Here are a few of the projects I have been working on.
The perfect bag. That is really all there is to say. I have found countless ways to make this bag; big, small, computer, summer, winter, faux leather, etc.
From a tutorial on Handmade Therapy I made these "Tea Wallets." I am a tea drinker and like to have my "Lipton's Original" with me on the go. My step mom loved the idea so I made one for her.
For a friend's birthday I made this Hoop Handled Handbag from a tutorial on Delia Creates. I love how it turned out. I had to hand sew the handle, my sewing machine and I were not agreeing on how it should be sewn on. I have put that on my list of things to learn to do.
This summer has been the summer for babies. I have many friends that have welcome a new bundle of joy into their lives. Here are a few pictures of gifts I made for some friends that had a baby boy. The bib was from a patterns found here Liberty Bibs on The Purl Bee. I made the tag blanket from my own pattern.
I am always cold, so when I saw this tutorial from the Purl Bee I knew I had to make myself a Lap Duvet.
Felt apple coaster from Purl Bee. I am thinking this may turn into Christmas gifts for other teachers I work with, modified into an ornament. Very simple, hand sewn, took about 10 minutes. Purl Soho has a bundle of apple colored wool felt that I might have to get to make these. I used synthetic felt I had bought at Michael's, but it is a little thin and I used an interfacing between the white and red because you could see through the white.
|Three Bibs for Katie|
|Messenger Bag for Rachel|
|The zipper I am so proud of!|
|Small Owl Messenger Bag|
|Backpack for Doug|
|Circular Needle Case|