Friday, June 26, 2009

Grocery Bag Dispenser - Take 2

Here is the bag made out of upholstery weight fabric. You can't tell from the picture, but this kind of fabric gives the dispenser a nice heft. It seems like it might stand up a little better over time.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Grocery Bag Dispenser

Just what I've been needing - a grocery bag dispenser. Stuff the bags in the top, hang it up, and pull your plastic bags from the bottom as needed. No more searching for grocery bags! Whip up this quick project using Make It and Love It's tutorial. I changed it slightly by making it out of two fabrics. The top and bottom panel are 4.25 x 20 and the middle section is 17.5 x 20. This is my favorite kind of project - beautiful, useful, and quick! Use fabrics you love and this is going to make you happy everytime you look at it.
Here's a tip : since making this post, I've made this project again with upholstery weight fabric. It's even better!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monogram Pillows

I just made two of these for a family member - totally easy, envelope style felt pillows. There is no pillow form in this cover yet, but you get the idea. The applique was simple too. I printed out a letter in the font I wanted (this pillow is 18 by 18, so the applique is pretty big. I had the letter enlarged at Kinkos) , traced the opposite side and then used that to trace onto fusible web. This gives you an image that is correct on the right side of the felt when you fused it to the back ground. Make sense? Once it's fused in place just machine straight stich around the edges with matching thread.

I used a cool product for this project - soft, lovely felt made from recycled, plastic water bottles. Neat!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Little Girl Birthday Gift

My guy is going to his first kids birthday party tomorrow. Here is the gift I made for the birthday girl. Well, really I just embellished the shirt to go with a belt I already made from my coveted Amy Butler fabrics. I "stole" the belt from my etsy shop, but that's okay. It's not easy to whip up a gift that fast, so I'll take the help!