Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sewing Strings

I've been working most of the day on my black and white string quilt that I started a few months ago. I had put it away for awhile and decided it was time to get it back out. Now I remember why I put it away. Sewing the same little lines over and over again gets pretty boring. Being bored isn't completely a bad thing because it inspires me to start other projects. I think I need to put the string quilt on hold for a little while and do some projects that can be completed faster.

My inspiration for my next project comes from a winter hat and mittens that I think are cute, some items I picked up while out with the girls this weekend and something my grandmother sent me. I'm also inspired by this link, so I think I'm going to make one to spruce up my non-festive living room.

Here is what my sewing room looks like as I'm working on these two projects:


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Yes, it's Vera

I made a bag for my friend Becca for Christmas. She has a slight obsession with Vera too, so I decided to use Totally Turq fabric for her bag. I was really happy with the color contrast.

Just don't look too close if you are familiar with military units. I put a patch on upside down...which needs to be promptly fixed! My friend didn't notice the mix-up and of course our husbands were too nice to comment...til a few drinks later. Luckily it is an easy fix! Happy New Year All!