Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Christmas Already!!

I know, it is not nearly Christmas time yet. However, this idea came to mind a while ago for a wedding gift, and I just could not resist putting it up for grabs in my shop now. It would have seemed like a long time to wait to put them up in November.

So, inspiration was drawn from the super duper cute fabrics by Anna Maria Horner's Chocolate Lollipop collection which I had pictured below in my last post. I love them and I think they turned out fun and cute.

Now if I could just figure out the camera, they would pop even more with color.

It is not too early to get your hands on these as they would make great gifts, and they will warm up your kitchen for the holidays which are just around the corner.

I might have to get some Halloween ones made up soon. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Yummy Fabric!

Ok, so I got this stack of fabric in the mail the other day. What can be better than getting a package in the mail? I knew it was coming of course, and expecting the arrival. Here it is waiting to be used. I look forward to making some new kitchen towels.

Of course some of the fabulous fabrics I already use, and simply needed to restock my supply. However, I did get mostly new fabrics from Anna Maria Horner. I love bright fabrics. Now if I could just at these bright pieces to my own home decor somehow.

Oh, and stay tuned to this blog as I will be doing a giveaway soon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fanny Packs are Back! Or Are They?

Ok, so we are going to Disney World in September, and I was thinking that I might need something that is hands free to put all my junk in. Fanny packs came to mind, but the scary ones from my childhood in the 80's. Mine was florescent pink and neon green, and it was the bulgy scary looking type.

I decided to try a more modern version of the fanny pack. This is what I came up with. What do you think? My husband says it is still cheesy, so I need some honest opinions here.

I am not planning to wear a fanny pack for the rest of my life, so that is why I made it work three different ways. 1) With a long strap tied to each side made for across the shoulder. 2) Attatch a smaller tie and it becomes a wristlet. 3) Use the buckles sewn on the back or the ones on the side for a belt like fanny pack.

The inside is complete with a pocket for my cell phone, chap-stick, and a key ring.

I also made a matching slim wallet for my cards, a pen, and receipts. I really love this one! Oh, and I must not forget to mention that this fabric was thought up by my good friend Jodi. I was planning to make a skirt with the fabric, until I got it in the mail and I realized I ordered canvas instead of regular quilting fabric. Oh Well.

Anyhow, the fanny pack may not be back yet, but I think it was a good effort, and a great creation nevertheless. If you are lucky someday I will figure out how to make a pattern or tutorial to post on this blog and then you can make your own fanny pack.

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