mspt: lunch bag (09/28/19)

I did some sewing just for me. These lunch bags last about a year, with pretty frequent washing. It’s always nice to have something fresh and new. My sister gave me the bunny fabric, which I put aside for something special. Well, this is it! It just kills me to cut into fabric I’m saving,Continue reading “mspt: lunch bag (09/28/19)”

mspt: a mug rug and a mat

I’ve wanted a flag-themed mug rug to put on my desk at work for a **long** time. I’d like to rotate these out to match the holiday or season. Even if it’s just sitting under a plant, it makes the office space feel a little cheerier. I used fabrics from Bonnie & Camille, Handmade, andContinue reading “mspt: a mug rug and a mat”

mspt: make something pretty today – pillowcases

I made two of these, whew, what a lot of work. Still, I was glad of being able to sit around and keep my hands busy. These turned out so pretty. I kept the color palette limited so the design wasn’t too complicated, but with enough variation that the result wasn’t cartoonish. The variegated purpleContinue reading “mspt: make something pretty today – pillowcases”

pretty things: covered journal

Another friend is moving, so I made a second covered journal. This time with a Flying geese pattern. I’ve only sewn Flying Geese one other time, and they are surprisingly quick and easy, for a sophisticated look.   I used an obvious pattern toile, and mixed up the part that “shows” when I was assemblingContinue reading “pretty things: covered journal”

A covered journal

I made another covered journal for a friend who moved away (boo!) and bought a new house. The book is intended to keep a journal of house activities, so you can look back and know exactly when you did things like update the water heater, install a new faucet, keep paint chips and chronicle whereContinue reading “A covered journal”