Tuesday, February 24, 2009


As many of my friends know I love to blog surf , aside from all the wonderful inspiration ,one can actually learn so many amazing techniques. Blog owners are so sharing of their knowledge ,and there is a myriad of tutorials out there, such was the case with this journal cover that I made recently. I found the tutorial for this on Bloom's blog. I have to say Bloom was very helpful when I got stumped at a certain spot, considering it was a Sunday evening. I think Bloom was afraid the cover may have ended up a UFO but I persevered and it was completed that night, so I am now looking forward to making more for a couple of gifts that are needed soon. I will change them but the concept will remain the same.

A girl can never have too many journals and already my head is buzzing with different versions I can make. One for each day of the week .

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bag Fun

I have been having some fun lately sewing a bag. I really love all the bright clear fabrics that are around at the moment. I can't really see a quilt made from them fitting into my current decor but I can't resist purchasing these fabrics , so what to do.
I came up with the idea to make a bag. I hand quilted the front of the bag in a cross hatch pattern using the perle thread which is quite in vogue these days.
On the back I decided to just quilt around a few of the paisley shapes just to hold the layers together and also give it some dimension.

I decided that I would pipe the handles using a tutorial that I found on this blog http://bloomandblossom.blogspot.com/. The tutorial was very well explained so they were easily constructed.
So continuing on with the piping theme I thought I would pipe around the top edge to give the bag some balance.
I really loved making this bag and especially as it was being made for someone special . I hope she likes it .