Thursday, November 8, 2007

Happy (early) Birthday to Me and More projects!

First of all, here is my new sewing machine! After looking around a bit I decided upon this one, a Brother CS 6000i. So far, I love it. It has many neat features that I am still learning how to use.

Tea Towel Aprons! Two, to be exact. I found the towels at IKEA and thought they would make nice Christmas aprons.

This is called a "Charming Handbag" and making it wasn't quite so charming. In the book a few measurments were left out so I ended up making up a whole bunch of them! It turned out ok but next time I think I'll make the bag larger, with larger handles. I love the velvet ribbon!

More coasters...why in the world am I making so many is beyond my reasoning, but they are easy and don't take too much time.

Here is another small zippered pouch. I found this cute bee fabric at Joanns and lined it with a yellow-ish fabric with circles. I really like how it turned out.

This is called an "Artsy Clutch". Very simple idea - and here again I used the same bee fabric and yellow circle fabric on the inside.

Here is another "Artsy Clutch" that I made with some fabric I forgot I had, it was kind of funky but I like the end result. I ended up giving this one to a friend for her birthday.


Pamela said...

Wow, Amanda! Did you lock the boys in their room or what? When did you ever find time to complete all these cute projects? You're so talented and creative! I'm glad you splurged and bought yourself a new sewing machine so you can let your artsy side flourish. Love you, Mom

Emma's Mom said...

Love 'em! Love 'em! Did I happen to say that I LOVE 'EM?????? I can't wait until you are nearby and we will be able to whip out loads and loads of great little projects! Tee hee hee!!! I am so proud of you! Love, Alyssa

Amy said...

These are some very sexy projects indeed! Thanks for sharing the end results! I am diggin' the cute aprons!