Recently I've completed several projects. Last week I finished these two reversible bags for a friend. Her fabric, my cutting/sewing. :) She really likes them, so that makes me happy! I made so many modifications to each of these bags to make them work. I made mistakes (cutting pieces the wrong size) that I couldn't "fix" because of lack of fabric. However, I'm pleased with the final results.
I also made this bookmark after seeing a tutorial online. It was easy, but I really didn't have the right type of interfacing. I hope it holds up! What better way to use up the scraps left when trimming down the pocket pieces. :)
The next project was a cute little amigurumi bunny (free pattern can be found at Lion Brand.com by logging in and searching "best bunny"). I stuffed him with yarn remnants since it was all I had on hand. If I were to make another I would wait until I purchased some "real" stuffing. But, he's cute. Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do for the eyes since I don't think I have beads that will work, and I know I don't have any black/nearly black yarn...
Yesterday was the day I really crafted up a storm! It was the result of sorting dozens of links for tutorials and projects I'd like to make. I just couldn't walk away! LOL The great thing is that every project was done with scraps left from previous projects. :)
My first project was a mini version of a bag holder. It's much smaller than a traditional bag holder, but works perfectly near my desk where I really need a few bags, but don't want them just sitting out. First of all, it would be unsightly. Secondly, some small person would likely walk off with them... ;) So, this is my solution. Now when I'm ready to change out the bag in the garbage I can just do it! (I'm always putting it off because it requires getting a bag from the entry closet, and I never remember to grab one when I'm out there... Now I have no excuse!)
My second project was the little cutie shown below. I found a tutorial for a finger pincushion, and thought it was a great idea! So much better than holding pins in my mouth when removing them from a project I'm sewing; I can't just toss them on my work surface for fear they will end up on the floor, and then in little feet... I didn't have all the necessary supplies to complete that particular pincushion, so I googled and found this one. Very simple! I did find that the finished product was a bit overstuffed to use on my pointer finger. It does work on my ring finger or pinkie, but I'm not sure how practical that will be. (I did make a second that you will see off to the side in following pictures. It's just slightly larger, and less stuffed than the first. It fits perfectly!)
(A friend asked if I thought it would be hard to break the habit of putting the pins in my mouth. I honestly don't know! I never liked doing it, but did it out of necessity... I guess time will tell. *grin*)
Still on the pincushion kick, I made this square (about 4"x4"x2.5"). My current pincushion was a flower - cute, but collected dust like nobodies business, which drove me crazy! This may be a bit under-stuffed, but if I need to I can open up my side seam and fill it a bit more. (And there's that second finger p.c. I made...)
The last project was a bookmark made using this tutorial. I made this for Victory from the remnants of the first project I attempted for her which was an utter failure for lack of thorough thought. LOL She's happy with the end result. :)
Now, what should I make next?? ;) (Actually, I have another project in process, but it's taking a lot of thought - which I don't always have the brainpower for - so is moving slowly. I will, however, be posting pictures when it's done!)
And, just for fun...
|Yes, that's a QUARTER... next to a mutant strawberry!!|