Monday, February 22, 2010

Not in Love

Well, I am just not in love with the idea of making the Folklore Bag. First, I'm already starting to think about spring fabrics and colors so sewing with corduroy is just not inspiring me. Plus I haven't really loved any of the ones I have seen made up. I'm heading to Florida at the end of the week so I'm hoping to pick up some fabric there to make a spring bag. I love the canvas fabrics at Joann's so I think I'll look there. And I have a million patterns for bags that I have either made and loved or really want to make, so I'll choose from one of them.

I got an order from - 2 pretty blue knits. Since I dragged out my serger and practiced on it, I think it's time to try a top or two. I also reorganized my fabric and sewing closet and found the blue poplin I bought at Mood Fabrics in NYC. So now I have 3 blue tops planned. I've been reading some blogs where the authors are working on their personal style and I love that idea. I always like to change my look or update a bit during the transition from winter to spring. I don't have time to add the links or photos right now, but in my next post I'll show you my fabrics and patterns that I plan to use and link to the blogs I just mentioned. And hopefully I'll have some things to show off once I'm back from Florida! :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sneak Peek for a Sew Along

I feel like I have jump-started my creative motivation again and to keep it up I'm going to participate in a Sew Along. This one is hosted by AfricanKelli and FinnyKnits and it is using patterns from the book One Yard Wonders, which I got for Christmas. I missed the January Sew Along, but February's looks good. It's the Folklore Bag -- a cute little tote, check out the picture below. I'm making it up in some gray corduroy that I have had for at least 2 years. I bought a bunch of it planning to make a skirt, but it's been sitting in the stash and I thought it would be perfect for this bag. I'm using some bright pink Amy Butler for the lining. There is also a recipe to make for roasted cauliflower which I can't wait to try as well :) Unfortunately, I ran out of interfacing so I have to postpone work on this bag til I get some. You know I'm running to Joann's ASAP! :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


My best friend's birthday is coming up and I wanted to make her a new zipper pouch. She always appreciates everything I make for her and she uses them constantly. We went to dinner a few weeks ago and I saw that she was carrying around a poor old pouch. I immediately started planning a new one for her. I mean, she can't tell people I made that sorry old thing for her - she needs something fresh! So, using Oh, Fransson's awesome wristlet pattern, I made her a bag and a matching card case. I'm going to mail it to her - it's always fun to get something in the mail, especially a present! The fabric is from Erin McMorris' Park Slope with orange and white polka dots inside.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vintage Love

I went to a flea market this weekend, in the basement of an old church (love!). I scored an Irish knit sweater for $4 as well as this awesome vintage pattern, which I cannot wait to sew -- especially the cardigan...and the top. :)

When I was photographing the pattern, I realized that I had yet to share the most fabulous thrifty/vintage find EVER -- the vintage Singer sewing machine....with a table! For $20!!! Can you believe it! It works and everything, although I'm just displaying it right now.

Love love love!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Ok, I know I wrote back on New Year's Day that I was going to blog more....... but, life gets in the way I suppose. However I did sew! I made the Emmeline apron up and it came out soooo cute! One side is cupcakes on a light blue background and the other is cherries on pink! It's quite sweet :)