1/12/09

Sewing Projects



As promised, here are a few photos of New Year's sewing projects. Top is the Amy Butler Frenchy bag, middle is a tote bag adapted from this book, and bottom is the owl linked below. I know some of you are much more advanced seamstresses than I am, so please overlook the wobbly bottom on my Abraham Owl and any other flaws you might spot! We also made a Dorset bag out of a pretty dinner napkin (with a zipper instead of drawstring). For some reason, I continue to torment myself, sewing several simple curtains from vintage thrifted sheets and making my first easy pillow covers this week. Truth be told, I don't particularly enjoy sewing (and that's putting it mildly!), but I do like being able to make things and update corners of the house. I did break down this evening, though, and tried out Stitch Witchery to hem the most recent set of window toppers. It's refreshingly easy and quick! Do you sew? Do you like it?
ps - All of this sewing has kept me away from the web - I miss all of your blogs and hope to make my visits to you very soon!

13 comments:

FDK said...
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Donna said...

Very crafty....I love your little owl. I like sewing when its just for fun. Making a bag or a toy but I have to admit that hemming the kids pants that are too long is NOT what I'd call enjoyable.

elizabeth said...

How cute!!! Love the bags and LOVE the owl. :)

ELK said...

these are such beautiful projects and I am not a big sewer either...I

renee said...

sewing is more productive than blog reading anyway... don't feel bad. I wish I had more desire to sew and less desire to blog. At least I'd have something in my hands to show for it!

Lovely bags, lovely work.

Letters From Midlife said...

I like the top bag the best! I used to sew a lot and it was fun to make little clothes and toys for my kids but these days my machine only gets used for repairing or something quick like hemming a curtain. I have some great patterns but lack the inspiration to do anything with them.

Marfa said...

I love the first one, too...blue is my fav color, specifically turquoise...and the pleats and roundedness is so feminine! That owl is darling!!!

Jessica said...

I have the frenchy bag pattern downstairs waiting to be sewn...all of your bags look great!

Pres. Kathy said...

You are very creative! I love everything! I think the owl is so cute.

Meadowlark Days said...

Thank you, everyone! I hope to stop by and say hi soon. Just a few more sewing projects to go!

KatCollects said...

I LOVE the bag in the first photo, adorable! And the owl is too : ) You did a great job, I so want to learn to sew better.
Kathy

Fifi Flowers said...

CUTE sewing projects!

Monica said...

Love the owl!