I’ve been working on these new cross-body bags for months among the other parts of my life. I had the idea of creating textural crazy-patchwork bag flaps and then decorating on top of the patchwork. Remember the glass beads and embroidery thread I posted about? I happily put those to use. Each bag flap is… Continue reading Newest Cross-Body Bags!
Remember this post where I showed you my embroidery-on-floral-sheet project? Five months later, I am finished making this boho tote bag! I had used that project to have some more fun with doing latticework embroidery, where you laid threads in a criss-cross pattern and then stitch x‘s over each crossing. I aimed to cover many… Continue reading Embroidery, Sequin, and Bead Boho Bag Creations!
I’m continuing my embroidery obsession, as you can see below. The next two photos are of a tote bag I am making for myself. I cut out pieces of fabric from the yellow floral vintage sheet featured in this post. I looked at the big flowers and decided they needed some filling in, so I… Continue reading Embroidery and Linen Bags
Last summer I experimented with making my own sunhat pattern. I was quite pleased with how the hat turned out! Because I was so pleased, I immediately began picking out fabrics to make another one. Because, it’s just fun to make things when you are pleased with your own design. 😀 I poked around in… Continue reading Watermelon Silk Sunhat, Beaded Crocheted Flower Blanket, and Lime Green Bag
I’m excited to show you a bunch of photos today! This past week I finished making ten colourful boho style pillow cushion covers for a interior design makeover project I volunteered to help with. Two women who were spearheading this project for the big entryway at St. John’s United Church of Fall River asked me… Continue reading Colourful Boho Style Pillow Cushion Covers!
I went through my photos today to curate collections of some of my favourite creations so far of the things I’ve made in the past six years. I am in the midst of applying for a couple of juried craft shows for the fall, so here is a post where jurors can see the variety of techniques,… Continue reading My Favourite Creations So Far!
I’ve been busy again with making mittens, a couple of bright wristlets, some pillowcases, and some art notecards. Here we go… I will have fifteen pairs of recycled fluffy wool mittens for sale! I created my own mitten pattern using my knowledge of geometry (that was fun!). I started off using some thick wool, but then… Continue reading Mittens, Wristlets, Pillowcases, Art Notecards!
Value Village had a 50% off sale on clothing and bedding recently. Guess who drove to both local stores in a single afternoon and spent the whole time poring over racks of clothing and sheets?! My daughter came along, and though dragging by the end, she had fun watching me go nuts over linens and… Continue reading Thrift Haul From Value Village
Well, I’ve had a busy summer with household and family projects in addition to craft projects, thus the gap in between posts again. However, today I was able to take a bunch of photos, and now I will catch you up on my progress towards the fall craft shows! One project I did was to… Continue reading Craft Area Gets Reorganized; New Items Made
I went to a thrift store yesterday – they were having a 50% off sale on clothing and bedding. I found FOUR beautiful cotton vintage floral sheets!!!!!!!! A friend was with me, and she had to listen to me go on and on about how excited I was about these finds. I don’t think I’ve… Continue reading Vintage Cotton Floral Sheets!!!!!