Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Bags........final installment

Large tote for Olivia

Large tote for Elizabeth

Purse for Carolyn B.

Enjoy your bags ladies!
Carolyn

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Bags........2nd installment

for Louann

for Lorene

for April

Enjoy your purses!
Carolyn

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Basket of 'no calorie' Christmas Goodies........


a.k.a. fabric covered mini photo albums



These are the small gifts for co-workers and family members that I've been stitchin'.

More 'no calorie' goodies to follow ;)
Carolyn

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas bags.....1st installment


This is the first of several bags I made which will be given as Christmas presents. I will blog about the others after Christmas.......stay tuned!

Merry Christmas!
Carolyn

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

4 Bags in 2 Weeks

Yep, I made 4 bags in the past 2 weeks.......but I can only show you one of them, the other 3 will have to wait until after Christmas :)




The color isn't the greatest on these pictures, the solid is a bright navy blue, and the print contains various shades of blue and cream.......I guess I should have waited till daylight to take the pictures.....oh well, you get the idea.

Thanks for visiting.......now back to the sewing machine for 3 more bags, which you will also see after Christmas....

Blessings as you prepare for Christmas!
Carolyn

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Little Update


Along with working on some Christmas surprises, I tried a new style purse for myself.


It has a snap closure, I usually prefer a zipper, but I'm really liking this style.



This week we also celebrated Andrea's 17th birthday :)

Back to the kitchen........
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Carolyn

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baby Gift Completed

Diaper bag and burp cloth for a new mommy at church.



These are always fun projects :)

Carolyn

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wallets.....

A few years ago I gave a friend of Heather's a little wallet. She loves it and wanted a few for her friends. So I made these.....



It's hard to see but there is a pocket just above the zipper for plastic cards or cash.



These little projects are great for using up scraps of fabric and thanks to the 10cent zippers I find at our local thrift store they don't break the bank :)

Carolyn

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Early Birthday Aunt Louise!

Side A......

Side B......


Another "stash-buster"......yippee!

thanks for visiting,
Carolyn

Note: I made this bag some time ago, but held the post until it was gifted :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Fall(ish) Quilted Throw.........

I pieced this quilt several years ago and finally did the quilting this week. It's not really a fall quilt, more mountain or woods scenes but it reminds me of autumn.









On to the next project......
Enjoy your week!
Carolyn

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun Project

A friend from the mid-west asked me to create a bag from fabric she had left after making a vest. The fabric was prequilted, paisley on one side, stripe on the other and BEAUTIFUL!



I made the bag last week and mailed it to her, she received the bag and is pleased! I am too!

TGIF.......Carolyn

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Paisley Denim bag

I finished this bag last week and mailed it to a friend. She was pleasantly surprised that it was completed so quickly and loves the bag.




Thanks for stopping by!
Carolyn

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Productive week......

This large shopping tote (17" wide x 14" tall) has been donated to Camp Eder for their Annual Fall Fest Auction on Oct. 17th. The inside is repurposed denim and the outside fabrics are John Deere prints and homespun plaids/checks. These totes are easy to make but messy with lots of little frayed pieces of thread everywhere!



This Christmas wallhanging is a gift for the family at church who lost their home to fire. It's 35" square.



Here's a closeup of the backing fabric.



These were both "stash buster" projects, I didn't purchase a thing....yippee!!!
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!
Carolyn

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A New Tote

I made this tote to use at a conference I recently attended. This bag is large, like brief case size. The circle fabric on the front and back is the same, but appears different colors in the pictures. The fabric is decorator weight and has a sheen to it. It is really hard to photograph and get a true color. The bag is dark brown and teal.

The bag features 2 pockets on the front, one with a magnetic snap closure.

And the back has a full size pocket with magnetic snap closure.

The inside is fully lined with a zippered pocket and 2 large slip pockets.

I love this bag but won't use it often so I'm giving it to a friend....ENJOY!

Thanks for visiting,
Carolyn

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall sewing........

With the beginning of Fall comes an urge to sew.

I fell in love with this fabric when I saw it, I love the way it turned out.



This one's for me......Carolyn

Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn Table Runner

Just a simple little "quilt-as-you-go" or "flip and sew" scrappy quilted table runner to celebrate the colors of fall.

This one and the "daisy" mum in the picture found their way to Heather's home.

Thanks for visiting,
Carolyn

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I'm invited to a baby shower so.........

of course I had to make a diaper bag!


The bag features front and side pockets made from a fun animal print. The side pockets have elastic at the top and are great for bottles/sippy cups.


And I didn't have to purchase a thing.....it all came from my stash!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hobo-style Bag featuring chickens & sunflowers



The photos are of both sides of the bag. This fabric is pre-quilted and double sided. The other side is solid sunflowers but because I use interfacing to make my bags more sturdy you don't see the sunflowers inside, I lined it with white fabric. There is one zippered pocket and 4 slip pockets inside.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I went Baby Quilt crazy......image heavy

Don't get too excited, these quilts were made over the past year or so.
I love seeing quilts hanging on a clothes line.......


back view.....


This quilt is for a friend who just became a grandmother.....


close-up of quilting.....


I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this quilt. It's made from a thrifted bed sheet. And actually I made a big mistake, the large white blocks were suppoed to be the yellow flowered fabric......but after I decided to do the freestyle daisy quilting in the white squares, I LOVE IT, so much so that I may not be able to part with it...LOL...and you know I don't need a baby quilt!!!


close-up of freestyle daisy........


This and the next small quilts will be donated to a local hospital NICU. They like small colorful quilts to put over the isolets. This is the first crazy patching I tried, it worked but I need to work on this technique.
The border fabric of the pink quilt was from a thrifted bed sheet and the fabric used for the blue quilt was originally curtains in Heather's bedroom....love sewing with repurposed fabrics :-)









Back to working on purses.....or maybe I'll finished the quilt I've been making for my bed. I make quilts for lots of people, but don't have one that I made on my own bed, how silly is that!!!

Thanks for visiting......Carolyn