Friday, July 25, 2008
Here's one of my route's mapped out.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
A while back I missed a button making party with some of the girls from work, but Erin was kind enough to give me one of the "tools" to make some on my own time. So here they are.
These are fabric covered buttons, with the metal button loop removed and a thumbtack glued on instead. My glue gun was at my other house, so I improvised with super glue, and it wasn't even the gel kind--it was the thin runny liquid kind. So hopefully they stay put. A fun way to customize. Pin It
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
My first attempt isn't perfect, and here's what I need to fix for next time:
1. It's about 1/2" too wide. Make it a little narrower. It really only needs to hold 3 tampons. (It also fits pantiliners).
2. Don't bother "quilting" the fabric. And if I do quilt it again, use a more subtle thread color.
3. Less contrast. It's a small enough item that I don't think the contrast is working with this size. If I were to re-do this one, I'd use a green or brown trim.
4. Pick trim ribbon first, then fabric. I used blue grossgrain 7/8" ribbon, and it's a little brighter in real life. I toned it down in these pictures so it would look better. Ribbon colors in the correct size are quite limited, so it might be easier to match a fabric to a ribbon, rather than vice versa.
My sewing is a bit lopsided as well, but that will come with practice (I hope!). All in all, I think it's a worthwhile item, and I think I'll make some more to sell on my Esty site (opens August 1st).Pin It
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I thought this would be cute in a baby boys room. A boy with an "H" name, like um... Hugo? Harold? Maybe "H" wasn't the best letter to start with.
The sides are chocolate brown, in case you can't tell. On some screens it may look darker.
Back side (hooks can be added for hanging on a wall):
Friday, July 11, 2008
I remembered where I found this birdie pattern. I found it at Spool Sewing.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Anyway... I'm making a new one, that will look just the same, but will fit the papers properly. This time I left plenty of room for seams, so the papers won't be scrunched at all. I just have to get the zipper into the new one now. Wish me luck!
Fabric is by Joel Dewberry.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
First, my uncle Chan and my dad (brothers) catching up.
Next, my sister Tanya's girl, Alyssa, found my pretty bronze colored (shiny) shoes, and had to give them a go. She even managed to take a few steps in them, something many grown women couldn't do.
And finally, some more of that adorable baby Sam (my sister Patti's newborn). He was born 5 lbs 9 oz, and still is tiny. Check out those spindly legs!