Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lunch Bags Under Construction….

I’ve spent the holiday weekend in the sewing room as well as shopping with friends.  On Tuesday I started cutting out lunch bags, I’m trying to make 6 of them and I have 3 done and the 4th is almost finished.  Here’s a picture of the first 3, they are so fun and easy to make!


On Saturday I decided to drive to western Maryland to meet up with a couple quilting buddies for lunch and a trip to a quilt shop that was having a sale.  Nancy & Judie & I went to Panera for lunch and then to Traditions at the White Swan.  I got a bunch of FQs as well as a couple patterns and bag bottoms.  I also stopped at JoAnn’s and bought fusible fleece and interfacing.  Here’s a picture of the FQs…


What a fun week it has been and I still have another day off….YAY!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How I Spent Last Week’s “Staycation”…

I spent the week preparing to be a vendor at my first craft show.  I made ornaments and coaster and some bags.  Worked my fingers to the bone and my embroidery machine even revolted one day.  But I persevered and managed to get a nice inventory ready for the show.  The first hour I had a couple of sales but nothing for the rest of the day.  What a disappointing venture.  Everyone that came by told me how nice my workmanship was but they didn’t put their money where their mouth was so to speak.  Judging by the other vendors at the show (mostly jewelry) it wasn’t very profitable for them either….. Oh well, live and learn.

This is what my table looked like.  I was pretty happy with it.


Today is the first day of another “Staycation” (I went into the office for the day yesterday to catch up on some things and am off again until Tuesday of next week).  I’ll be working on some lunch bags this week for another show I’m doing next Thursday night.  This show is at a Middle School and will be benefiting the school’s Relay for Life team.  I think there will be some teachers there who may like the idea of the lunch bags.  I’ll make a few using the Loralie Breast Cancer Ladies panel and hope for a few sales there.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another New Project…..

……to help find my Mojo.  I think I’ve found it.  Last week I decided to cut out a new project to get myself sewing again.  I think it’s working.  I have about half of the blocks done now and I’m really enjoying this one.  The pattern is called “Hip to be Square” and it’s a small log cabin block set on point with setting squares and triangles.  I’m doing controlled scrappy using a bunch of FQs from Benartex Cider Mill Road collection supplemented by some blues, reds & tans from my stash.  Here’s some of the blocks completed.  I can’t wait to finish the blocks and get the top finished :)


The pattern uses 22 FQs so I’m busting stash while getting back the ole Mojo!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween with Handmade Ears….

I must admit, I’m not a big fan of Halloween…never have been.  But my daughter is pretty creative and was going to a costume party at a friend’s house last night.  On Friday, after finishing her mid-term test in Genetics, she was doodling on the back of the paper and created a new character, Mr. Halloween Pumpkin Fox, Jr.  She then decided to be this new character’s father for Halloween.  So I present……


Mr. Halloween Pumpkin Fox, Sr.

Gotta love a teenager’s imagination.  Since we couldn’t find orange hairspray or fox ears at KMart, we bought a red & black wig and I made the ears from felt and then sewed them to the wig.  Not too shabby for a last minute job….