One of the latest fashion fads in this little college town is m0nogrammed baseball caps. Girls are keeping the embroidery business hopping by asking for baseball caps with a round or square monogram on frayed edge appliques. One sewist is selling a lot of caps with the state of Kentucky appliqued on a cap with… Continue reading Murray State Caps – My Version
As promised, this is the confidence-builder project number 2: my orange Harley bag. I have been trying to find a tackle twill hoodie to make a bag for myself. I've calculated, sketched, planned and searched trying to find an appropriate hoodie and a final prototype. I'm finicky about my bags so this has not been… Continue reading My Bag Is So Bright, Ya Gotta Wear Shades
So, what to do? My current quilt project is literally kicking my butt. It is for a client and I'm having the worst time with it. It went together flawlessly and now, way too many months later, my mother's health has deteriorated and my projects are piling up. My sewing machine is soooo NOT even trying to… Continue reading Meaningful Distraction
I couldn't help it. I love this little purse, courtesy of Quilts and More Magazine. It was in their Spring issue. It only takes a half-yard for the outside and a half-yard for the inside. It is so light and easy. I had to work one in this weekend between diaper bags. This is my… Continue reading Double Duty Reversible Purse
Once X-Libris was up, it was time to turn to the next project on the To-Do List. Hmmm, maybe I need a To-Do List Gadget here so we can all see what I have in progress and pressure me to stay on task. Just when I was ready to start the next projects, I got… Continue reading Many, Many Moons Later…..
After the recent success of the hoodie diaper bag designs, I wanted to return to the handbag designs. AND, being married to a Univ. of Tennessee fan, I had to rid my house of this Univ. of Kentucky sweatshirt. LOL! And neither is the university that pays the bills every month! Anywho, this is a short… Continue reading Another One in the Sweatshirt Line
Recycled coffee bagThis is a project that has rolled around in my mind for quite a while. I'm as supportive of recycling as the next person. But I love how the young people think it is something they thought of. I grew up during the Energy Crisis of the 70's and I remember when all… Continue reading Notes on a Gunny Sack
In keeping with the Mildred Pierce quilt from a previous post, I had leftover blocks when Glee was completed. Leftover blocks and a new purse pattern plus a pressing need for a new purse caused me to create this. I added a black batik I picked up at Backyard Fabrics, a quilt store that I… Continue reading Glee, volume 2
In some previous postings, I remarked that I found some treasures for sewing projects at the Rural King, a regional chain of farm stores. Vacation week would not have been complete without a visit to our favorite store and it yielded yet again some creative ideas. It appears that Rural King is celebrating a 50th… Continue reading Rural King……..yes, again.
I find that I sew best when there is a movie on. Being a huge movie buff, I'm addicted to the two hour glimpses into other worlds and other lives. I prefer to sit in front of the TV in the evening and cut out the pieces. Then when I start construction, I like to… Continue reading Fire and Ice