Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Start with two sheets of decorative paper or card stock. I have used both with great results. I typically like to use the 12 x 12 decorative paper which gives me a good sized mailer when finished. Although the 8 1/2 x 11 works great for mailing smaller items.
Decorative Paper or Card Stock
Scissors, scrapbook trimmer or rotary cutter
** You have been officially warned. These are addictive to make and mail.
You are working with two sheets at the same time, so pay attention if it is the front or back of the mailer as they are cut and glued differently.
If you have any questions let me know. Otherwise have fun using up some of the scrapbook paper that you have stashed away.
Kim had her eye on it while I was sewing it. I think it will be a perfect bag for her to carry while at Disney next month. Nice that it can be worn like a back pack. I like the extra padding from the fusible fleece. The flimsy nylon bags just don't give the contents of the bag any protection. I only used a little over two yards of cording to make the drawstring/straps. Not sure why I thought I would need 4 yards.
David comes home this afternoon. Very glad he got done a day early. We are expecting snow on Saturday. That could of been bad trying to fly in to that in Memphis. Snow shuts this city down completely.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Cut and started sewing together a bunch of scraps yesterday afternoon. I should have enough to make a little tote. I have been very good about not buying any fabric this week. Although I do need to buy some cording today and will do my best to avoid any other purchases while at the store.
It looks like David will finish up early in Chicago and fly home on Friday. I know he is exhausted and ready to sleep in his own bed. He may need some extra attention this weekend, I doubt that I will get much off my project list done.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This little piggy went to the park.He was dropped at the playground at WC Johnson Park. Mason was driving the get away car. There were several people hanging around the park but I don't think we were spotted doing the drop. The weather is mild out today so hopefully he is found before it gets dark tonight. And I hope he finds a good new home.
I found some stone rings at JoAnn's yesterday to finish the Jester Bags. They are all done. It would have been nice to use bells for the ends but the bead look fine to me. And better yet it uses up some stuff out of my stash. My Debbie Mumm fabric is down to mostly scraps now. Maybe time to throw together another little tote bag.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Back to working on the jester bags. Too hard to type one handed. I have a small dog attached to my arm,
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I cut some Winnie the Pooh fabric to the estimated size of my sample bag. Ironed on fusible fleece. Should be able to make a simple copy of the drawstring bag. Of course I have a feeling I will lose this one after it is made. Should be a nice tote to carry while at Disney next month.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Rice Heat Therapy Bag
Pyramid Door Stop
Tooth Fairy Pillow
Fabric Doll House
Cloth Baby Shoes
And I just knew Joann and I would have a fabulous relationship. Coupon via email today. I don't need much more incentive than that to make a shopping trip during lunch.
Not to mention I still have these projects in the works:
Red, White and Black tote bag - need to write a tutorial with that
Another camera strap cover - gotta make one for Michele
Love is in the Air Quilt
Red, White and Black scrap doll quilt
The quilts just may have to wait. They are so time consuming at this point and I can complete several other projects with that same energy.
This is the other fabric I picked up at Joann's this week. Debbie Mumm has a couple lines just for them. I told you Joann's was going to be a problem for me.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Added red ric rac to a few of the bags. I like the detail. All seven are done. Two are being shipped out today. Kim stole one. And these four are going to the girls at the office. I am almost done with my red, white and black scraps. Making another larger bag and couldn't even find a piece 5x5 inches or larger. If all goes well I will be able to finish the larger bag tonight. Still hate zippers.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Basically you print and fill out the form. Scan it and send it back to them. And you get a customized font of your very own handwriting. How cool is that?
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Love is in the Air Quilt
All the projects are completely done except the Quilt. I did add a piano key boarder to it this weekend. As I mentioned before I am not fond of basting so I really didn't want to dive into that this weekend.
So what is my new project list? Well it really isn't a project but the goal is go use some of my fabric stash. Should be a good week to get a few things done without David around. Although those darn kids keep demanding my time. Gotta love 'em.