simple sewing

I’ve been saving my selvedges for a while, after seeing other people’s cute projects. I’ve used them to make several cute pouches, but took the time to photograph just these two. I like the bead zipper pull, with it’s complicated painting. That little hump-dee-do along the zipper is because I didn’t swap out my regularContinue reading “simple sewing”

at the Ouachita quilt show (part 3)

parts 1 and 2, available here and here. Embroidery! I think this whole quilt is hand-stitched, including the quilting. What a labor of love. I like how the pumpkins turn both left and right, so when used as a table runner it looks good from both this way and that. Personally, I think I wouldContinue reading “at the Ouachita quilt show (part 3)”

at the Ouachita quilt show (part 2)

We continue our stroll through the quilt show, starting with a tee-shirt quilt. The use of cheddar and orange background fabrics keeps this cohesive, and I think it works well. Someone’s high school memories, ready to keep him company in his next stage of life. Americana, my favorite! Green and blue, hmm. You might notContinue reading “at the Ouachita quilt show (part 2)”

at the Ouachita quilt show (part 1)

I am going to break down my many, many photos over several days, so as not to overwhelm ya’ll. Some quilts I like a lot, some not so much–but all deserve their moment in the sun! The quilts are arranged in no particular order, except how I wandered through the show. Is this a CelticContinue reading “at the Ouachita quilt show (part 1)”

sewing: Halloween pennants

I made this bunting earlier this year. I try to do something a little different with these every time I make one, but there’s only so much you can do. Spooky buttons, and torn cloth strips add a decrepit feel. Over time, the strips will become more raggedy, fingers crossed. I’ve been collecting fabrics toContinue reading “sewing: Halloween pennants”

sewing: romantic tote bag

More back-to-school sewing. A new tote bag, in pretty romantic florals. Let’s see, I used Tanya Whelan for the big roses, Lecien Flower/Sugar for the bright red roses with polka dots, and the border fabric is Walmart. The handles are also Tanya Whelan. To create the semi-sturdy structure, I used Pelton foam interfacing. I wishContinue reading “sewing: romantic tote bag”

sewing: pencil pouches

Time for some back-to-school sewing! I’ve been saving my selvedge cuttings for a while, and haven’t settled on a project to incorporate them all. Pouches are quick, and the assortment of colors are perfect to jazz up something otherwise ordinary. I think the cherry-blossom pouch is the best size to hold the most pencils, andContinue reading “sewing: pencil pouches”

a finished around-the-world quilt

Back when this whole Covid mess started and everyone was being sent home, I took a couple days to cut fabric into strips. 2-inch strips. It helped bring my fabric storage down, but then I had to make those strips into something. It turns out the narrowness of the strip means you will be sewingContinue reading “a finished around-the-world quilt”

beautiful shopping bag

Every now and then I’ll mention my sister’s Etsy shop, especially when she’s made something especially beautiful. Isn’t this shopping bag gorgeous? It’s simple things like this that elevate one’s life. Handmade, with attention to detail. If there’s any slight flaw in her work, she’ll tell you in the description and adjust the price accordingly.Continue reading “beautiful shopping bag”