Friday, April 29, 2016

A little project...

My niece asked if I could make some more burp cloths for her baby, my grand-niece.  Sure!  Found some leftover flannel, bought a couple inexpensive towels, and viola! New burp cloths! She did ask me not to make the "notch" for the shoulder that I'd done for the other burp cloths I made her. So both sides are straight.



Stashbusting:

1 and 1/2 yards of fabric
1 spool of leftover thread

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Since people found out I can sew (and quilt)...

I've been doing some commissioned sewing and quilting!






A customer gave me an apron and asked me to make 3 copies of the style in Christmas fabric. She left the choice of fabric up to me. I made 3 identical aprons from Mary Englebreit's Christmas Cookies fabric.

I also made 3 identical aprons from Robert Kaufmann's Christmas Recipe Card Collection.  The customer now has two choices. The remaining aprons will go into my Etsy shop. 

Stashbusting:

4 spools of various threads leftover from other projects.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

I've been busy!

First, I'd like to announce my new Etsy shop!  YAY!  I finally did it!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MerryMadeStudio

I have spent most of the last 3 months sewing and quilting to fill the Etsy shop and to finish up some projects for family and friends. I decided to tally up what I've made so far this year (since January 10). Whew!  I've been busy!  Current tally:

3 crocheted afghans (1 is in the Etsy shop)
2 pot holders
2 embellished towels
23 microwave bowl cozies (12 are in the Etsy shop)
1 apron
1 table runner
3 Quilts Of Honor of my own dsign
10 panel Quilts Of Honor
10 dust covers with accessory pockets (4 covers went to the Etsy shop)
7 tote bags
7 quilts (for the Etsy shop)
2 fabric baskets (for the Etsy shop)
2 terrycloth bunnies

WHEW!  And there's still more to come!

A crocheted afghan backed with fleece...

One of my kids is learning to crochet so I helped put together the squares after they were finished.  I then backed the crocheted "patchwork" with fleece so it'd be extra warm.  



Camo and pink for a little grand-niece. 


The fleece back. 



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Seven Tote Bags...

My sister asked if I could make her some tote bags to use as gifts.  I had great fun searching the web for various free patterns.  Each bag is different, I tried several patterns and I also altered every one of them to suit what she asked for - outside AND inside pockets. 

Each of the wide bands across the front are pockets - but there is a matching band on the back, with more pockets! Some don't have inside pockets because they have several outside pockets.


4 outside pockets.


6 outside pockets and 1 inside pocket.


4 outside pockets.


4 outside pockets, 1 inside pocket.


6 outside pockets.


4 outside pockets.


6 outside pockets, 2 inside pockets.

StashBusting:

About 6 yards of fabric
2 yards of lining fabric
4 yards of fleece
2 spools of thread