Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Felted Purse

I just finished this felted purse and really am pleased with how it turned out. I am sorry that I can't remember the book I took the pattern from. It was from the library and called something like 25 New Felted Bags. Not sure if that is exact.

I had some clear handles in my purse stash and covered them with yarn. Dots of glue to hold the yarn in place.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A couple of projects completed today!

The first is a sock monkey for Conrad for Valentine's Day. This is continuing the tradition of Tim's mom of making a sock monkey for each one of her grandchildren. I used Carissa's (dd) tutorial.

The second are a couple of Baprons. Conrad is 9 months old now and eating baby food. The Baprons are super easy to make - the only glitch being sewing on bias tape, which can be tricky to catch the tape on the back side. One thing I did find helpful was to iron the tape in a curve before sewing it on. This helped it lay flat while sewing.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sewing Room Makeover

I have long wished for a laminate floor instead of the old 15 year old carpet in my sewing room. My wish came true! Since my husband is so willing, we (I mean he) went ahead and put the laminate down and repainted the room. It's a light, light, color because the more light the better in a sewing room. It's the palest, palest shade of green, which only shows in certain lights, but I love it. The organizer bins in the old dresser was an idea I gleaned from Pinerest. I just happened to have an old dresser in the basement, and, again, hubby, did the plywood insides for it. I love my new sewing room!