Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sewing on a rainy Saturday

This is the Ultimate Wallet, found at Craftsy.com.
Yes, I paid actual money for this pattern. 


 It was an interesting pattern, but I was lost until I watched the Youtube video.  While I like videos just fine, I hate that the directions weren't clear enough that I couldn't sew the wallet without it. 
However, now that I know all the tricks, I may make it again, just for the fun of it. It took about 4 hours, with a lot of ripping and re-doing. 

And then I made the Hedgerow Book Bag, found here:
https://www.allfreesewing.com/Bags-and-Purses/The-Hedgerow-Book-Bag-Pattern
This was a free pattern, but really great.  This one took about 45 minutes the first time.

This was a quick and easy pattern.  I like it a LOT.  I will probably make more of these.



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Where have I been?

It's been a full year since I last posted.  I have a good reason - I bought a house!


It's a tiny house, actually a condo,and it all came about in a totally unexpected way, but here I am.  Moved, unpacked, and more or less settled.  Two bedrooms, two baths, which means.
I HAVE A SEWING ROOM!   Yes, an actual, real room, dedicated to sewing!  It's small, and I've rearranged it 3 times already, but I'm loving it.
So I've been sewing.  I have a lot of fabric that I want to sew up into little things quickly that can sell at a craft fair, and I'll give the money to my church's youth group. 
Here's some of the stuff:






That's all for now.  I'll post more pictures, maybe if/when I ever get my sewing room settled and ......well, it'll never be neat.  Everyone who sews knows that.