What can I do in 30 minutes a day? Parts 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18*

*Full disclosure – on day 18 (today) I worked for about 1 1/2 hours. It was time, I think, to get this project done. I’m done! It took me about 10 hours total. This is pretty slow, I think, but I did have a few issues with the machine tension, etc. And honestly, I amContinue reading “What can I do in 30 minutes a day? Parts 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18*”

Sewing Project: V. Large Tote 3 (blog-a-day challenge, day 30)

First of all, wow, I did it! Last day of my 30 day challenge and  I didn’t miss a day. I’m getting better at these challenges! Now, my intention is to blog 2 days a week. Anyway, here’s the “front” of the tote – I say front, but it just as well could be theContinue reading “Sewing Project: V. Large Tote 3 (blog-a-day challenge, day 30)”

Sewing Project: V. Large Tote (blog-a-day challenge day 28)

Today I sorted through the pile of material from yesterday and chose most of the fabrics for the outside of the tote. As the focus of my design, I decided on some elephant upholstery weight fabric scraps. I acquired these, as well as many of the other fabrics I’ll be using, a couple of yearsContinue reading “Sewing Project: V. Large Tote (blog-a-day challenge day 28)”

The swatch purse is done! (blog-a-day challenge, day 24)

It’s done and I’m loving it! The swatch purse, that is. Here are the 12 fabrics I used (all designs by me): Now available: front: monochromabstract purple back: fruity slices flap: meadow * strap and top: large scale intricate heart* sides: dotty liner 1: monochromabstract red liner 2: illogical checkerboard* interior pocket: whimsical creatures* linerContinue reading “The swatch purse is done! (blog-a-day challenge, day 24)”

What I’m Working on 2 (blog-a-day challenge, day 12)

Today I continued with yesterday’s swatch purse project by cutting out the pieces and doing a little sewing. Below I’ve shown the cut pieces. The left picture shows the pieces for the outside and the flap; top right, the strap pieces; bottom right, the liner and pocket. The pieces for adding some depth to theContinue reading “What I’m Working on 2 (blog-a-day challenge, day 12)”

What I’m working on 1 (blog-a-day challenge, day 11)

OK, I might be taking a slight chance with this but here goes. I’ve been developing an idea in my head for a purse made entirely of 8″ Spoonflower swatches. I think it’ll work, because I have made up a few handbag designs before, but I’m not 100% sure.  I will probably have to makeContinue reading “What I’m working on 1 (blog-a-day challenge, day 11)”