Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Puppet Theater

This one was for my friends daughter. Her dd was at the party for my other friends little girl and really liked this puppet stage, so I had to make her one, too.

I really like the way this one turned out. Instead of ball trim, I added an extra two inches of coordinating fabric to the valances, and used the valance fabric for the ties.

I also lined this case. The original patterned did not call for a lined case, but I feel that the lining gives it a better weight and feel.

The recipient was well pleased...and so was I.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Messenger...

I finished my bag for me!!! It was really quite easy. The most difficult part was the cutting. I hate cutting.

I used a pattern from the book The New Handmade by Cassie Barden.

Personally, I am not a fan of messenger bags. I don't like to wear my purse strap across my chest, but that is just me. If I were to make it again, I would cut down the strap and just make it like a tote bag with a flap for a cover.

Here is a glimpse of the bag with the flap open. I do love the pockets.

I will definitely be making it again!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Washed, Ironed,

and ready to go.


Here are the fabrics for my upcoming projects. With Christmas on the way, my list keeps getting longer and longer. It is only September, so the list is doable. However, if I don't get started.....

So here is the List:


For Mom

For Me ;o)

And that is just the start.

I still have more fabric to buy.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


at my special delivery.


I have recently discovered Hancock's of Paducah. I am sooooooo glad I did. They are a fabric store with so much fabric it makes it hard to choose. Luckily, they have closeout fabric. Good closeouts. Moda, Robert Kauffman, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry. Like I said GOOD closeouts. I had 4 yards of wonderful fabric delivered right to my door for an awesome price. Now, I will say there is just something about going to a fabric store. But...there is also something about a really good deal. I will definitely shop there again.

Hmmm...May have to take a road trip!