Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Show & Tell

     I have two to show today. First up is Laresa's cell phone case. It's a lovely spring yellow and the butterfly is too cute! She added a button and a strap. Very nice! Click here for the free pattern.

     Next is Nancy's floppy sun hat. I like how she mixed it up with a different color brim. Click here for this free pattern.

     Thank you so much, ladies, for the lovely pictures! Have you made a project using one of my free patterns? I would love to see it. Email me! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Skirt and Matching Swag

    Here I am messing with my sewing machine again. Isabel actually started making this bag right after I made mine- Funky Little Bag. I used the extra fabric to make a skirt, or attempt to. I don't know what happened, but my measurements were way off and I ended up with a skirt that would fit one thigh and a half... maybe. I was trying to figure out how to save it with the least amount of work. I know, sad but true. So I used some scrap fabric from the circle skirt I made recently. My original idea was to add a piece to each side, but after the first side was added it was just the right size. Remember, we're going for minimal work at this point, so I decided to leave it as is. It doesn't matter how you get to fabulous, just as long as you get there. Right.. Needless to say, I am happy with the outcome.

     Like I said earlier, Isabel started the bag and like most teens with short attention spans, she got bored with it. Whatever her reason, she was taking too long to get back to it and it was taking up space in my craft room, so I finished it for her. I can't force her to like sewing. I added an insert with an inside pocket using the same fabric that I used for the side of the skirt. This bag is the smaller version of the other one I made. If I make another I think longer straps would be better. I think I had an issue with the straps on the other one too. Oh well, you've got to live and learn.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Show & Tell

  Here is Holly's beautiful creation that she made using my Floppy Sun Hat pattern. I love the color changes in this yarn. She used Bernat Mosaic. Thanks so much for the picture!

                 Have you made a project using one of my free patterns? I would love to see. Email me!