Friday, February 25, 2011

A New Project....Giving Back to Local Ministries!

Local ministries are an essential part of sharing Christ with our children and youth.

To increase financial support for local ministries,
I will be accepting donations for some of my sewing creations.

Donations will go to Camp Eder and Central PA Youth Ministries.

This one-of-a kind bag may be yours for a donation. 

It features cotton Osnaburg fabric, an adjustable strap, snap closure and several inside pockets.

Would you love to carry this bag? 
Contact me for more info!

Thanks for the donation Christy....enjoy your new purse!

Thanks for stopping by!

Spring Ruffled Sling Bag

Heather wanted a new spring bag, this is what we designed. 

The bag has a snap closure, an adjustable strap and pockets inside!

Stay tuned for a post about a similar bag.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Shirts + Jean pockets = Memory Quilts

A friend from church asked me to make 2 throw-size quilts using his belated father's shirts and jeans.   These were flannel and cotton shirts, many of them used while working on the farm....I included back pockets from the jeans.

This wasn't a hard project except for the part where I cut into the clothes.  It's not physically hard, but it certainly is an emotional journey.

I also included a small blue jean patch, there was a hole in one of the shirts that I didn't notice until I was at the quilting stage.  I think it fits the "feel" of the quilt :)

I LOVE the results! 


Friday, February 4, 2011

Baby Gift Project

I purchased this pattern several years ago, but just now tried it.   A nice spring weight jacket, just 2 layers of cotton fabric, although it could be made using fleece or quilted fabric for extra warmth.  I think I'll be making more of these for baby gifts.

Thanks for stopping by........Carolyn

Cathedral Window Pillows

I decided to finish some of the UFOs (Unfinished Objects) in my sewing room.   This week it was a pair  of pillows for our living r...