Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Elephant Tote

This fabric is so cute! I wish I had more, but I only had enough money to purchase one yard.

With the first half, I made this bag for my sister.

Then I made today's tote from the rest.

Isn't it adorable?

Elephant tote is for sell here if anyone is interested.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I like orange?

Made two colorful cuffs today!

One has some hand embroidery--my first try at it!

I like them both!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friendship Bracelet

My friend Larkin made me this awesome friendship bracelet!

I got it in the mail today and I love it!

Here is what the actual color is. I couldn't get a good picture with flash.

She is selling them for 5 dollars each, and has a lot of colors to choose from if anyone is interested!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Tote-Bubblegum!

So I came up for a funky idea for a purse/tote thing! I named it bubble gum, and have fabric to make three more.

I made a few mistakes with this one that I will remedy with the next few.

1) I made the liner too big (don't ask me how I did this, I have no clue)

2) I messed up in small ways in the sewing...not really noticeable

3) My pattern was slightly off

I can't wait to make a few more, and perfect my pattern!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shop Update

Updated my Etsy shop today! I added about 12 items! Here are a few of my favorite merchandise shots:

Go check out my new handmade items here if you are interested =)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Floral Skirt!

So, I made this floral skirt out of an old bed sheet. All I did was use the top of the sheet as the top of the skirt, because it was already conveniently double layered. Then I took a knee-length portion of the skirt and pinned it around the top until I was satisfied and sewed it on. I added a zipper for comfort, and thats it!!

I wanted a invisible zipper but didn't have one on hand, so I put a regular zipper on backwards. It works perfectly!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Painted this tree in a coffee shop....

I love wasting time in coffee shops...

(and yes, I know it's not "finished" but its staying like this...) =P

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Elephant Bag

I made this bag for my sister! It's super cute.

Here is a back view. The elephants are upside down on the back!

I am so glad the weather is warming up! Yay, spring.

I had a good spring break. I visited friends and family and had a great time. Work resumes tomorrow!

Pray for Japan, and pray that my heart goes to God and I give all my will to him.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


I made my first "quilt" today. I don't know if it is an official quilt because I used a sewing machine and didn't "quilt" the top of it.

I learned two things.

One, all the pieces have to be the same size (EXACTLY) or chaos will ensue when you try to put them together

and two, buy extra fabric...because I made so many mistakes I ran out of fabric!

But I still think it turned out okay. This blanket is a "bug" blanket, because my two-year-old nephew loves bugs. I hope he likes it when I mail it out tomorrow!

 It's not as yellow as the pictures. More brown, I just think my lighting is bad.

Happy spring break! And happy crafting =)