Thursday, March 31, 2011

Retro Clutch

Today was a rainy day, and a very gloomy day. I have to admit, I wasn't very inspired to sew but did finish this project and like the way it turned out! It has cotton quilt batting for extra body, and is machine quilted, with a Kona muslin interior.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ultimate Upcyclers

Collated by FunkyGlam from New little ring bearer pillow is included!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Retro Stripe Tote Bag

An etsy find, this fabric spoke to me today and said "Today is the day!" And I just went along with to speak.

Retro Tote Bag

Zardenia's Tote Bag

The grape fabric is lightweight canvas from a rummage sale, the lace is from an antique pillowcase, and the logo is from the store avatar of Initially I planned to use the logo she sent me to make a fabric transfer, but then I chose to use colored Sharpie pens on cream colored canvas fabric. The colors have been set with heat. The bag measures approx. 16" x 16" with 29" L. straps. I think Emine will be quite OK with the results.

Custom Tote Bag for

Heron Tote Bag

Here's an OOAK tote/beach bag for nature lovers!

Heron Tote Bag

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Batik Fabric and a bit of glue to the rescue!

An etsy find....I liked the shape the minute I saw it, and realized it had potential. At one point, Smokey my black cat knocked it off the stair step and the lid came apart. A bit of glue and some batik fabric later and Voila ...magic!



Tween Times

Am I Awake and Dreaming of Heaven

or am I Asleep and Dreaming of Earth?

1st day of Spring!

AWEteam finds....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cathedral Windows Tabletopper...finished!

Finished at last!  This tabletopper is a gift for good friend in town. She chose pinks and greens.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Cornflower Blue" etsy Treasury by

This shade of blue reminds me of one of my favorite wildflowers in Pennsylvania - the chicory flower! One of my tote bags is in this stunningly beautiful collection.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Art by Baby Boomers

To join the BabyBoomersRus team:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Springtime, and the Lovin' is Easy!

Pond View

I love this bright and vibrant springtime scene, and especially this little tree!

Love for Japan

Some or all of the proceeds from the items in this etsy treasury will be donated to the Japan relief effort. Check with the individual store owners descriptions. Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

Whatever it takes to make the world a better place, we can do it. We have what it takes!

Friday, March 4, 2011

One Heart: first friday art walk on etsy: my picks

One Heart: first friday art walk on etsy: my picks: "Every First Friday of the month the AWEteam (Art Walk on Etsy, of which I'm a member) sponsors an art walk on Etsy, with bargains and specia..."

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Curbside to Salesroom

Thank you neightbor  G---e., for tossing 3 yards of perfectly useable, light blue, heavy weight denim fabric onto your curb. People like me LOVE finding things people like you kick to the curb! I do feel bad about the "treasures" scavengers miss that end up in the landfill. So much trash - so little time! The pocket fabric came from a quilt guild member's destash pile. Perfect compliment for light blue denim. And I did make 12  tote bags from these two pieces of fabric. With sturdy cotton webbing straps these tote bags are designed for rugged use, and will definitely wear a long time. And there is some fabric leftover that will be made into a  small-ish handbag...with a hippie-chick type of teenage girl in mind. Nobody particular in mind...but stay tuned for coming attractions! :-)
Denim Tote Bag

Front Porch View