I’ve been trying to create all sorts of things out of the fabric I have been designing, but I always seem to want a new purse. When I was trying to decide if I wanted to find a pattern to use or not, nothing really stood out to me. So I decided to just wing it and make up a purse pattern of my own. My ideal purse always has at least one front pocket for tossing in my keys and cell phone. Otherwise I am forever rooting around in the big pocket trying to find them.
You can see all the coordinating fabrics in this collection here
I found this haggard insulated bag thrift shopping with my sister. I thought it had a great shape and was a nice roomy size for packing picnics. It even has a little plastic trash can like insert which helps keep its shape and prevent spills from wrecking the bag. It was falling apart though and I wasn’t a huge fan of the colors, so I bought it with the idea I’d re-cover the whole thing.
I decided to use some fabric I designed called Heidi Braids. It’s an homage to my namesake Heidi. Little mountain girls with goats, wildflowers, butterflies, and mushrooms. Seemed perfect for a picnic. You can check out the coordinating fabrics here
Working on some illustrations inspired by vintage children’s records.
I’ve been having a blast working on some sewing related fabrics for Spoonflower. These illustrations are a bit different from what I normally make, but again-really fun to work on none the less.
May’s Crafternoon was all about English Paper Piecing, just like I did in my paper piecing necklace
, but larger sizes. I love paper piecing and I should of been working on my “five year quilt”, which at this point should probably be finished considering I started in back in 2009! But instead of hexes I wanted to try out diamonds, so I have basically started a second quilt. You can see some photos of my hex quilt here
was nice enough to use her Silhouette
to cut out the paper pieces ahead of time. She really makes me want to buy one with all the fun things you can do with it!
I made a pan of these snickers bar brownies
for crafternoon (the perfect excuse to make crazy indulgent sweets because there will be lots of people over to eat them up) The only changes I made were I did not add hot fudge to the mix and I didn’t add any peanuts. I keep the finished brownies in the fridge before cutting them, and that was great, but you can see in the photo above that once they sat out cut for about ten minutes they melted down into piles of brownie mess. They tasted really good, and someone said they were more like cadbury egg brownies. I agree, especially with out the nuts, the nougat was very much like a cadbury egg. So, very delicious, very messy, and very time consuming to make so one time is plenty.