Friday, March 4, 2011

General craftiness.

I know I haven't been doing many sewing or crafting posts lately. But I have been making stuff! :) Here's some of what I've finished recently:

I made these two patchwork pillows using the embroidery from the Doodle Stitch Along I was participating in a while back. The back of the pillows is the same green floral that I used on the front.

I had this one small, lonely mushroom embroidery left over. So I made a little round pillow with it (and some rickrack). I know the left side looks a little deformed, but it doesn't look that bad in real life. :)

I also made this sweet little book. It's based on one from the Rebound book.

The outside is wool felt and the inside lining is green gingham. It has embroidery on the front and the binding uses buttons. The pages inside are cardstock.

If you're interested, you can find it in the shop here. I love making books and hope to add some more soon!

Several months ago, I bought some gorgeous Alexander Henry fabric with a sewing motif. It was expensive, so I didn't buy much, and I've been afraid to cut into it. But yesterday I decided it was time for me to have a new spring bag.

It's just a regular tote bag style like I sell in my Etsy shop. I tried to get close-ups of the fabric, but the lighting wasn't good:

These are some of the things on the fabric: a sewing machine, measuring tape/ruler, buttons, scissors, rotary cutter, pin cushion, pattern pieces, needle and thread, embroidery floss, flowers, zippers, thimbles, etc. It's adorable!

And it's very springy. Since yellow is not only my favorite color, but also very cheerful and sunshiny, I used some yellow gingham for the lining (as you can see, the bag is already filled up :).

I also made a matching wallet:

Spring break is next week, but I don't have classes on Thursdays or Fridays so technically my spring break has already started. :) I've got a list of things I want to accomplish, including making the swing dress and trying out this adorable doll pattern I just bought. So I'll probably be posting more next week and having some new crafty projects to share! Also, hopefully I'll have a book review and a movie review up.

Until next time,


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