This space hasn’t been very creative in the past week. I’ve been sick since last Saturday. I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping and not much else.
Right before that I had made a trip to the thrift store and started work on some summer refashioning. I also drafted a skirt pattern […]
In my creative space today I finished up the zippered book cover from last week. I snapped this pic before I sewed in the book flaps.*
They were a little tricky and if I make another one, I’d do them differently. They made my seams a little wonky. […]
In my creative space today I have to figure out how to make a zipper cover for this book. It’s is a custom job for a friend and she provided the fabric. Aren’t those roses pretty?
You can find more good-looking spaces over at Kirsty’s […]
Awhile ago, back when it was cold and icy outside, I found a sweater with the most amazing wood buttons. The sweater was 99 cents. Where can you find six wood buttons for 99 cents? Plus, get a two-way zipper as part of the deal?
Some of my crafty friends had me […]
This fabric is a little more kitschy than my usual style, but I really love it. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I wanted to make something fun. I couldn’t bring myself to cut into all of those cute hearts, so I used the entire piece for one big bag. […]
I can’t believe I missed the first Creative Space of 2010! I was so busy last night playing around with my “new yarn” that I totally forgot to write a blog post. Whoops!
My creative space for today, and most of this weekend, is filled with the color red and […]
Making this super cute wallet was lots of fun. I tucked in a gift card to Starbucks and sent it off to a friend for her birthday. If you’re thinking this fabric looks familiar, you’re right! I had some bits left over from this bag. It’s the perfect project for those […]
My friend Cathy loves bags, loves fabric and loves cats. When she saw my faux leather bag, she wanted the same thing, only bigger and with two handles. She’s going to use this to store and transport her mini swift and yarn winder. (Yep, she loves knitting, too!)
I know I say I’ll sew anything if it fits under my presser foot, but I’ll admit I was a little anxious when my friend asked me to make a zippered messenger bag out of faux leather. It was soft and thick and had a woven polyester backing. I decided to make […]
Last weekend my friend Jennifer drove up from Kansas City to hang out. It had been over 20 years since the last time we’d seen each other. We had a lot of catching up to do. She wanted to learn how to knit, which is a great way to spend your catching-up time. I cast […]