Fun to make for a gift or for your own home, mug rug designs are available online. If you have a computerized machine, the all in-the-hoop designs make it even easier. Custom make them for kids or adults, boys or girls, men or women.
This fabric wedding card was made using Anita Goodesign software. The card opens up and I sewed in a pocket to place the gift check. I used gold bias binding ribbon to make a tie to keep it closed.
This backpack was made with fabric from Joann's. The pattern was "Made by Rae" purchased on the Internet. Fully lined, and detailed with links and pockets, the bag looks really cute. I got great enjoyment adding all the details. Sometimes, one wants to sew just simple things, and other times the little extras are a lot of fun.
I purchased a good quality apron and machine embroidered and appliqued onto it in order to give it as a gift.
This mixer cover was made by sewing a lined tote, turned upside down. I added the embroidery designs (from EmbroideryDK online) before I sewed the pieces together and lined them. I used a dark denim fabric.
These in-the-hoop designs for masks are great for dress-up games for kids, or for Halloween or costume parties. Add elastic or ribbons to tie to the head of the wearer.
These in-the-hoop nail file covers are a lovely gift for a stocking filler, or quick gift for a colleague or neighbor. They have raw edges which have been decorated with a pinking scissors cut. Great for getting rid of your scraps, but interestingly made in a large hoop.
A friend told me how much she loved some baby pants with closed feet, such a this pair, that I had given her baby. I made this pair for her baby too. I added an embroidery design, and was pleased with the cute result. Check out on the applique/embroidery page to see how to alter pants by adding fabric to them, so that they last a month or two longer. Babies grow so quickly, resulting in a constant need to buy bigger clothes. With a quick insert of fabric, you could get more use of their clothes before you have to go out and buy the next batch.
Machine embroidery appliques on these tees were made on pieces of fabric, then attached to the tee with Steam a Seam bonding fabric. Applique on tees is not always comfortable for kids as they can be bulky so I wanted to see if doing it this way would make the garment comfortable in spite of the applique. Ironing it on meant that the inside is just the tee directly on the skin of the wearer. I added rhinestones to the tutu for some bling.
The tutu design is EmbroideryDK online and the button applique is Stickbaer de.
Finding time for craft, is finding time for yourself. Surely you are crafting for the love of it, and therefore, it must be good for your soul. Big projects take a while to complete, but small quick gifts like purses or mug rug are so satisfying and it means that you enjoy your craft space and have something to give to a person that you know would love it. What better feeling is there than that!
Making a Tilda doll is not as simple as it looks. While the clothes are straightforward, working with the construction of the body is quite difficult. Getting the right shape, and making the face look interesting in spite of the fact that there are only two pin points for the eyes, were very time consuming. I had seen many marvelous Tilda dolls on Pinterest, and now I admire the makers more than ever.
Check out some of the Tilda details on the Toy page on this site.
Just completed this tote. The design was from a Craftsy course on 3 purses, and I loved the way we were taught to insert the zipper. I have tried many ways to put in zippers, but this one was really interesting. I placed a pocket with a different fabric on the other side of the zip placement and really like the final product. I usually make my projects for others, but this one is finally for me.
I completed 4 delightful bags for my grand-daughter. These were such fun to make - buying the wonderful fabrics, practicing using sturdy fusible interfacing to give the bag shape, using a fun fabric for lining - all these helped to create these bags. I got so much pleasure from making them, and from the result.
What a fun project to make! It's easy although a little finicky with this ready stripped fabric. No hem necessary, just sew up the sides. Multicolors create the effect. See more fun items....
Tees for everyone. Cut a tee to make marvelous tassles that are so popular this year. Add rhinestones to the embroidered machine designs with or without applique additions.
Bring a smile to all. See more designs...
Sewing, paper-craft, stamping, and scrapbooking are my hobbies. At the moment sewing is first preference and I am sharing my projects with you on this website.