Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Finally, A New Pocketbook

Today I finished this Lazy Girl City bag. I think that this is the fourth bag I've made from this pattern. It goes together
easily with regular cotton fabric. I used a tapestry fabric that I got from a friend and the black is a heavy twill weave fabric. My mistake was using a heavy press on batting and pressing it all the way to the edge of the fabric. I learned my lesson to not put interfacing into the seam allowance loud and clear when my industrial Juke machine wouldn't sew through the double fabric when making the corners at the bottom of the bag. I finally sewed those spots by hand after removing the interfacing from the seams. Hopefully, I'll remember this lesson when I make my next bag.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Rose Scarf

I needed a break from my current knitting project so I decided to crochet another rose scarf. This project went very quickly and provided instant gratification. When my daughter-in law told me that Ben's school was looking for handmade items as donations, I decided that this scarf would be a good choice. I hope that the PTA raises lots of money as the money is being used for the fifth grade class trip to see The Lion King on Broadway.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The start of a new doll

Yesterday I decided to stay home instead of going to Sit and Sew. The weather was too messy to go out. After breakfast I got out all of my paints and other supplies and painted a doll's head. She is my first brown eyed doll. The others all have blue eyes. This color change should change her wardrobe and her hair color. I haven't decided how she'll be dressed as yet. Before I get to that, I have to finish the
pocketbook that I started over the weekend.