Thursday, January 21, 2010

Zipper Pouch #2

The desire to use my new purse was greater than the desire to just improve on my earlier designs. So, I just jumped right in. Here it is.
I tried to find something to match the color as much as I could. The purse is done with an Amy Butler fabric, and therefore has difficult colors to match. I really got lucky when I ran into this courderoy.
The pouch measures approximately 5 x 7" and I added the piping detail since it was for myself. I don't know what it is, but I just love how finished piping makes something look. Not that I really know the correct way to do piping, but I couldn't resist.
Now if you see me out with my new purse, you'll know what little pouch I have hiding inside.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Zipper Pouch #1

To be truly honest, it's not my first zipper pouch ever. It is, however, the first sewing project of this year and my first attempt at this style. I designed it after I something I saw on I got an adorable new purse for Christmas from a site called DSCHICBOUTIQUE but it only had one zipper pocket and I needed a little more storage for those occasional items. So, I gave it a try, and it was super easy - only took an hour. But it is also not completely successful.

Measures approx. 12"x5"
Not lined
Imperfect top stitching
And I assumed I had more crap to put in it, so it's too big for my purpose.

Back to the drawing pad.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


My living room wall got a make-over. Close-up
I fianlly found an arrangement the I love!
Isn't it great when you get a set of portraits that you adore?
Especially when they include you.
I am planning on adding to the arrangement, since my wall looks so bare.
But that is yet to come.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Finishing out 2009

This is my last completed project from 2009 - Scrub hats for my husband.
They are of couse custom - size and fabric choice.
I used a real pattern for this one - McCall's #9123
A few new to add to his collection and a little home made touch to add to Christmas gifts.