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”

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”

mspt: Halloween ribbon wreath

I’ve noticed these wreaths for several years now, but hadn’t sat down to figure out how to make one. Luckily for me, there’s plenty of tutorials on YouTube now demonstrating in under seven minutes. Perfect! So it’s my first attempt, and you can see gravity plays a part in how it all settles a littleContinue reading “mspt: Halloween ribbon wreath”

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”

lovelies in the mail

I won a giveaway from the lovely blog, Happy Cottage Quilter. Aren’t quilting people the best? I thought I’d be winning only one pattern, so I specified the one on the left, because I can see me making those potted flowers for sure. But then I won BOTH patterns, and I can also see meContinue reading “lovelies in the mail”

knitting, and then some more

I finished knitting the mitts and had plenty of yarn left over, so went on and knit a cowl. I prefer a cowl to a scarf, because you don’t have the long ends flopping all over. Sometimes a scarf is the right thing, but a cowl tucks into your coat and covers your neck andContinue reading “knitting, and then some more”