Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A gift with love

For a teacher.
I wanted it long so it could store longer papers.

The pocked is a bit off center, but it is a pocket.I used a thinner material as the lining. I enjoy the contrast in pattern too.

Monday, September 22, 2008

On a sunny afternoon

I finally got myself sewing even if for 1 hour only, in the afternoon. It was sunny and very quiet.
Buttons needed sewing, and rips needed mending.

While at it, I made a bag, most likely to go to Grasshopper's teacher who has been pretty cool and supportive.

My heart smiles, I breath deep and feel accomplished.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

More Halloween preparations

Snowden got in on the action.

They are looking around the house for possible display space.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hot diggity, Fall is here!

Grasshopper gets bored easily. We were discussing pumkins so I decided to we should have fun on Halloween, as I used to have when the girls were toddlers.

I pulled out the October magazines from my Martha Stewart collection. We looked for ideas.

We visited the website but have to wait to find templates because it is being upgraded.

Grasshopper started working on some of her decorations.

Tomorrow The Halloween box will come down and I will be all warm and fuzzy inside.

In the desert, Fall is created 'cause it just doesn't happen quite like I want it to.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tote bag

I reached the point where I was no longer afraid to tackle that tote pattern and begin the process of creating my tote bag.

I cut the material on Saturday.

On Sunday I started sewing. One step at a time and a lot of pattern reviewing got me there.

I could not understand that inside pocket and made up my own thing.

My bag. It's 10 years of wishing finally coming true.