Friday, September 24, 2010

Denim purse with Flower Yo-Yos

Today I was lucky enough to have the majority of it to myself. My hubby took Cody out for the day to get him out of the house so I could have a quiet day. I first cleaned the house (much needed)and spent a little time outside to cut the grass. Actually I just needed to do something outside, because it was too nice to pass up. The sun was shining, which something we have hardly seen in the last 4 months. Anyway after that I spent sometime figuring out a layout for a new baby quilt and I put together this cute medium sized purse. I used some old jeans for the denim and finished the inside with a funky and colorful quilting cotton. It's the same one that I used for the strap etc on the last denim bag I posted. I also used this cotton to form the flower yo-yo's on the front of the bag. They are super cute!

I hope to get several more bags done soon. I am going to have a table at a local area craftshow at the end of November. It's in a small community called LaCorey. I am excited and nervous. I always am when I put things on display! Likely I will eventually get this bag listed in my Etsy shop. For now it's here!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Farm Animal Baby Blanket

It's been a long time since I have made something a posted it. I guess I kinda got out of the groove of sewing this summer. I find it hard to stay focused when there are just soooooo many things to create and make. And being anal-retentive, I feel like I should stick with some type of thing or theme. So really I just stew and make myself crazy!

Either way, I did finish this fun and funky rag-time baby blanket. It is the 3rd in a 3 part series ordered by a friend of mine. You might recall the pretty yellow bug/ and pink one and also the sweet blue check/ cowboy one that I made already this year. This one is the final one! And I love it.

The funky farm animal print is fun for either a boy or a girl and the yellow makes it bright and friendly! I hope the new baby...expected early October...will enjoy cuddling up in it! Thank you to my friend S.C. for ordering these blankets. I enjoyed making them for you!