Archive | June 2012

Mark it with a ‘B’

I recently purchased some beautiful graphics from Graphique on Etsy that I thought would make great pillows. Here is one that I made for my very good friends the Belangers. I used linen fabric and green fabric printed with branches with a Japanese look. It turned out gorgeous! I printed the ‘B’ using my inkjet printer right on to my linen fabric. I discovered a really cool way of doing this. I took an 81/2 piece of card stock, sprayed it with quilters basting spray and laid my piece of fabric on top. I can’t believe how easily it went through my printer! I know the pictures are sort of wonky, had to get this beauty ready to take as a hostess gift to the Belangers.

Bags Galore

I’ve been keeping busy sewing up these really cute bags. I love these! I use them for taking my small knitting projects with me, sock knitting and lace knitting stay nice and neat. I love using the drawstring bags when I go on vacation. I use them to carry my suntan lotions, camera and brush, whatever fits. I’ve even made ones to keep my shoes in.They can be used as a really cute summertime purse when all you need to carry is a credit card, phone, keys and lipstick!

I am sure there are 1,000 and 1 uses for these, so I’ll just keep sewing. The hardest part is picking out the fabrics, they’re all so beautiful.

BTW: I now have an Etsy shop. There isn’t very much there, just starting out. Wish me luck

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SticksandPins