Before I went to the hospital, one of the church ladies called and asked if I would like to make some things for the craft fair on November 3. Now I had planned to do some reading, some knitting, and not too much else. But I felt better after about a week, and wanted to just BE in my sewing space. I'm sure some of you know the feeling, when you've been gone for a while.
I had grand plans. I was going to finish up my 'fix it' pile (I hate the term "mending"...). I was even going to refashion a lovely jacket I bought that was several sizes too large. Needless to say, I did a few fix-it projects and quickly tired of that. I did sew badges on the Daisy vest for Miss A. But I was itching to CREATE.
Hmmm... remember that bag of zippers I got at the fantastically priced web site www.wawak.com? Oh yeah, I decided to channel Mary Mulari!
|Bags for various things, using drapery fabric, old denim, and some remnants of faux suede and other fabrics. Note the denim bag with the red/white/black trim... those are the discarded tail ends of zippers, strictly for show!|
The bag at the top is a fussy-cut circle from a particularly pretty sample piece. Here it is a little more close up.
Also in the first picture are these bags, from a piece I really liked. There's just something about roses...
|These will hold glasses, cosmetics, whatever, and look pretty doing it!|
The front bag is black denim from a pair of worn jeans, as is the fourth one back. The trims are bits left over from a quilt binding or two. The pulls are tiny strips cut from a piece of faux suede. The piece is folded in half and the fold gets pulled through the hole in the zipper pull and looped over the ends. Tighten up and you're good to go!
Oh, and I also made Miss A's Halloween costume. She wanted to be a ghost. Spooky but not TOO spooky!!
Here she is with big sisters Bumble Bee and Mad Hatter!