Monday, July 30, 2012

My New Purse

Had too much fun in my sewing room the other day. I said I needed a new purse and here it is. It started innocently enough with a nice linen looking osnaburg and I was just going to applique one big rose on it, but it needed a smaller rose to balance it, then maybe a leaf, and well I guess I got carried away. this is side one, and.....
Side two. It has two cool pockets that are actually the cutouts from the handles..they are kind of a wedge shape. I of course appliqued a few flowers on them so I could see them in the dark purple inside. I still need a cool big button. Want to make one for yourself? Go here for the pattern...
It's easy and fun to customize. Use the leftover fabric from around the handles for pockets. I also iron fusible interfacing to the lining to give it more body.

Now onto an Ipad case for my new birthday present. Later All!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Oh My.... Spaghetti Bread

I have found one of the most perfect foods! Spaghetti Bread.The Rhodes Bread Blog has my next dinner! My son always puts his spaghetti on his garlic bread. Now this is his kind of meal. See the recipe and directions here! Spaghetti Bread Recipe

Monday, July 9, 2012

My New Winter Jacket

Well, I did it. I finally finished my new jacket. It only took me about 2 weeks. And of course I had help.

Lots and lots of help. But that was also because I made two practice runs first. They were two different sizes and of course much simpler than this. Ha, with them I actually followed the pattern. So here it is, and bonus!! It is reversible. I'm only showing one side for now. 

 Makes a statement doesn't it. Do you like?
Now I just need a new purse to go with......