I’ve been trying to de-stash for a while, so I decided to sacrifice a hoarded half-yard of fabric to make a purse.
Maverick wanted to help show it off.
Minnie was jealous, so she got her day in the sun, too.
I’ve got another project in the works, but as it’s a birthday present I will have to keep it under wraps for now.
My niece is five and I’m already training her eye for fabric. She picked out two fat quarters for a bag. I hope she likes it!
I’m thinking about writing a tutorial, because I counted my fat quarters today and lost count at around 160. Let’s just say I’ve got the spare fabric for tutorials!
I cut out two purses, but I think I will save assembly for another day unless I get a random spurt of energy later.
My friend Lou wanted an organizer for her impending iPhone purchase, and I’ve been looking for a reason to work felt into my sewing projects.
I think it turned out fairly well.
Let’s review 2012: it bleepity-bleeped. A lot.
It was the first year I learned (naturally the fun way) what my health insurance deductible was – twice. Did I mention that one of the perks of being a teacher is that your insurance year starts in September? Super fun!
It was the year I finally learned what the HEY is going on with my pain. Sure, it took most of the year and thousands of dollars to get there and it’s a condition that will never go away, but the past two months have been (mostly) pain free!
I attended my first and second craft fairs in October – what an experience!
As for 2013, I’m going to aim for 365 days of craft – sewing or some sort of crafty business every day. It may be eight minutes or eight hours, but I want to accomplish something each day.
For Day 1, I finished a messenger bag for Jess.
I love me some Amy Butler prints!
I’m trying to decide whether or not to do a craft show in December. I haven’t tackled a long project in a while, so I decided to make a couple diaper bags. I mean, eventually someone I know will have a baby and I will have a gift ready (if it doesn’t sell).
I’ve finished the outside, still working on the inside trying to customize the pockets. I have another one in the works that also has giraffes in yellow, gray and black.
This weekend I’ve been at Martin High School with my good friend Lou selling my wares. We got put in a hall all by ourselves, but luckily everyone has to walk down that hall to get from one place to the next.
Also I bought Eric a book:
He did not find it nearly as funny as I did.
Happy sewing and selling!
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My brother and sister recently visited from Iowa, and while they were here I started a project. Kalyca picked out the pattern and fabric, and she even helped cut fabric and pin. I had to finish it after they left for home, but I finished it today!
This was my first time with bias tape around the arm holes, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing this from now on!