Monday, May 14, 2007

All I wanted for Mother's Day...

was to be able to have my sewing machine out all weekend! I sewed up a storm.

First up was this bag from Tiny Happy
tiny happy bag

I used a piece of silk my sister brought me from Uzbekistan. I thought that it would be too floppy even with a lining, so I used Peltex to give it some body. Something a little flimsier might have been better, but I really like how it came out. I think I will add some sort of closure to it, a toggle of some sort I guess.

Next up, two totes for the kids to use to transport library books to and fro.
library totes

I got to use some of my fabrics from Superbuzzy. The pattern for the bags is from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing.

Also from Lotta's book is this tool roll, which now holds my crochet hooks
cases closed

cases

I winged the case on the right, which is for sewing needles.

And right before my family served me a wonderful dinner, I started this guy
doll

From Joy's Waldorf Dolls 8" Pocket Love Doll, for our new nephew. I made a doll from this pattern for my son when he was about 1.5 years old. I sewed that one by hand, and now that I think of it, it was the first thing I ever sewed. I'm happy to say that it is still intact, and he is still a guest in my son's bed from time to time!

It was a wonderful day, and it was so much fun to sew all of this stuff!

2 comments:

Kiandra said...

i loved seeing all of your sewing creations!!! i love that silk bag...and the totes!
and the waldorf doll...i wanted to make one for my lil ones fourth b day but couldn't get around to it...is it hard? i've been thinking about making some for the lil babies coming.
i hope you had a wonderful mother's day!

krista said...

Wow! I love Waldorf dolls. That is going to be so great when it's done! I hope we get to see the final product!