Tuesday, June 9, 2009

wedding goodies part IV

One of the first things we bought for the wedding, and don't ask me why, were some 9 inch wooden letters. They were on clearance at Michaels and I had a grand time imagining what I would do with them. We got an F that was turned into an L, and O, V, and E and figured we could put it on the cake table...back when we thought we might have a cake. I finally decided to cover them with a layer of batting and then some fabric so they would be kinda squishy. It was not the easiest thing I've ever done, but it came out well. I did two letters in all one fabric and two in patchwork. Let me just tell you, elmers craft bond glue is the best stuff you will ever find. Seriously, it adheres anything!

This is the final result. We still have to figure out where we are going to put them....details, details ha!

I don't think I have any projects lined up that will be finished in any sort of short time frame, but you never know what I'll come up with!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tote Bag

My new purse is finished! I managed to get it done last week but then slacked on uploading pictures and such, but here it is!

I followed a tutorial on this blog, but kind of modified it to fit my needs. Mainly I made it smaller since I wanted it as a purse, and I added a few pockets inside. I put two smaller ones for my cell phone and chapstick and whatnot, and then a longer one for my recipets and coupons and so far it is working out really well. I also used a layer of flannel inside instead of fusable fleece because I had it already and I didn't need it to be too thick. I really like the way it came out.

I don't know yet what my next project will be. I don't have anything pressing so I think I am going to collect some coupons and go to joanns periodically and get some fabric for a quilt. I have one fabric already that I want to use and the other day I saw some others that would go with it perfectly. That will probably be a more long term project though. And I think I need to make myself a pin cushin if I can find a cute pattern I like. That's all for now! I will put up a wedding craft later this week :)