Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Old post

I have some down time so I was messing around on Flickr, adding photos and organizing sets etc. and i found a couple of photos sewing related that I meant to share after christmas.

Some of you know my cousin Betz White who has published a few books  and makes a career out of crafting.   I saw this post  where she made a cute box pouch from her new Family Cottage fabric prints  I  said "I can do that" and when her second collection of fabrics called Indian Summer came out I loved those even more and  I bought a sampler pack and went to work making some. I played a bit with the sizes and corners so all of them came out a wee bit different.  I gave all but one away for Christmas and  I learned some new sewing skills along the way. (tutorial for the box pouch is here, Changes that I made:  I used heavy weight interfacing due to the sateen weight of the fabric, and added a tab for zipping ease)

5 bags

You can tell which one was my first ones (top 2) the corners are a bit wonky.  These below were my last and favorite ones.  I loved the flowers and wanted that one originally, but the blue/green had the best lines and more space. after serious debate I kept the blue and gave the flowers one to mom.

2 favs

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

LHN exchange

Hello,  I know you all thought I was dead, but no, just busy and not stitching much.  I did get some headway on Grand old duke over spring break this past week, (we were at the beach, it was very relaxing).  But my LHN exchange reached Caroline in England.
LHN exchange

Ladybug, Ladybug. Little House Needle works
Stitched as described with DMC on 32ct  summer belfast linen
Finished as a folded stand up

side view