Friday, May 1, 2009


I wanted to crochet something fun,
so I made a new purse.
The inside is the cutest,
I may have to turn it inside out.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Mom's Birthday Apron

I went to my new favorite quilt shop the other day and saw a cute apron. The sample was done with a solid piece of darling retro kitchen fabric for the front. The pattern showed a pieced front with strips about 2.5" wide. It was cute too just really busy. So, I tried this. I sewed 4 fat quarters together then squared it up to about 27". With the trimmed edges I made the ties and neck strap. Then I cut a piece for the back the same as the front, 27" square, spread it out right side up, pinned the ties in place (make sure they are inside the front and back sandwich) and then put the front right side down on top. You can pin it some more and then using about .5" seam sew around the outside leaving a hole about 6-8 inches to turn. Turn right side out and press. Then try it on to make sure the ties are how you want them. Top stitch around making sure the opening looks nice. Then fold down the corner between the neck straps, so that your face won't be covered up, and press it down. Then you have a fun square apron. The fun part is that you can piece what ever front you want.I made this one for my mom for her birthday. She has plenty of aprons but I know that she likes them and really, what else can I get her. She took it with her on her trip to Quartzite so that if it got dirty she could turn it around.

Dress Aprons

We have so many dresses in this house. I was trying to get rid of some because every hanger is used and the closets are bulging. But, of course I can't get rid of anything so I made some aprons. They were easy and fast and pretty much free. I used about 6 inches of fabric for the waistband on MaryJane's and Lindy's just needed a button and some of that elastic that comes on shoes.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Okay, this is old, but I just found the pictures. :) I still like it.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I made these aprons for the raffle at our family reunion. They were really fun. I should sew more. So many other things we have to do.

Friday, August 1, 2008

My Clutterbag!

Hey all! I made my own clutterbag with the help of my friends Kaarina and Clair. I just posted about this on our Merinate blog....if you want to see more pics and details check it out. Here are a couple of pictures to wet your appetite:

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cowgirl Quilt for Briana

My friend had a baby last week so I put together this little quilt for her. It was fun to make and pretty simple! Chani will show you her version soon. We want to start sewing once a week anybody want to join us?