Sunday, July 13, 2008

So Much Fabric, So Little Time.

A recent weekend trip to see the parents certainly inspired a rush of sewing this week. Okay, so it may have actually been the large amounts of fabric and patterns given to me by mom during that stay. Nevertheless, I have been on a constant sewing spree since I have said goodbye to mom and dad.

My new room comes complete with a kitchen, and with a kitchen one must have hot pads. Very well then. Upon receiving Lotta Jansdotter's book Simple Sewing, I whipped up these lovely hot pads. Smashing, no?

Also from Lotta Jansdotter's book was this brilliant bed pocket. Now I can fully embrace my laziness and not have to get up to put away my remote control, or my glasses. Perfect. Thanks to Thelma for modeling the full potential of this pocket.

Next I had to of coarse make a bag for my future trips home. Who could go without a sewing bag when they re situate themselves? How did I do it before? The large bag (featuring a decorative sock monkey key ring from mom) also came from Lotta Jansdotter's book, but the smaller, zipper bag was designed by me, loosely based on a pattern from Denyse Schmidt's book, Quilts.

That is all for now, but there are certainly more projects to come and I am also working on a new creature right now... Speaking of creatures, as I went home this past weekend, I discovered that No Name is alive. He is safety residing in my closet.

1 comment:

Bugsy said...

Love the nifty new crafts - hot pads, bags, etc.

Can't wait to see the next critter.