Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Projects - some for moi and some for you

What have I been up to recently...

Well, I have slowly gotten into baby mode and started to make a cover for the soon-to-be scrapbook for our new arrival. I used a light green linen and embroidered with purple thread:
"Baby, Belly & Us" with of course the year when she will be born...Yes you heard it hear "it's a girl".

I have also started collecting some different fabrics for a quilt I am going to make for our little bundle of joy to be. These two fabrics were the colour inspiration for the quilt. The alphabet fabric will be for the backing and the circus fabric cut into squares for the front.I am also going to play around with these colours and add them as different colour blocks. A very vintage inspired quilt.
Not only have I been busy for myself but I did add a couple of other things to the store. Two new bags. As seen in a previous post, I have a bundle of this orange 1960's bed sheet set, so I figured I would put it to good use.
Made from white crisp linen and the bed sheet with embroiderey and flower ribbon detailing, these two bags are perfect for holding books to read at the park
I also made one in a natural linen with the same detailing as the white bag.

These two totes can be found at my etsy store. More to come soon...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pommes Madness

I am now currently on an "apple kick". I bought this cute apple fabric from Namolio (Her shop is filled with lots of great goodies). I was holding off using it because I didn't want to "waste" it. I wanted to make sure whatever I made I would love. I think they turned out pretty good.

The bags are made from a cotton/linen fabric with the apple fabric patchwork. I used some red and white polka dot ribbon. With some red embroidery I embroidered in French "Mon Petit Sac" - which in English means "My Small Bag".

I also made a couple of Pommes Wallets with the same fabric and I used a cute little red button and red and white string to close the wallet.

See how to make both wallets and bags under my Video Tutorial Section.
Both bags and wallets are now available at my etsy store.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Just a couple of goodies...

Well as promised here are some goodies...some are newly made and some are older and did not make it to the blog until now.

Here is a custom ordered Petit Sac that someone ordered through etsy. She chose the fabric and colour and asked that the bag be dedicated for her mother. I think it turned out pretty good. It's made form linen and cotton with a vintage button for closure.

I had forgotten how much I enjoy making these bags. Definitely more to come.

This was a make-up bag I actually made a while ago and it has been sitting in a box waiting to be posted.
Some French Cafe tea towels, made from some Japanese patchwork. Yes, I did say French with Japanese fabric. Very french red, white and blue.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

The BIG News... it is the big news...

We are preggers!

So now you know. I haven't been so busy with creating as I was trying to overcome the nausea and other good stuff, but I am feeling much much better now and the creating has begun. We moved my sewing room around and now I am organizing all my goodies, so I can get creating. More bon bon bags for sure, and I am thinking of creating some baby stuff as well (for obvious for me and one for sale).

About the shirt...

This tank top was given to me by my cousin, she was playing up my business name by using my husbands name instead of "moi" . I found an other use for this shirt, I just added my name with marker and there you have it...

more to come...