how on Christy Tomlinson's online Belt Bracelet workshop (here is the link to her workshop).

Look how cool her bracelets are! Check it out.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Buzzfeed Feature

One of my more popular posts, about how to organize embroidery floss, was featured on Buzzfeed. How exciting is that?! Check out Buzzfeed for more decluttering tips.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

House Remodel Sneak Peak

We had a flood in our house last winter and we decided to take the opportunity to replace the floors on the entire main level of our house AND put in a completely new kitchen. Oh, and we are doing most of the work ourselves. We did hire someone to do the tile, and that is going in this week. I will post more photos later, but here is a before and after sneak peek.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Cupcake Purse

I made this cupcake purse for my niece. It was really easy and it turned out cute.
I picked up the pattern at a local quilt shop a long time ago, but you can get it here.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Zippered Pouches

I saw the open wide zippered pouch tutorial on Anna Graham's blog, Noodlehead, and I finally made some of these cute bags for my daughter this week. It was a pretty easy pattern to follow, and I think they turned out great!

I used a Cotton & Steele Paper Bandana print by Alexia Marcelle Abegg (bottom), what I believe is an Art Gallery Fabrics denim (middle), and Robert Kaufman Flame by Carolyn Friedlander (top).

I dug through my craft room and found some suede cord to tie onto the zipper.
 I mixed up the fabric, and next time I might try to do some piecing on the outside.

 I love the small one the most. I am going to make one for myself today.
 I bought her book while I was at it. I think I might try the fabric bracelets project next.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tissue Holders - Group Gift

I recently took a Women's Empowerment class with some of the ladies from my church, and some new friends as well. It was great to be with a group of encouraging and positive like-minded people. When the class was over, I made a little gift for everyone.
I made tissue holders from the tutorial at Notes from the Patch.  They are nice because the little packs of tissues for your purse pop right in and they look better than a plastic bag. Here is the link to when I made them the first time. I have also made this as a teacher thank you gift, too.

I put each one in a paper lunch sack, folded the sack closed and zig-zag stitched across the top. I also stitched across a little scrap of fabric and then tied the fabric. It's my favorite way to wrap gifts.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wine Tote

I have been wanting to try making some wine totes to use as gifts or to sell for some extra spending cash. Well, I finally got around to it.

I bought this pattern from Pattern Play Designs at Craftsy which was really easy to use.  For my trial run, I used some scrap fabric and painter's drop cloth. Because the drop cloth was heavy fabric, I did not use the batting called for in the pattern.  After I cut out the pieces, I printed a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, held it up to the window and traced it onto the drop cloth fabric with a sharpie pen. Then I sewed the bag together. 

 I am really excited about how well it turned out.

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