Monday, August 31, 2009

Laura's Padfolio

I start making this by making the outsides with some applique, the insides with some applique and pockets. (oops this picture is a bit blurry)

I sewed them all together and added a ribbon & button for the closure.

I made it to fit this sketchbook. Pens & accessories go in the small pockets.

It closes up nicely!

And ties up with a bow.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

2 Art Cards

2 cards I made for my daughter.
5 x 7, batiks. decorative stitching, fused to cardstock.
I like these a lot!!

Maybe I like this one the best. But if you had twins and they aren't identical, would you love one more than the other?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sew Day with Mel & Katie

One day last week I made some gadget bags with 2 of the girls
First we chose a background fabric. I have lots of batiks so we dug into that.
Melanie wanted bright green, Katie chose purple.

Then they decided on a design and cut that out of fabric with fusible on the back. I have mountains of scraps of this so we went through that and found lots of bright bits.

Katie wanted to make her name but Melanie decided to make a penguin!

After fusing on their designs, we stitched around them with some bright threads. Here is Katie's after stitching. They are getting kinda big to sit on my lap but we didn't have enough time for me to teach them both how to use my machine and do it themselves.

Katie's letters are bright and fun!

The penguin is so cute! Mel named him Gilbert.

Mel was getting the hang of the sewing machine.

we put in the zippers, added the handle and sewed them up wonky , which makes them a triangle shaped bag.

penguin pouch

Katie's purple & bright batik pouch with her name all the way around.