Monday, December 20, 2010
Busy! Busy! Busy!
Oh boy have I been busy! Since I have been off I have finished one rag quilt (well, not quite finished, I have to finish snipping it), and two tote bags. I know it doesn't sound like much to some of you but for me it is big!!
I really like making these bags. The pattern is so straight forward. I got the directions from p.s. i quilt blog. She had a tutorial for a friendship bag that was much smaller than this. One of the comments after the tutorial was from SewLadySew and she resized it so it was bigger. I followed her directions on the first bag, but I found that her lining was way too big so I made adjustments for the second bag and it turned out great. The green bag was my second attempt.
I have also been using all the fancy stitches on my machine to quilt the bags. I have already found some favorite stitches!!
I am hoping to make a bunch of these bags and start my etsy site. Since my husband has been out of work for 2 years now I have to find some way to bring in extra money. Teaching just doesn't pay all the bills!!!!
A few weeks ago I made this owl. He is cute but I really hate stuffing something that big!!
Last week I made the crow. He was fun and I want to make more of them and put them in decorated canvases. Another of my goals to work on while I am home for these 2 weeks.
I made a kindle cover but I gave it away before I took a picture of it!! Darn! I want to make some more of those but I have to adjust the pattern I found because I didn't like the way it worked out. I'll post a picture of it when I get it figured out.