September 22, 2010

September 16, 2010

Fall Projects

In October, the town that I live in has a Fiesta de la Paloma (festival of the dove). This year  some friends of ours have very kindly allowed my sister and I to share their booth. The fiesta is less than three weeks away so we have been sewing constantly! Here is a little preview of the things we will be selling.


                                                    Felt wallets
                                          Peony and Poppy Hairpins
                                                 Carnation Clips

                                                Rosette headbands 

What kind of projects have y'all been up to? I am hoping to get a fall tutorial up here soon so be sure to check back!

September 10, 2010

Designing a Dress

Shabby Apple is having a dress design contest for their spring 2011 collection and I am working on an entry. I am really excited! This is my first 
time to make a dress with my own pattern. I was able to try my dress on today. There are a few things that need adjusting, but I am happy with the progress so far. I will post pictures when it is finished!

September 2, 2010

Toiletry Bag

This toiletry bag is super easy to make and it seriously only takes 5 minutes! I love mine for traveling. I learned how to make these when I was in 4-H. Our group made them for the Ronald McDonald house.

To make a toiletry bag you only need two things! A washcloth and ribbon.

First, fold the bottom of the washcloth up about two thirds and pin to make a pocket.

Cut a piece of ribbon about 24" long. Fold it in half and tuck it in at the top of one side seam of the bag and pin.

Sewing along the edge of the washcloth stitch the two layers together.

Place pins in the top of the pocket wherever you want divisions in the pocket. I made a large pocket 4 3/4". wide, two smaller pockets 3" wide, and a tiny pocket 1 5/8" wide which is perfect for a toothbrush.

Make divisions by sewing down the pocket starting at the spots you marked with pins.

 Done! Fill it with a toothbrush, toothpaste etc. and you're set.