Archive for the ‘Sewing’ Category

Homemade Reusable Grocery Bags

September 25, 2008

Anyone who has been in a store recently may have notice the go green reusable grocery bags.  The idea is bring your own bag, save a plastic/paper bag, and help the enviornment.  Another added bounes is that most stores will deduct a few cents off your total bill per bag.  I was inspired by Gloria at A Mingled Yarn  to machine sew my own bags using her tutorial.  She uses the Charlie Bag pattern from Burda Style.  I have sewn a total of four bags.  Here are photos of two of my bags.  The first is made with monkey fabric and is modeled by my oldest niece Selena.  The Second was gift for my friend Nicole and it is made with flamingo fabric modeled by my second oldest niece Sophie. 



Quilting and Sewing WIP

June 6, 2007

I finally got the pictures taken I wanted to post two days ago.  I am posting this from my back yard in a tent where I am currently spending the night with two of my nieces Selena and Sophie.  They are 10 and 6 and and we have been having a great time.  What a great way to spend my night off huh?  We even ordered pizza to our tent.

 First of all, this picture is a quilt I am making for my niece Maya who lives in Dallas.  She is turning 2 next week.  The fabric is St. Jude research hospital quilt of dreams fabric from Hancock Fabrics.  I just love the little girls on this quilt.  The quilt top is done and backed.  I have started quilting it, I just need to finish that part and apply the binding.  My two least favorite parts of quilting mind you.




The other quilting project I am working right now is made out of Sally Dick and Jane fabric.  I bought this fabric at my local quilt store The Calico Shoppe ,  This quilt still has a long way to go but I have all of the fabric cut already.  I plan on giving this quilt to my nephew Adam who also lives in Dallas.  He was born in March and he is the only child I haven’t made a quilt for yet.  I have six nieces, and one nephew!



Next up is pictures of a dress I am sewing from a Kwik Sew pattern.  The dress is made out of Japanese inspired fabric.  I really love Japanese fabrics.  I have studied Japanese since highschool, and I even studied abroad in Japan in 2003.  I love this dress so far, but it as a little ways yet  I will post again on completion.