Sunday, April 25, 2010


Do you remember that I made two bib strip-pieced aprons before Christmas last year? Well, I finally got around to making a half-apron using the same fabrics and it turned out soooo cute!! It has an off-center bottom point and a handy loop at the waist to hold that "wiping towel" that everyone uses when they're cooking or baking.

I still love the classic American colors in this fabric collection. It has the gray-blues, rusty reds, golds and greens that go with just about everything. This apron would be perfect for protecting your duds while creating those wonderful summer feasts. And it looks so festive!
Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you 'cause I'm really proud of the way it turned out. I have it listed on Etsy with free shipping so go check it out.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


My friend, Lee, is having a great giveaway contest on her blog "Quilts by Lee". Although I have plans of winning this one, you should go check it out anyway. Click on this link and check it out. Even if you don't win, Lee has lots of great stuff you can buy at great prices.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Here's the first result of the new wallet pattern I told you about in my last blog. It turned out pretty good for a first attempt, I think. I'll be working on it for a while before any will be ready for public consumption. I'm proud that the zipper went in without a problem. That was my biggest worry. I tried my credit cards in the little slots and they fit perfectly. The wallet measures about 5" x 3" closed and 5" x 6" open so it's a nice size. There's the three credit card slots, two pockets and the zipper pocket for your change. The closure is with velcro, tho' I may experiment with different snaps which I feel would make it more secure. Anyway, here's the new wallet!!! Taa daa!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I listed another tote on Etsy the other day. I love the color combo of two shades of blue with yellow. I added more of the recycled denim for the bottom and I think it works well with the fabrics. The tote has a bit of a retro look with the stripes and the geometric print in navy, aqua and yellow. Inside is a nice yellow tone on tone print. I used that for the pockets and the straps, too. I love the denim on the bottom as it's a tad sturdier. Anyway, just wanted to show off another creation.

I'm currently working with a new wallet pattern from "THIS & THAT" by Sherri K. Falls. It's got nifty credit card pockets on the inside as well as a zipper pocket. I'll be posting some pictures as soon as I come up with something presentable.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Yesterday I was looking at this gorgeous tote and thought to myself, "It needs something!" Looking around I spied this cute pink crystal star pin on my bulletin board. I've had it around for years, just waiting on the right project. Well, I put it on the tote and it just fit! Now the beautiful tote has some bling for a finishing touch. Let me know what you think. Does it work? (The pin is even more sparkly than in the pic. Just couldn't capture it.)

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I've been in love with Sentimental Studios Kashmir collections for a long time. The intricate and colorful paisleys are just facinating. Collection IV is the best yet, in my humble opinion. The colors are those great pastels that remind me so much of those wafer candies we used to eat when I was a kid. Anyway, when I saw the charm pack of the Kashmir IV collection, I just knew I had to make a tote. And here it is!!

For the tote lining I used a light green vintage cotton fabric while the straps and pocket linings are a soft pink.

I just listed this confection on Etsy so go check it out if you are interested. And don't forget that I take custom orders, too.