Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Work In Progress

I am almost done with this project.  I'm really excited with how it is coming together.  Hopefully I'll be sharing the completed item in a couple of days.  In the meantime, my daughters grabbed this ((bigger and shaped slightly differently now) a little while ago and were running around saying it was a robot.  They make me laugh every day.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sewn Tote

I used one of the free paper paper/pattern tutorials you can grab at the craft stores to make this tote.  THis came from Hobby Lobby and seemed like an easy project for an absolute beginner like myself.  I'm happy to say it was really easy.  Plus, the tote is sturdy and holds an amazing amount of stuff.  This is a great bonus with two kids who still like to put their things in my bag.  My girls have already requested their own bags and picked out their materials.  Hello Kitty for Miss B and a funky flower pattern with a lot of turquoise for Miss O.  She actually wants hers more like a messenger bag for the upcoming school year.

Friday, August 3, 2012

My First Granny Stripe Afghan

I have started my first Granny Stripe afghan and I absolutely know it will not be my last.  I LOVE this pattern so much! Once the chain and foundation rows are complete - this actually works up pretty quickly.  This particular afghan is a Christmas present though - so I can't really say much more at this time.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Crochet Summer Tote

I made this crocheted tote at the end of May/beginning of June.  Due to my camera situation, I am only now able to share this colorful joy.  I had a lot of fun making this and even more fun using it on a regular basis.

Close up

The lining - which I did before I had my sewing machine.  Oh boy, did this take a lot of time to get just right and actually sew into place.  I imagine (really, really hope!) this will be a lot easier/quicker to deal with now.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My New Toy

I FINALLY got a sewing machine.  My mom suggested this one and so far I am quite pleased with it.  Granted, I've only made two very simple items with it, but still, I am thrilled.  My little fashionistas are already making clothing and bag requests.  I can't wait to play with this some more!