Tuesday, March 3, 2015

More Santa Blocks

42 out of 90 done.  I need to sew down the flaps on the points, it's becoming daunting. Set number 7, number 4 on the list.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Wooden Gift

And, our friend Richard,is a woodworker, and brought us this wonderful wooden truck.  It is intricate, and beautiful.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


My friend Janice, came bearing gifts.  The top is a beautiful Scripture cover, and the green underneath is a casserole carrier.  The other side is pieced, I should have taken the picture that way, and may yet.

I made the medium size Open Wide Zippered Pouch.  It is the black one, and I used batting on that one.

I rearranged a little to make things more attractive, hopefully, and this is the main change.  I added the candy jar, wonder clips in crystal bowls, and flower frogs from ebay.  I also moved my mug rack-scissor rack over here. 

Temple Bag Making with My Friend, Janice.

My third Temple bag, front.

Back of my Temple bag.

Janice's first Temple bag.  I did the prep, and she did the rest.

The back of Janice's bag.

The insides of our bags match. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Second Try

Bird's eye view.
The first try is inside.  The large and the small, no mediums, yet.

My zipper tab is on the outside this time. 

I didn't like the crinkly look of the small one with the interfacing, and I thought maybe all the extra seams would be enough for some extra body on the large one, but I think it could do with more body.  Maybe, batting.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


I saw these on Instagram, people were making them from Noodlehead's blog here, and on impulse I decided I needed to make one.  It's her Open Wide Zipper Pouch, in three sizes, this is the smallest.  It started off badly, when i saw as I had started ironing on interfacing, that there was a huge stain, about the size of a silver dollar.

Bad went to bader, when I sewed it up, and turned it right side out.  The left side is supposed to have a cute little tab, and my end is on the inside, not the outside.  It did save me having to make a tab though, just trying to look on the bright side.

It does open wide though, and even mine, with it's major faults, came out kind of cute.  The interfacing makes it kind of crumply looking though, I'm going to make another, but maybe this time I'll leave it out. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Temple Bags 3 and 4 (aka Huge Messenger Bag)

My Quilt Diet had a quilt along for these, and since my friends from Idaho are visiting next week, I've been doing the prep for the lady of the pair and I to make them while they're here.  There's still plenty left to do, bottom to top:   inside flaps, exterior, straps, zipper pockets, other 5 pockets, and interior lining.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sets 1-5 Santa

Set 4

Set 5

Mix of sets 1-5 to .see if it works adding purple and black to the original green, blue, red, gold, and cream.  I'm not swapping, so I'm trying to make it scrappier

Sunday, February 1, 2015