Sunday, March 11, 2018

SSS - Sewing Small Stuff

This is so true,
especially for makers.

I've pretty much only been sewing small
since my adventure with doggie blocks
and my two week visit to North Texas.

Playing.  Puttering. Using up scraps.
Brought home this pattern from a visit to a LQS last weekend,

Anything But Boring

and made Crafty Daughter this cute little snack bag.

It's a really fun pattern, has four sizes,
and is quite simple to put together.
But it took more than two hours!

I made the second size,
and lined it with laminated fabric for moisture resistance.
I'm looking forward to making one of the larger sizes
as soon as I find just the right fabric.

I've always been fascinated with granny squares,
and couldn't resist using up some scraps
to make these.

Unfinished, they measure about 4-3/4".
I have no idea what I'm going to do with them,
but they sew up quickly,
so I'm just going to keep making them
and see where it leads.

the other day
and I couldn't resist! 

I copied her quilting, too!
It was the perfect way to make Crafty Daughter 
some fresh, new pot holders.
When I showed them to her, she said,
"I wondered if I was ever going to get some new ones!"
So, thanks, Amanda Jean!

I really loved making them.
It was difficult not to make more for a quilt,
but I showed restraint.
And it's a good thing I did,
because that same day, CD bought a travel shoulder bag pattern
for me to make her for her annual trip to Washington, DC
with her students.

Sew Much Ado

It will be a challenge.
There are a few things I've never done before.
Just cutting out the pattern and taping it back together
was a monumental task.
I'm excited to start sewing!

I took a page out of Linda/Scrapmaster's book
and made a new pillow from my little bitty triangle scraps.
These were saved from my blog hop quilt with Tilda Fabrics.

I don't know if you can tell from the picture,

but I quilted it with mint green thread.

And last but not least,
I prepared a wall hanging, to gift a very special little girl,

for my hand work during my travel back east for the summer.
Once I embroider the word circle,
I'll applique the dresden plate.
Oh, oh, oh,
I almost forgot!
Yesterday, I saw a Great Horned Owl for only the second time ever,
and was able to snap a quick picture of it.

As always, if you click on any of my pictures,
they will become larger.

Thanks for popping in!
Enjoy your week!