Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Very Cool Bike

So I recently decided that it was time for me to start taking better care of myself. I've started swimming and I'm taking tennis lessons (I've got a lot to learn) but I also thought it would be nice to get active as a family. Biking seemed like a reasonable activity for all of us, especially since I can't stand running! I gave my old mountain bike to my sister-in-law, mainly b/c it wasn't comfortable for me and it seemed to be a great fit for her. Anyway, I wanted an Electra Cruiser but it just didn't have enough gears for the kind of riding I envision us doing so I chose the Electra Townie instead. Of course, I couldn't have just any color, I had to have the special cranberry pink with fenders. I love it! Lucy loves it! Plus I think that I might actually use it and that will be a very good thing.

Lots of sewing projects coming down the pike to keep me busy. More on those later.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Holiday mini-ornaments

Holiday mini-ornaments, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

At last, pictures of my mini-ornaments. I really need to get back to work on these! I only have two more to make and then I can quilt them, bind and finish with a ribbon. I think that the fabrics turned out great! The fabric is from Red Rooster. We're going to sell the pattern and fabric as kits at the shop. Each kit will have 10 fat eighths in them along with the pattern from Cindi Edgerton. Her tissue foundations are fantastic and her directions are very helpful as well. I do enjoy making these but it takes a certain amount of patience and attention to work on such a small scale. They fnish at just over 3 inches with the binding.

I started a skirt for Lucy today out of Denise Schmidt's last line of fabrics. Lucy picked out the fabric herself and specifically wants a skirt so that she can "spin around." I think it will be a quick project once I get all the pieces cut out.

Then again, I do need to work on those ornaments....

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dirty Little Secret Bag

Dirty Little Secret Bag, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

Ok, so here's just one little bag I've made. The others can be seen on flickr. I've made 3 of these so far but I have many more to go! I'm just having fun cutting into this fabric- I've been hoarding it for months, well maybe 2 years. Anyway, they're fun, quick and easy.

I've been making these for my friends who helped me out over the last few months. I have one friend who is a Mormom and is addicted to Dr. Pepper. I gave her one before her trip to Utah to hide her soda. My other friend loves chick-lit (think "The Manny") - I figure she can hide her books too.

I'm working on a bag for a friend of mine using Amy Butler fabrics from a few collections ago. I've decided that there's no reason to hang onto these fabric forever. I mean, Amy's fabric collection this season was fantastic. What I'm trying to say is that there's always more fabric....

Thursday, July 05, 2007

bag making

Things got a bit hectic around here this past week. I was diagnosed with a tubal pregnancy last week (real bummer) and am still in the process of dealing with the management of it. I was given a shot of a nasty drug, methotrexate, that essentially helps to dissolve the pregnancy. Unfortunately my body thought it was pregnant so I still have to have a miscarriage of sorts so lucky me, that's what I've been doing for the past three days.

But, the upside is that I've been sewing out of my stsh. Just handbags but still it keeps me busy. I have a project for the shop that I need to work on but I can't concentrate on it. Hopefully I'll get back to it next week.

I promise to post photos this weekend of all my bags and foundation piecing projects. Oh, and I tried out the Clover yo-yo maker and I have to give it a big thumbs-up! What else? Hmmm - I did buy some doll patterns to make Lucy's babies some clothes. I thought I'd also make Lucy some coordinating outfits. And, I received my pattern from Disdressed for the "A day in the Park Backpack Tote." I'll get to that soon!

Now if I could just find some time....