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.
A few months back I bought a denim jacket at Walmart for $7.00 which I thought was a great deal.
I didn’t need it, I just wanted it so that I could experiment with it. So I went out and bought some trim.
As soon as I was home I decided to pin the trim on. It looked good, so I decided to go ahead and sew it on.
Well this is how it turned out. Not sure if I like the look. The trim might be too big.
Maybe some more embellishments would make it complete, but in any case I’ll have to wear it now.
I might try it with leggings or my skinny jeans.
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.
Why does time vanish so quickly?
Of course, doctor appointments, dentist appointments, grandkids sports games, and daily chores help time disappear quite fast.
My next craft show will be in May, so I need to start sewing more items.
It’s been lots of fun sewing my Mexican themed pillows.
Right now I’m working on my Sombrero Sue pillow. This pillow will also have the red pom pom trim.
I’m also working on my little dress dish towels. I love making these because it’s like making little girls dresses.
Th pattern piece for the top of the dish towel dress is lost somewhere in my sewing room, so I had to make my own simple pattern for the bodice.
So tomorrow after my doctor’s appointment, I’m hoping there will be time to sew.
This pillow started as a donation for my daughter’s fund raiser. Well, the fund raiser was cancelled, but that’s ok because I can use it at my craft shows.
I made it with some Mexican textile fabric that I had in my stash.
As decoration for the front of the pillow I made some felt flowers on my Go Baby accuquilt machine.
Loving bright colors, I chose pinks and reds with lime green leaves, and I machine embroidered them onto the fabric.
I added some vintage yellow buttons to the center of the flowers.
Wanting to add some more pizazz to it I added pom pom trim all around the pillow.
It was easy and fun to make except that the textile fabric did tend to unravel along the edges as I worked with it.
Well I’ve made three items already, and yes I know that’s not really going to get me into a craft show. But it’s a start!.
Soon we’ll be able to sit outside and drink a strawberry soda. This is a fake one, but I’ve always wanted to make one like this.
The very first time I saw this, many years ago, it was made with carnation flowers for the top, now people are making it with taffy candy. This idea is on Pinterest and so very easy to make.
Owls are also a favorite of mine to make. I made my own pattern pieces and is so easy and fun to sew.
Easy is what I do because I just don’t like hard or complicated.
My whimsical cat is from my own pattern, it might need a little tweaking, but I’m just not sure yet what to tweak. I’m open for suggestions.
I have to get back to my sewing. Have a fun Valentine’s Day.❤️💜❤️💜
I think I’ll give it another try. I’ve always wanted to do the craft shows, which I did try about 2 years ago. I just wasn’t prepared the way I should have been.
My lack of inventory was a problem, which I still don’t have, but I plan on doing some sewing , except, life always gets in the way. So I need to organize my time and get myself to sit down at my sewing machine.
I need to start creating again, using my imagination and getting motivated. The need to do research on what the new trends are and what’s selling at the craft shows is an important step to success .
Okay, I think I know what needs to be done. Tomorrow is a good day to start. Right now I need to go read my book.
Well, I’m all finished with Frida, so this morning I took her and entered my wall hanging into the fair exhibits.
I had so much fun trying to capture the essence of Frida, maybe not her looks, but her colorful way of life.
She will be viewed by hundreds of people, some will like her and some will not, but that’s ok, because I am pleased with the outcome.
I think I influenced my daughter and grandson to enter their projects as well.
My daughter had made the Mad Hatter’s hat into a donation box for the school play and decided to enter that. It’s a fun and unique project.
Our grandson loves to draw and he is quite good. Since boys love drawing robot type figures, that’s what his project was.
We hope our family members and friends will support us and visit the exhibits to view our projects.❤️💜❤️💜