Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Weather Day Sewing

On days like this ...
This was actually Sunday, but it's still cloudy today!
 ...it's fun to SEW!  Today's project was a few fun lanyards and ID tag holders.  My current one was in quite sad shape, so I used some of my "Little Apples" and "Walk in the Woods" fabric by Aneela Hoey to stitch up a few.  I will be using the one of the left.  The "foxy" one on the right -- hmmm...I have an idea for that one!

The back.

The front.  It's hard to see but this side has a vinyl top to slip an ID card into.

Pattern sources:
ID Badge holder tutorial was found at Skip to my Lou.
Lanyard tutorial at Two Peas in a Pod

Thursday, October 25, 2012

One bear, two bears...

Since the Zakka sewing marathon, my daily sewing routine has gone way down!  I'm slowly getting back into working on some projects.  I had made a bear pillow as part of the Zakka sew-along, and just recently finished a second one to add to my stash of gifts.  I have one more to go, and three little gifts will be ready for the holidays!

I've also had some fun recently with a "build a bundle" project/contest by Fat Quarter Shop.  One of their staff member chooses a fabric and you are invited to put together a coordinating bundle of fabric.  If your bundle is chosen, you receive one yard of each of the fabrics in your bundle.  Sound like fun?  I spent quite a bit of time coming up with my bundle, which I've named "Jungle Bundle", but it was an enjoyable way to check out some fabric.
My "Jungle Bundle"

You can see the fabric names on my flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537602@N07/.
I used Mosaic Makers to create the bundle grouping.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

New fabric in the mail...

The shop at burgandybuttons.com had a great sale this week, and I picked up a few pieces of fabric I have long admired.  I'm not completely sure what I'll use them for yet, but in the meantime I'm enjoying looking at them.  They are so cute!  

From the Little Apples collection, designed by Aneele Hoey for Moda.

From A Walk in the Woods, also desinged by Aneele Hoey.  Can't wait to see what these little foxes will show up on!