Sunday, April 29, 2012
Batik scraps. Just when I think I've used them all, I find more. I pieced and pieced. And then added zippers. See the bag in the bottom right corner? It's my favorite - I love these scraps. Because I use one of my zippered pouches daily and like having this little "mini purse" which I can put into my real purse, I decided to make myself another - these red and purple batiks are among my favorite. Look below at the reverse of this little bag. I think it's pretty charming!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
This beautiful grey/green fabric turned into a pretty handsome bag.
This brown fabric is so rich, and the interior of this bag is from a matching but lighter fabric. This bag, like the others in this post, has a zipper, an interior pocket, and a little matching zippered pouch. It's about the size of a grocery bag.
I think I'm just about finished with zippered totes - except for the three in the last picture. THEN I'll be done.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Modern Quilt's Oak Park studio.
Monday, April 9, 2012
John's sister Chris looked at my little pouches and posed her problem - needing a way to carry her iPhone while she's using her ear buds as she walks. So we fashioned this little pouch and measured the strap. Now, let's see if it works.
Meanwhile, back to totes...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
As frugal as I am with buying fabrics through sales and using coupons, zippers are just never one sale. And I've really been using a lot of zippers. A fellow guild member - in fact, the youngest member, Emily B, our new secretary - turned me on to a zipper resource: Zipit at etsy
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
As I said, therapeutic sewing...
Sunday, April 1, 2012
It's April Fool's Day. Last night we were listening to "A Prairie Home Companion" and Garrison Keilor pointed out that April Fool's on a Sunday, particularly Palm Sunday, just doesn't lend itself to good pranking. And he's right. Even my husband, the king of April Fools (he even put out an April 1 edition of the Farragut Admiral at Farragut HS in Chicago), is laying low today. But a year from now? Look out!