Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wall Pocket

E's: This is my wall pocket inspired by ones I saw on Shim and Sons blog. As you see it's already in use. It's hanging by my desk and it's great for organizing paper which used to just pile up on my desk. I love it! The only thing I did not do is to put interfacing on the patchwork pocket piece, which would have made it more sturdy.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

New scarf for my trip

E's: I started this Rainbow Scarf from Last Minute Gifts for my trip to Italy in March. I used Noro Kureyon yarn (95 and 146).

Saturday, January 13, 2007

New Purchases

I made a few important purchases in the past few weeks in the hopes of setting up a workstation on my giant, L-shaped desk. I bought a circular cutter, a mat, and clear ruler.

Additionally, I've been acquiring fabric that catches my eye and sometimes my wallet.

This print and this solid were purchased with the intention of making an apron for a friend of mine. Her birthday was a month ago and I still haven't started. But, at least I have the building blocks.

E's: I purchased these from I'm not sure what I will make with these but I loved the patterns with the chickens.


E's: I made these pillow covers for my bedroom. They were so easy to make! I found the fabric in a local store few months ago and I really liked the simple pattern.

Finally finished!

E's: I finally finished my scarf! Not that I get much use of it, it's been so warm in New York this winter!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Knitting Needle Case

E's: I made this knitting needle case for my mom for Christmas. I wanted to make sure that it came out really nice so I bought a pattern. I modified the original design which included a velcro pocket that I did not like. I was very happy how it turned out. I think I'm going to make myself one to store all of my needles!

The case so many pockets for different size needles! I made one large pocket to store small scissors or other accessories.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Bags Galore

E's: Here are some of the bags that we made in the last few months. We didn't buy any patterns thus, the simple construction.

I use this bag now to store my meager collection of fabric.

I liked the look of this jean so I decided to make a clutch bag. I didn't really use a pattern so I had to construct and deconstruct the bag few times before I figured it out. It's not perfect but I works and I was proud. I did learn that sewing takes patience and that next time I should buy pattern.

I love this fabric and I wanted to make a small tote. I didn't use interfacing which was a mistake because the bag is soft. I can still use it for lighter things.

I made this bag just big enough to carry around my paperbacks in the summer time.

I love the combination of this fabric with the patterns and the colors (orange and stripes). The execution of this bag was poorly done. As E mentions, we did not use any pattern. We are basically stumbling through the dark. Despite this, I am pleased at how this came out. I use this bag often to carry items to and from work.

I'm particularly pleased with the way I incorporated the ribbon into the handles.

I love this bag. It's extremely simple in design. Perfect for walking around the neighborhood with just a set of keys, a few bills and cell phone.