Wednesday, June 2, 2010

and sew on

My latest sewing spree started with a pincushion...well, 4 pincushions really but, I will have to save those for later since there's a little swap goodness goin' on! I figured I might as well make one for myself whilst I was at it. I'm still on my tin can recycling craze so, of course one tiny one was used in the making of this pincushion.

Then of course there were a pair of hot pants.
Since my mom is coming, I decided it was finally time for me to make that handbag I have been promising her for oh...over 2 years! I used The Phoebe Bag Pattern by Artsy-Crafty Babe which is free!

My mom asked me to use this rare and lovely vintage decor fabric for the exterior and Heather Bailey for FreeSpirit on the interior.

I really like how it turned out. I used fusible fleece for the first time and it gave the bag a nice structure and definition. I recommend the pattern, it's not too fussy and has nice lines. I may make one for myself in the future. I hope my mom likes it!

Lastly, hot off the machine, are a couple of simple patchwork cushions.

Our couch is in desperate need of pretty cushions. My usual routine is to take at least a week agonizing over fabric combinations and then changing my mind a few times...in the end still no cushions. So, I grabbed a bunch of vintage scraps and threw them together thinking they were temporary solutions to our cushion crisis. Turns out they may be a bit silly but, they make me quite happy. Now I just need to make a few more.

All I want to do right now is sew! Alas, there are pressing matters that need my attention so away I go. I shall return next week after my mom's visit. Until then, take care my dears!

20 comments:

katieb said...

lovin'the bag for your mom! the pillows are sweet and cozy~ enjoy your visit~

Colette said...

great cushions, and bag, and pincushion - what a lovely sewing time you've had - am a bit jealous.

Enjoy the time with your Mom - loved the box of goodies she sent you - lucky you! x

Debby said...

I Love your Mom's bag. Such pretty fabric.
I'm loving those pillows as well. Wish I could sew.

Vic said...

Oh stop it with your fancy pants creative sewing showing offs... you're making us (*coughs*me*coughs*) look bad!

I see that R received her parcel all the way over in Merry old England, I don't know whether to hope that yours is close or not!

Were your pin cushions all different too??

LOVE your couch cushions, I need me some of that action, you should see what is on my sofa at the moment... have you inspired me? Have you...?!

xo

Little Ted Canvas said...

All GORGEOUS! Love your use of pretty fabrics.

Sherri B. said...

Love it all. You always do such nice work. Your pincushion reminds me of ones that used to be done with tuna cans....Your mom will be thrilled with that beautiful purse. The fabric in the center is like drapes we had when I was a child (yikes, just dated myself)....Your pillows turned out great, the fabric mix just somehow works. I should just get brave like you and just do it.

Tania said...

Yep. I recognise those symptoms. Perhaps we are separated at birth twins? All that angsting over fabric selection and composition bores me to tears. But some recent random, throw it all together stuff is LIBERATING STUFF! And frankly, I am in love with your cushions.

The bag ain't bad either. It's just I haven't yet worked through the cushion gushing...

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

we both had cushions on the brain- I am about to embark on big plans for mine... but they may have button to fasten them... or velcro.... the zipper caused a lot of angst...your look fabulous. I think sometimes when you are useing scraps you can't think about it to much... just start.

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Beautiful work as always. Lovely to stop by and see all that you've been up to!

little grubs said...

Love all your creations! Hope you have a great time with your mum. x

june at noon said...

Whew, loving it all! It's fun but exhausting to have the sewing bug, right? :)

A Country Girl said...

Love that pincushion - great idea to recycle a tin!

катаринка said...

So fresh!!!!!!!!!))))))))))

A Bun Can Dance said...

oh such lovely creations you have been a-sewing!
I adore them all!
Isn't it great when the creative bug just keeps you going and you want to sew night and day?!
Have fun with your Mom,
D x

mamas collection said...

Beeyouteeful Bag! Delightfully whimsical cushions!

ecoMILF said...

Gosh all of those colours just scream spring! Looks like some really lovely sewing. They all look so professional.... of course they ARE... but you know what i mean. xx m.

diane said...

all SO CUTE. if i come visit do i get a purse too?

lifeshighway said...

I loved that bag. Will you be selling bags at your etsy store? I hope you are having a great visit with your mom.

Che Birba said...

Lovely!
I will link you on my blog and I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

Laura from Italy

Annemarie's Breiblog said...

Hi! I found your lovely pincushions on Flickr. You have a really nice blog! If you like: I have a blog post right now in which you can add a link to (for instance) your blog or Flickr-album. It's really easy and great fun. I would be delighted if you would add something.
Bye!