25 November 2012

Sign Me Up!

I’m having an inspiration problem.  In the last month I’ve taken classes in spindle spinning and hand appliqué. I’ve bought almost-embarrassing amounts of fabric and yarn. I’ve been hankering to make little embroidered things. Then there’s reading and cooking and other DIY stuff. There’s just too much I want to do and not enough time or energy!

(By the way, have you noticed the “30 Days of Pinsperation” at Pinterest? Every time I see it my mind reads it as Perspiration.)

I try to remind myself to be happy that there is just so much greatness to choose from, but truthfully I feel a wee bit stressed that I’ll never finish anything, so this weekend I decided to just do one small thing from start to finish. I ended up with these embroidered trees in 3” hoops. Cute, huh?!

19 November 2012

Metro Bag

I got this pattern forever ago from Grand Revival Design. It's the Metro Bag, and she's got a nifty thing going where you can get the pattern for free if you share her book on Facebook or Twitter. I made two (so far).

The first one (below) was my "test" version where I just wanted to see if I could follow a pattern. I used fabric from Cosmo Cricket's line Salt Air. My second one (above) was made with Jay McCarroll's Center City fabric. I added a snap and fun button to the bag (detailed photo at the end of the post), and it is just perfect! This is a great size bag and easy pattern to follow and quick to make.