Wednesday, May 20, 2009

bags by trish - yes I do actually make bags too

here's Gail with the bag I made for her. cute!


I found the great hexagon quilt along too! blog and decided to try some. I think I will just make some flowers, I would never finish a quilt made of these! i like fast projects..

old project

happy spring wallhanging. I made this quite a few years ago and still love it. I might just make another one, just add it to my list of things to do!

well maybe I will just make the butterflies, they are so cute!

Monday, May 11, 2009

busy weekend

I made some bags this weekend. happy to have some finished projects!

each of the ladies on my team at work have gotten a bag, and I'm all caught up now. it makes me happy to see how much they like the bags...

this one's for me

i haven't received my annie doll from the swap, but I have one in progress that I'm making for me. now on to the clothes! no naked babies!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers day ! Spent the day in Palm Springs with my mother in law, husband and son. So much fun. Had a great day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


I've joined a couple more swaps, another one at Aunt Pitty Pats, disappearing 9 patch block swap,
and another at morning glories and moonflower's, nancy drew swap,
which is a new kind of swap for me. its still some handmade and I'll do some altering of things, but no aprons! all my swaps so far have been aprons except the annie doll swap. I'm going to get started on both today, but I need to do some research on my nancy drew book. its the Quest of the missing map, that should be lots of fun.

I've mailed out my annie and upcycle apron swaps and the post office shows they were delivered, now I'm checking my mail for packages!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

annie swap

Here she is, with arms and all dressed up! I was too afraid to paint a face on, so I used buttons for the eyes and embroidered a mouth. I looked at the dolls posted on flicker and their faces came out so cute! maybe next time I make one I will try painting the face...I don't think my partner will mind, I think she's very cute. it was really hard to send her off to someone else.

up cycle apron swap

my up cycle apron swap was delivered today according to the USPS, but if my partner hasn't seen it yet, I hope she doesn't look here!
I used a skirt that I loved the flowers and ladybug, but didn't particularly like the skirt. I was thinking about making a bag, but then this swap came along. I hope my partner likes it.

I used my new ruffler foot to add the ladybug ruffle at the bottom. the pockets are too deep I think, but i didn't want to lose any of the flowers. I learned a lot having to take something apart and put it back together as something else! I didn't want the edges to be ugly so I used some binding to make the side seams clean. the people at work liked it, and couldn't believe I had to send it off to someone else. Now i can look forward to getting my apron :)

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