Friday, April 30, 2010

I made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday,

I needed some transparent thread for my sewing projects, but while I was there I also bought a few other things.

I FINALLY bought a shadow box to put Buddy's collar, picture and poem in.  Todd was pretty happy with it.  And the frame was 50% off!!!!!  :D
Buddy Shadow Box

And since last weekend, I've been thinking of trying to make my own jewelry, so I bought some things to try it and this is what I came up with.
First Pair: 
earrings 1
Second Pair:
Earrings 2

I'd LOVE to hear your comments!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Here's the list of what I have done so far for the craft bazaar next week:

4 sets of Baby Booties
baby booties
2 Travel Wallets
travel wallets
5 Travel Jewelry Holders
travel jewelry holders
4 Book Covers
book covers
3 Credit Card Wallets
credit card wallets
1 flat Cosmetic Bag
flat cosmetic bag
7 Triangular Cosmetic Bags
triangular cosmetic bags
5 Sleep Masks
sleep masks
6 Baked Potato Bags
baked potato bags
3 Belt Loop Bags
belt loop bags
2 Tote Bags
tote bag
tote bag
2 small Christmas Purses (the snowman one comes w/ matching cosmetic bag)
Christmas purses
1 brown Purse
brown purse
1 lime green Purse (it was crushed on the shelf - it will look better after I press it.)
lime green purse
Reusable Grocery Bags - (they all have buttonholes and hooks so they fit in the bag frames at the store)
1 set of three
set of three reusable grocery bags
1 set of four (w/ matching cosmetic bag)
set of four reusable grocery bags
1 set of five
set of five resuable grocery bags

I'm always available for special orders!!!!!   Comments are appreciated and thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I've been sewing up a storm!!!!

To get ready for our cruise in June, I decided to make another bag - this one will be my carry-on for the flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  We don't have the flight info yet, but I'm assuming it will be a pretty long flight and there is a strong possibility that we'll have to change planes somewhere.  We should have the flight info in a couple of weeks.   I wanted something large enough to hold an extra set of clothing (in case the luggage gets lost - we learned the hard way), small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and contact solution (3-1-1), a little makeup, all of our cruise paperwork (plane tickets, etc will be in my travel wallet, but we'll still take some other paperwork), along with a book or magazine to read on the plane.  Plus, it had to be small enough to qualify for a carry-on.

As always, I didn't have a pattern, just used a couple ideas from various bags I've seen, but this one I decided needed to be completely closed, which is different from any other large bags I've made.  It was hard, but turned out pretty well.  I put pockets on all four sides, so that will be nice to be able to put my books, magazines and paperwork in them.  I also have pockets on the inside and plenty of room!

Here are pictures:  Outside:
carry on bag


I did something different  - I wanted to put all of our contact info inside the bag, so used some thick plastic I had to make a slot for the cards I had printed up:

Another view of the inside:

Outside showing pockets:

So, when I was done with that, I decided to make a cosmetic bag to carry things:
(It's the same as all the other cosmetic bags I've made)
cosmetic bag

THEN, I also decided to try to make something to carry my jewelry in.  I'll have my rings on most of the time, but want to take different earrings and necklaces for the formal nights and things.  This was made without a pattern also, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  (Next time I'll do better, though!)
Inside - each compartment is closed with velcro:
Jewelry Holder

The outside:
Jewelry Holder - outside

To close it, it folds into thirds, and the band has velcro on it to keep it closed:
Jewelry Holder (closed)

So, here is the entire set!!!  Pretty "springy"!!!!
Travel Set

Again, since they are all hand-crafted, there are a few imperfections but I'm still happy with how they came out!

Can't wait for JUNE!!!!!!