Good morning! I just loaded up my Etsy shop last night with some awesome grocery bags. Go check it out!
Have a great day!
I got the cutest pattern the other day and had to try it out. I think this is the cutest and most functional grocery bag I’ve made yet. It’s big enough to fit on the bag holders they use when they bag your groceries, but it holds more than a plastic bag. The handles are reinforced so you can load up the bag and not worry about over stuffing it. Did I mention that it was cute?! I must go make some more of these – quickly! If you want to perk up your grocery shopping, I will happily make some for you, too.
I had this cute basket here that our cat loved to sleep in. He’s happy in any basket, so I took it from him, gave him another, and cleaned off the million cat hairs that had stuck to it.
I decided I wanted to use this basket in our awesome new van that will be here in less than 2 weeks. :) (but who’s counting, right?!?!)
I made a liner for it……
And then I filled it with all sorts of stuff in anticipation of Hope’s arrival…….
I finished up another dress for Kali the other day. She’s now in less danger of having to go naked due to lack of clothing in her closet. :) I have another one halfway cut out, but I’m not sure how fast I’m going to get that one done. :)
Yes, I realize that it’s totally wrinkled. Don’t worry, I fixed that! I swear I own an iron. I just wanted to get these pictures before she took off with the dress.
Kali has decided that she doesn’t like shorts anymore. Well, more specifically, denim shorts. At all. She prefers dresses, so I figured I better make her some more.
First dress done.
There’s strap that will tie and rest on her shoulders. I promise it won’t just be floating on her or staying up with duct tape! This dress reminds me of Minnie Mouse. :) Perfect.
I think I’ll make a few more just like this (well, different fabrics, of course!). She loves these and that makes me happy.
Okay, after I made a basket for the girls yesterday, I decided I needed one, too. I left off the handle and made it shorter and wider. This one is going on my desk to hold all those dang cords that I have laying around. You know you have them, too…..the iPod cord, the camera cord, the Garmin cord, the other camera cord, the phone charger, etc. etc.
A friend asked if I could make her a cover for her camera strap. Sure, no problem, right?! Said friend wanted it backed in Minky. What is Minky you ask? It’s a fabulously soft fabric that makes you want to roll up in it and go to sleep. It’s like a cloud. It is also horrible to sew with! That stuff has a mind of its own. You want it to go one way, it goes the other way. Needless to say, the Minky nearly made me lose what is left of my mind.
So I threatened it. Heavily. With lots and lots of pins. I finally beat the Minky into submission and now it has become part of a lovely camera strap. I shall put the Minky back in the closet now, but secretly I want a whole blanket made out of it so I can curl up and take a nap.
Here are the straps. The one on the left is the final one. :) The 2nd one is an extra one I couldn’t resist making. The 3rd and 4th ones are test ones that are too cute not to send, too. However, the 3rd one is a bit bigger than the rest….hey, it was a test one!
Look at that cute, soft, unassuming Minky on the back of the strap. It may look innocent enough, but it’s my sewing room nemesis now.
Here’s two new bags that are ready to leave my office. I am totally in love with this fabric and hope that I can get my hands on some more of this.
This one is screaming my name. I better do some fabric hunting now.
I just love the faces and the colors on this.
Close-up of the inside fabric. I also used it on one half of the outside on one of the bags.
Welcome to my new little spot on the web. I decided to separate my sewing from everything else that I do.
I love to sew a variety of things. I make a few pieces at a time, and usually if it’s been requested. That includes my kids jumping up and down yelling “mama, mama, make me a dress!” Normally they end up like the cobbler’s children….they have no shoes and my girls are still waiting for those dresses.
Years ago I bought these mesh (think crazy fishnet stockings) grocery bags from our local organic grocery store. I thought they were great, but wanted something a bit less cumbersome to carry around. With a little tweaking here and there, and some willing family guinea pigs, I think I now have the perfect size. Cloth grocery bags, thankfully, have really become popular. I made a bunch for family and friends, and now I’ll put them up here with the rest of the things that come out of my sewing room.