Are we ready for October? Well the stores have by passed fall and are getting ready for Christmas. I’m still in fall mode and trying to get ready for a craft show.
I’ve been sewing in between water polo games, tennis matches, and soccer games that our grandkids have been busy with.
I finished another apron and some dish towels, along with little zipper pouches.
The pattern for the little pouches was taken from a blog, Melly Sews, which said that they only took 15 minutes to sew. Well I’m not good with written instructions and the very first one I made took me half day.
With persistence I am now down to about 25 minutes. These are great to keep your purse organized.
A Dia de los Muertos pillow for decorating.
The apron is a real simple one to sew.
And last but not least my dishtowel in fall colors.
Sew you see, I have been very busy. Having to sew many more things will keep me busy all month long.
Slowly but surely I have been making some items for a craft show that takes place in November. So I have two months to sew, sew, and sew some more.
I love my new apron.
My hubby took a picture of me wearing it so that I could model it for this post, but for some reason the mannequin looked better.
I used McCalls Easy stitch ‘n save pattern M9038 for the bodice and did my own thing for the skirt. It was sew easy.
Clutch purses are a favorite item to make using an old Kwick Sew pattern 3700 , that I bought a few years back.
Easy patterns are a must, I don’t like complicated projects.
This one is good for a date night.
So much more needs to be made, but I will continue to sew at my own pace.
We’ve had such a busy summer I haven’t had too much time to sew, but I did manage to finish two items.
One of these is the easiest project that I have ever made. I definitely will be making more for my craft shows.
All I needed was a dish towel and small pot holder, but you can use a regular sized potholder.
I gathered the middle of the towel and then stitched it to the center of the pot holder on the underside.
You then need to sew a button on the opposite side of the loop to be able to fasten it closed when hung on the oven door handle. Sew simple.
I also had time to make another apron. It’s bright pink and very cheerful. I’m hoping the owner will feel like cooking gourmet meals when she wears it.
Once again I have been missing from blogland because of life and because I just felt like I had nothing to blog about.
My flowers are florishing. Weeds have taken much of my time and sewing has taken a back seat.
I did finish an apron for one of my nieces, who specifically asked for an apron with a kitchen towel in the body of the apron so she could wipe her hands while cooking, plus she wanted fabric with chili peppers on it.
Now I’m working on an order for 8 utility aprons, which need to be done by the 15th of June.
The aprons are made from recycled jeans which means I get to use those jeans that I have saved for years. It’s so satisfying to finally make use of them.
Hopefully I’ll have more time for my blog now that it’s summer.