Saturday, November 15, 2008

I'm crafty!

I've been busy this week with Christmas stuff and a few other small projects. Ellie had her 2 month check up, and Mary's been busy building tents for her friends. We have a block tent and a tent made out of a table cloth draped over two dining room chairs. Ellie's up to 12 pounds! We tried to squeeze her into a 3-6 month one piece outfit yesterday to go to the store and realized she needs bigger stuff.

So, what did I make this week? I worked on bags mainly. The first one didn't come out very well. I just wanted to see how big of a pocket I needed so I could have one on the outside of the bag that would hold the bag folded into itself. The next bag never made it to the sewing machine (didn't put the pattern on the fold right, even though the pattern says FOLD in huge letters). I am still going to try to salvage the material for a later project though. The third bag came out pretty nice.
The outer is vintage Holly Hobby fabric from Grandma Mary and the brown inner is vintage fabric from Mamaw Judy's stash. We'll be using this bag for library books:).

Folded into the pocket:
So that bag was also practice for the one(s) I'll be giving away for Christmas. I've started on the pocket of the first gift. When it's folded up, you'll see this little guy (he still needs an eye, I've tried 3 or 4 things but haven't been happy with them).

When the bag is open and in use, this little guy will be on the pocket:

I also had time to work on the felted handbag I'm making for the Christmas exchange. It's almost done. I just need to weave in the ends, make the handles and then felt it.

I also sold some of Ellie's small/newborn diapers this week and got some new (to us) ones for her to grow into.The two on the bottom are so soft inside. The inner part is made of bamboo velour. That just has to be more comfortable than disposable diapers! I can't wait for Ellie to grow into these.

Speaking of Ellie, gotta go!


Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

I looove those bags! That bird is so cool. I love how they fold up into the pocket too. Very cool. Love the fabric too....You've been busy! I don't know about you, but I will be glad when the holidays are over.

Alie said...

those are awesome!!! i wanna be like you when i grow up :D