Another quilted tote bag is done. A guy at work ordered this for his wife who loves pink. He also bought the hot pink & black tote bag. I used fabrics left over from 2 quilts I've made. All fabrics are 100% cotton. I've making so many tote bags lately that people are calling me the "bag lady".
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
This quilted tote bag is for another pen pal of mine over at splitcoaststampers her name is Mary. She loves butterflies. My mom bought me some fat quarter bundles and I knew when I saw the butterfly fabric this would be perfect for Mary. This is the charming hand bag from Moda Bake Shop and I also used the button loop technique from the Mill House Inn Tote Bag will you'll find here. All fabrics are 100% cotton and I did sew in a plastic piece for the bottom inside of the sleeve then sewed it directly to the quilted side inside out of the bag...so it won't move when you wash it.
I'm having so much fun making quilted tote bags from Moda Bake Shop that I wanted to try this
one. This took a few hours, but I think next time it will be easier. I didn't make the box bottom, but it still came out cute...next time I'll follow instructions better. I bought a fat quarter bundle with the mint green & creams...The directions didn't call for the size strips so I made mine 1.5". All fabrics are 100% cotton and I used warm & natural for the inside with black polka dot fabric for the lining.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I've been making the patchwork quilted tote bags for awhile now, I decided to experiment with making one with stripes. I had left over fabric strips from another quilt, so I decided to make
a tote bag. I also was experimenting with making pockets. I know what to do now next time. I need to make the pockets closer to the top rather than the bottom, but for the 1st time, I think it came out adorable. All fabrics are 100% cotton. I designed this myself. Off to make another one.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Every time I turn around someone is ordering a quilted tote bag from me at work. This one was requested by a guy at work that wanted it for his girlfriend. He wanted the colors purple and gold. I've made so many of these that I don't need the directions anymore, but if you want to check out Moda Bake Shop here's the charming handbag. When I added the plastic template, I did sew the template for the bottom of the inside a sleeve then sewed it directly to the bottom of the quilted side of the tote, that way when it does get washed, it won't move. All fabrics are 100% cotton and fat quarters except the lining.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
This is what I sent to my secret sister (pen pal) Marcine. Marcine was so surprised when she opened her box of goodies. She said she would of been happy with just the tote bag. I packed it with a lot of different things for card making.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Another project I wanted to have my kids do on their own. I had these candles that never been used. I let them use any of my brads out of my stash, they poked the brads into the candle. So simple. They loved it because they designed their own candles. The candles are for their grandma (my mom) and grammie (DH's mom). I got the idea out of one of my craft books for kids.
I wanted something that my 2 daughters to make as a craft. We bought 2 Martha Stewart kits to make hair accessories. I think the hardest part was to pull the strings tight enough to make the flowers. The girls put the felt flowers as they wanted and I used my hot glue gun because the white glue that normally comes in the kits don't really work on felt. The accessories include 2 big barrettes, 2 bobbie pins, 2 rings, 2 pins. I think they came out pretty cute. They are looking forward to wearing them to school.
This is my 2nd quilted tote bag tonight and it's 3:15 in the morning, my watch still says 2:15. I made this for the pen pal that got me in the swap. I know she loves pinks & blacks, she'll be surprised that this is for her even though I didn't draw her name. She was so kind to send me tons of stuff in my goodie box.
I bought the fabrics at Hobby Lobby today and thought these were perfect. Matter of fact, I got scrap booking paper that matches the fabric, I may make a card to match it. All fabrics are 100% cotton.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I made this tote bag for one of pen pals on splitcoaststampers. Our group which is called Kotas decided to do a secret sister swap and fill a box full of goodies. I thought my pen pal would like this plus other goodies. I bought a fat quarter bundle with all these designs on it, I still have lots of squares to make another one. I've been making these cute quilted tote bags for awhile now that I don't need to follow directions anymore. The directions you can find here I did make a change to the original directions. I made a sleeve to put the plastic in and then sewed it directly to the bottom of the quilted side of the tote before I turned it right side out. That way if it's washed, it won't move around. All fabrics are 100% cotton. The measurements are 16.5 X 16.5-I stitched her name on the handle and I also stitched my initials on the top square.
Friday, March 12, 2010
I'm glad I was able to play tonight for the IC...what a great site my sister picked out. I chose this cool chalkboard:
I made a 5X5 card. The base of the card is SU chocolate chip. I then stamped the images with white pigment ink onto the SU basic black cs. I colored with my primascolor pencils. I drew the birds with a white opaque pen.
Paper:SU Chocolate Chip, SU Basic Black
Accessories:Primascolor pencils, white opaque pen
Ink:White Pigment Ink
Thursday, March 11, 2010
My daughter Kaitlyn had to make a Leprechaun trap for her 1st grade class. The parents were allowed to get involved. I started with chip board coasters. I glued green cs on all sides of the coasters. I used my crop-a-dile to punch holes all around the edges so I could string white rope ribbon through. Kaityln glued the gold coins on and stuck all the cloves on. Kaitlyn & Erin (her 5yr sister) painted the ladder, which originally was a fence, my husband cut the edges off. I strung thin green ribbon around the ladder. I used rainbow pipe cleaners and made a rainbow and put each side on top. The Leprechaun is attached with a green pipe cleaner really tight, so hopefully he won't fall off when Kaitlyn takes it to school. The inside has gold coins too.