Friday, July 19, 2013

Whoa. Long time no blogging. I'm still kicking!  I was taking some time cleaning off photos from the digital camera and realized I needed to document a few things here.

My latest sewing adventures have included sewing with leather! I also discovered that I do not need a special Teflon sewing foot to be able to sew leather. My Pfaff 2038 with its IDT feature gets the job done nicely. A leather sewing needle is a must though.

I recently started visiting one of the locations for the PA Fabric Outlet in Lemoyne, PA. Here I can sort through a bin of leather remnants and pay by the pound.  I have been experimenting with all different kinds of leathers and weights. I am really enjoying it!  Adding leather to totes was a no brainer.
I occasionally like to go purse-free, especially while exploring new urban areas. I have made fabric wallets in the past but decided to experiment with a leather version. Super simple, but effective. The leather is super buttery too.
I'm also still best friends with my seam ripper. I had to purchase a new one recently. I had no idea how dull my old one had gotten until I misplaced it and got a new one. Big difference!
 Some time ago, I ordered a stamp from Etsy seller: ModernArtStamps. I picked some fabric safe ink up at Michaels and have been experimenting with labels.  I don't like stamping on twill tape. It's not as crisp as I would like it to be, but I do like stamping the wrong side of a quilting cotton print. I like the washed-out subtle design and the stamped image results are much clearer.
This is my most recent bag favorite. I scored this delicious taupe/ivory striped linen at a local Mennonite fabric store. I cut it on the bias to make the pattern. It's lined with a purple vintage feedsack and leather corners!

And some other projects not quite finished. 

I really miss writing on here.  I just haven't make photography a priority lately.  I need to get back into the habit because this blog has been such a great record of fun things for me. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Nice to have you back! I LOVE what you did with the striped linen.

  2. Hello stranger! :) I seriously love that purple bag.

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations! Just love how you juxtapose the various fabrics and textures! Everything looks so fresh! I sew- mostly making quilts - and try not to make olde fashioned looking quilts- but just love yours- esp that denim quilt- so clever to include the olde fashioned rose blossoms into the design!


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