Sunday, January 29, 2012


Vera Copy ~ Lunchbox

My friend Kristin has a cute Vera lunchbox that I often envy while we eat.  I made a lunchbox a while ago, but the pattern was a lot bigger than I thought, and it turned out a little big.  (I have not posted that project, because there are too many flaws.  Maybe one day.)  So, I had a shape in mind, and I sketched a picture.  I figured out all of the measurements, and even though I doubted my math a couple times, it came together perfectly.  That happens so infrequently, I have to boast when it does!  

I used my new walking foot from mom2 to quilt the outer fabric to the inner fabric with the thermal lining in it.  It was so nice!  With a standard foot, the fabric puckers as it pulls the two pieces.  The dual foot didn't pull at all, and I didn't even have to pin the fabric together!  It was like magic! :)

I put a zipper in it, a pocket in the back, some piping, and a vinyl name-tag window.  I LOVE how it turned out.  There is not one thing I would change. It took a long time to cut, fuse, quilt, and sew, but all the details make it well worth it.

 Here is the lining.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Take Thatsy!

Harry Potter Copy-cat Jewelry

So on my new favorite website, Pinterest, I found this horcrux necklace.  It was on Etsy for around $70.  Well I loved the idea, but of course I didn't want to spend that much money!
Pinned Image

Above is my inspiration for my own $10 version.  It looks less eclectic, but I think it's a good substitute.  I used two cheap charm websites to compile my horcruxes and Harry Potter-themed necklaces.

I also made a silver one, which is just general objects related to the series.

Each was less than $10, which includes the 30 inch chain!  Take that, overpriced Etsy listing!

Shoulder Bag Updates

Here are some more bags I've made for Etsy or presents.  Katherine got the teal and navy one.  The rest are on, or will be on Etsy soon!

Dressform Cover

I made a zippered cover to replace the plastic bag that was protecting my dressform.  I think it's much classier than it's plastic predecessor.  I have a lot of this gray, decor weight fabric that I used (Thanks, Kat!), so I think I'm also going to make a sewing machine carrying case, and some other traveling accessories.  That's in the more distant future, but it would be nice to have a matching set.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas Decorations

Quilted Table Square

This Christmas I made a table square.  I don't have many decorations for Christmas, and I thought my table needed some attention.  I got some red and white fabric on clearance at JoAnn.  The back is green.  It's got fleece on the inside, so I can use it as a hot pad.  It's about 18" by 18".

It's nothing fancy, but just something to liven up the house.