Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm a sewing beast.

Another legal pad holder; this one was made from a recycled thrift store garment plus some fabric scraps I had at home.


I've also been sewing some re-useable envelopes, but I'm too tired to upload more photos tonight. 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Swap goodies

Just some of the recent things I've been working on....

This little legal pad holder was for a swap titled, "Just the scraps, ma'm." The challenge was to use just scraps of fabric, no large pieces. I think this came out pretty cute.



This was for a Creative Mail swap with a theme of spring flowers. Drawn in black ink, then colored with watercolor pencils, followed by application of a wet brush.



Friday, April 03, 2009

Recent projects

Well, I finally gave up and admitted to myself that I lost the charger for my camera battery. Got a new one at Best Buy and now I can get back to taking pictures. But I'm still irritated with myself for being so scatterbrained!

This is my second version of the Vera Bradley knock-off purse. Aqua is my favorite color, so naturally I love this fabric. I also copied VB's techniques for finishing the interior, including adding bias trim to cover the seam allowances.

These are photos of my very first fabric postcard. I really had no clue what I was doing (and that's probably obvious - ha!), but I tinkered around with some fabric paints, markers, and glitter, and this is what I ended up with.