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.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Posted by Sarah Nolt at 4:39 PM
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 Zardenia.etsy.com. 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 Zardenia.etsy.com|
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Posted by Sarah Nolt at 4:46 PM
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!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Posted by Sarah Nolt at 11:52 AM
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
Monday, March 14, 2011
Posted by Sarah Nolt at 1:54 PM
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
Friday, March 4, 2011
Posted by Sarah Nolt at 2:52 PM
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
Posted by Sarah Nolt at 3:39 PM
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|