Sunday, October 21, 2007

Halloween Fun

Just a quick post to show some Halloween wraps I made using Angie's Mummy Candy Wrap Tutorial. This lady is so talented, I had to make a few of these wraps. She also has a Frankenstein wrap that I plan on doing, if I get the chance before Ween.

Also, my mom made some sliding gum wrappers that I thought were so cute I had to post a picture. She doesn't have a blog of her own (but she should, I may make one for her), so I am proud to put her work on mine. She used for most of the wraps the Creepy Crawly paper from SU!, and some ingenious cutting and punching to create the ghost, Frankie, spider, mummy, bat and skull and crossbones! Way to go Ma!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Keep on Rollin!

I had contemplated getting a new desk chair. The one I have is still in good condition but the casters didn't roll well even on my laminate floor. Mom was over this weekend and took a look at them. I'll I can say is YUCK they were packed with hair and cat fur. No wonder they weren't rolling. She tried her best to cut out the hair but it was no use. So while we were out shopping we stopped at Office Depot and bought a package of new casters. Let's just say the chair rolls like marbles on glass. I'm loving it! And for a girl who is a bit of a weakling, the easier the better! LOL

Unfortunately the casters were $38 bucks, but considering a new quality desk chair is over a hundred, I think it's a bargain!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

OMG! Guess who subscribed??

Wow was I surprised this weekend when I got notification that none other than Joan Hawley, the designer and owner of Lazy Girl Designs (the best bag patterns on the planet!!!), signed up to subscribe to my blog!! And I don't have hardly any sewing posts on it yet!! So Joan, this post is for YOU!!

I have made three of the Gracie Bag pattern (a total favorite of mine), and this is a picture of the first. It was made from the Seneca Falls fabric line by Moda. This pattern is so easy to do. I suggest it as one that a beginner purse maker could make, no problem.

I didn't get a picture of the second Gracie I made, as I sent it off as a Christmas present for my best friend near Atlanta, GA. I just snapped this picture of the third Gracie I made, which I've had for some time. It was supposed to be a present, but I decided I liked it too much to give away!! It was made from the cream colorway of the Wuthering Heights fabric line by Moda.

The Katy Bag pattern is also a great one. I have made two of them, and here is the pink one I made last year. It was made from the rose colorway of the Wuthering Heights fabric line (yes I love MODA!) I do have some difficulty with the lining laying flat inside, but I'm sure there is something I can do about that. I made one in a chocolate brown fabric as well, but it has fabric handles. I like the sparkly jewel type handle on this pink Katy.

Joan, I CANNOT wait for the Miranda Bag to come out this month. I've already pre-ordered the pattern and all the associated parts. I'm going to make it out of the Fall Back in Time fabric line by Sandy Gervais for Moda. I will take pictures of the fabric and post later this week.

All quilters and sewers should definitely check out Joan's Lazy Girl Designs. I'm so glad I found her patterns. Her Lazy Girl Yahoo! Group is great as well. I love reading about other Lazies and what they are making.