Thursday, January 23, 2014

Show and Tell

Hello January! Where did you come from? I think the snowy weather we have been getting in Pennsylvania has put me in the sewing mood. Over Christmas I attacked my sewing room. Sewing old WIPs, sorting, donating, installing shelves in closets, and folding fabric neatly. All that fabric sorting made me fall back in love with some of my stash. Maybe two years ago, my local sewing store started stocking Moda fabric and during a sale they has precuts available. I purchased what I think they call a candy bar? It had little 2x4 inch rectangles of 4 different fabric lines. Cute, but I never could figure out what to do with with them. That is until this week. I pulled them out and in an instant two little packs turned into the photo above. I don't sew too many blankets but this one is coming along nicely. 

Over Christmas I accomplished some selfish sewing. I finally got around to sewing the Emily bag from Amy Butler used this pattern to highlight her laminate fabrics last year. That is where I saw it first. I used some older Ikea fabric and made leather handles. It is huge! The directions are pretty good. I constructed the handles slightly differently that printed and if I make the bag again I would add 2'' to the handle length. As they are right now, it is a tight fit to wear this bag over the shoulder. 

A couple of old WIPs were all cut out and interfaced. Just needed some sewing time! I made a couple of leather fold over clutches. This one is my favorite. I also did some painting over Christmas. I now have a black wall in my home. I'm really liking it. 

Finished these zipper pouches using scraps. The strip fabric is a beautiful linen cut on the bias. I bought the whole bolt. I want to use it in everything. 

I still have some sewing organizing to finish. When I am done EVERYTHING needs to fit in the closet. Nice and tidy. That is the plan anyways.


  1. Hello! :D My blog notified me that someone visited through YOUR blog so I clicked through and was happy to see that you've posted recently. Great job on all the new creative projects! :) It makes me want to go through my fabric, too, and make some things this year. Have a great day, Ann-Margret

  2. LOVE the Emily bag - the addition of leather handles is especially nice.
    Happy new year. I'm glad to see you when you're here!

  3. Wow - you are off to a great start for the new year - tackling all those wips and organizing your work space! Yay for new storage! And the blanket you're working on looks so cheerful and pretty. : )


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