Monday, February 1, 2010


Wow! Has it really been this many weeks since I've blogged?!? Life has just been too busy. I've been working on several projects with my new serger as well as with my regular sewing machine but I haven't had to chance to share here on my blog. I will start out with my most recent handmade goodies and will work backwards to share what what I have been doing.

This week I made some aprons that would be really cute for Valentine's Day or any time of year. I branched out and made a few vintage-inspired aprons as well some sassy aprons with pleated bottoms (which I have to say I really think came out nice). These Sassy Pleated Aprons are my own pattern.

It has been incredibly cold and snowy here so I've been keeping myself busy doing some crafty type things with fabric. I've been trying out a few tutorials that I have found online and would like to share them with you as work on them. In January it was my mom's 70th birthday so I made these adorable no-sew fabric baskets for favors using this tutorial at CraftStylish. They were a bit messy but I had a great time making them and think they came out great:

This tutorial is so versatile. The little favor baskets can be re-used for holding things such as paper clips, bobby pins, sewing pins, loose change, etc. How about making them with kid friendly fabric and then they can be used to hold tiny little toys (like polly pockets - anyone with a little girl must have polly pocket pieces that need a place).

I'll be back (soon I promise with more).

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