Thursday, May 27, 2010

Two Projects Completed

I completed another Can Can skirt for a friend of my sister's this week.
Word has it this little girl's parents are rockers.  I can just picture these sweet little ruffles paired with a band tee-shirt, leggings and Chuck Taylors.
At church last Sunday I decided that this Momma needs a bigger purse.  My old one just wasn't cutting it anymore.  Sure, I don't have to carry diapers or bottles anymore but we've really just swapped those out for notepads, crayons, doll babies and miscellaneous "beautiful" sticks and stones.

So I was really excited when I saw this tutorial from Warehouse Fabrics listed on How About Orange.  It was exactly the bag I had pictured in my head.  Hooray for saving myself the steps of drafting and testing out a pattern!!!  I love the Internet and the crafty exchange of ideas. It's just awesome.
The bag went together pretty well. I followed the instructions to a tee the first time around. I think in the future I would opt to skip the pleats in the lining. It seems totally unnecessary and it makes placing the pockets kind of awkward in my opinion.

I am in love with this purse. I found this vintage feed sack at a yard sale that my friend Jessica tipped me off to last summer.  It's been sitting on my shelf begging for a purpose and I really like the way it works in this purse.  All that said, I'm not sure that it's "me".  It is really big! And the pink. . . well, I'm just not a pink sort of a person.  But I'm giving it a test run today.  I have a sneaking suspicion I will grow into it if only because I love it too much to part with it.

Next up is a lunch bag for a friend and I have some new quilt ideas percolating.

And would you believe it? I've heard a rumor that Michelle has recovered from tax season and has taken a little break from unpacking boxes in their new sweet abode in order to do some sewing!  Can't wait to see it sis!!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Welcome Baby Banner

Made with a variety of vintage reproduction fabrics.  Says "Welcome Baby" on one side and "Happy Birthday" on the other so that the mother to be can use it year after year.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to The Bug!

The Bug has the audacity to turn three this week.

A banner was needed--obviously.

When she came downstairs this morning, this is what she saw and she was thrilled! Mommy, is that for US? She said. 

Yes, sweet girl.  Happy Birthday to you! And could you please try to stay three a little longer than you were two?

Love, your nostalgic Mommy, Lindsay

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Garden tote

Apparently Friday is "Provider Appreciation Day" or something like that. I've never been a big fan of those random Hallmark holidays but this time I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to say a big ol' Thank You to the Bugs day care teacher.
She mentioned a few weeks ago that she gardens so I thought this garden tote on Sew, Mama, Sew! was just the perfect gift. The fabrics in the patchwork are some of the Bugs favorites from my stash. Hopefully I'll be whipping together a birthday banner for her from them here in the next week. The pockets are vintage, from the yards and yards of fabric I got from my grandma. Those white deer are so awesome. You can't tell from the photo of course but they are flocked so they have a bit of funky texture to them.
The main body and lining are a natural colored linen. I probably could have gone with more of a home decor weight but I just love the clean and timeless look of linen. I used super soft bamboo batting scraps from the Make Life quilt to give the bag a bit of body and structure.

I love it. I wish I had time to make one for myself. But it's either get the seeds in the dirt or make a bag and the bag would be pointless without the seeds, right?

I can't wait for the Bug to hand this over to her teacher. And she's excited too because she had a part in choosing the fabrics and the flowers. Friday can't come soon enough! Thank you Mrs. Schreck, for all you do to help your kiddos bloom!