Thursday, October 29, 2009

Two Days Later

two days later

Staying up late assembling.
Hoping I don't regret my decision to purchase over the web.
So far so good.
Not up and running yet.
Reservedly excited.
A wee bit overwhelmed.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I've cleaned, sorted, and organized. I've arranged and rearranged. I've made the space. And now I wait.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tin Tin

Sewing room or studio? Studio sounds more stuck up, so I'm going to go with that! Ha ha!

It's funny, but sometimes I feel like my studio is like a little dreamworld for me. I get to merchandise it the way I want, like I'm a shop owner or something. Yeah, or something. :)

ribbon tin

I have a couple more studio pictures to post before the real mayhem begins. Now that I've got the room set up the way I like it, I need to make room for a table that's 48" x 20". I'm very excited, but for now, that's all I'm saying.

More studio pictures here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Showing My Drawers


There's a lot going on here behind the scenes (always is!). So for now all you get are these pictures. Have a wonderful day! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009


This little box uses the same cuff method as found in the soft basket tutorial on the right sidebar. It whips up pretty quick, and I may have to make some more judging by the rate our game and puzzle boxes mysteriously go missing.

fabric box
puzzle holder

****Thanks for the comments on the messenger bag redo on the last post. If I make another one, I'll do a more complete tutorial. In the meantime, here it is in a nutshell: Use the stitch picker to remove the top panel. I smoothed the fabric out on top of the panel and carefully cut a slit for the zipper. I turned under the fabric surrounding the zipper and taped it in place with double-sided tape. Then I handstitched around the zipper. I basted the fabric onto the panel around the edges and then attached bias binding all around the perimeter by first machine stitching , flipping it over, and then hand stitching. Finally I sewed the panel back on the bag. Would love for you to drop me an email if you end up redoing a conference bag. :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Before and After

My hubby works in the computer industry and is always bringing me back these bags that are covered with logos. Great bags, really. They just aren't really me.

Here's the before:
many a logo
(none of the aforementioned companies paid me to post this picture)

Here's the after:

I'm going to use it as my knit night bag.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Finally, a home

I finally got a GPS (thanks, honey!!!). Everywhere I go I get lost, so it's a good thing. When not in use, it's been living in a paper towel in my purse. After a week of this, I started to feel sorry for the poor thing. I thought it deserved better, so I made it a little cozy. Wow. Leather is fun.

nuvi cover

Monday, October 05, 2009

I feel so silly posting this, but....

Woo hoo! Someone famous linked to me! Check her out...

2010 Sewing Calendar

calendar 2

calendar 1

I've been remiss in waiting so long to post about this. I received my copy a few weeks ago and have been thumbing through the pages wondering what to make--there is *so much* inspiration here. Thank you, Megan, for the beautiful job you did on this calendar! It's a great feeling to be published and to have my work included among projects of many fabulous bloggy friends and heroines.

Friday, October 02, 2009

zippity zipper

I've managed to fit in a teeny tiny bit of sewing in the past couple of weeks. Between having my mom visit and housetraining the pooch, when the kids are in bed all I've wanted to do is sack out too. I did manage to make a purse for a friend.

zippity zipper

croc bag

I miss my sewing machine and feeling creative. Will have to remedy that soon.