Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another early Bird Christmas Gift finished....

Well the suspense is over with two of the tea towels made up into this kindergarten bag for my great niece.I didn't have enough of the green to make the lining totally out of it so I duplicated the outer bag minus the applique and voila a bag was made.I'm also planning on making a few other bits for her to fill the bag up.
I made the bag up using only what I had in my stash,some left over green I've been using for curtains that are going to go around my tables in my sewing room and the green and orange fabrics from my scrap box.So total cost of the bag was aound $6 as I bought the DMC threads when they were on special.Not bad for a bag!
Stay tuned for the third and final tea towel to be made into......... well you'll have to keep guessing till I post a photo LOL :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

An update on those squares.....

Remember those crocheted squares I showed you a few posts ago well they've all joined together to start forming this......but you'll have to wait just a bit longer to see them in all their glory.
Sorry for being such a tease but I can only do so much crochet before my hand gives out so you'll just have to wait till I make up some more squares...... only another 120 to see what it will turn into.

More Early Bird Christmas gifts...

I've had these two bags made up ready to be sewn together for about a week now and today they finally got put together....I love how they've come together.
Now to get onto the tea towel secret squirrel projects.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A secret squirrel project.....or two?

I spotted these tea towels at Spotlight last weekend and fell in love with the colours.I matched some threads and now to get to work....are you wondering what I'll be making? Keep tuned to this station,all I'll tell you is they're a couple of Christmas gifts for this years list.

A little something for my sewing room....Finally!

These swing tags are some of the things I've been wanting to make for my sewing room makeover for a little while now and yesterday I finally got my act together and started working on them.I still have a few more to make but I'm finally feeling like I'm getting somewhere with my sewing room makeover.I think spring has a lot to do with my motivation,the days are warmer and the sun is staying out longer.I love spring and summer......bring it on!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I've been busy.....

This is a sneak peak at something I've been crocheting for the last couple of months,aren't they just yummy colours!More on this project when I start putting it together.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting.....Does it matter if I've made it for me ???

I've been enjoying all the gift making I've been doing over the past couple of months for family and friends but decided I needed to make something for myself this month for christmas.I've had the fabric all cut up and ready to sew this bag together for a little while now and just needed to complete the stitcheries to be able to finally put it together which I finished yesterday and then decided to just keep at it and put it together.I made my handles shorter than the pattern as I want to use this bag to carry all my stuff to work on a daily basis like my lunch,a crafty project a book or magazine and let me tell you it will certainly be big enough to carry all these things at the same time it's enormous! I've enjoyed making this bag and I think a couple more are going on my to-do list for future presents.

This bag is called the "Baseco Mahai Kita" tote and is sold through Dawn Hays blog http://dawnhaydesigns.blogspot.com/ just click on this link and it will explain where all the proceeds from the sale of this pattern goes to help those less fortunate than us. http://dawnhaydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/baseco-mahal-kita.html