Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tri- Fold Large Wallets

I have been making large tri-fold wallets for nearly 10 years. I just love that you can organize your whole life in one. I finally retired the one I made for myself 6 years ago. I feel rather bad for my old wallet. It had become like an old friend or that favorite pair of old jeans. BUT IT WAS TIME. I decided on a blue,gray, cream and green print by Amy Butler. In fact I liked it so much that I made another one just like it and put it on Etsy this morning. I love to embellish with special buttons. Either handmade ceramic, fabric covered or vintage.
The link to my Etsy listing. Please check out all of my listings.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Santa climbing a Candy Cane

Several days ago I finished a 7" candy cane with a 4" Santa. It was truely a labor of love because the Santa has tiny little legs and srms. Just turning and stuffing them was a chore. But I do love a challenge. The pictures don't do this ornament any justice. I have put him on ebay for auction. The starting bid was $1.00.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Busy Aug.

Wow where has this month gone to? My daughter and her 3 little ones were here for week. The twins are 3 and the little one is 2. They are busy...very BUSY! It took this Gran a week to recover. Gosh they are so cute though and say the darnest things.
Anyway I am getting back on track. I plan on sewing a bag or 2 today. Love going into my fabric stash.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Making Miniatures

It looks like a nice sunny day in Vt.
I have always enjoyed making miniatures. Why I am really not sure because it is more difficult and tedious. The parts are small and difficult to turn and even the stuffing is a chore. Once I get through that part the rest is fun to me. I used to make miniature quilts too. It is a challenge to get the points to match,but I love the challenge. It is the same way with miniature folk art.
This week I made a pumpkin witch riding a crow. It was well over 8 hours of work to make this piece. He is listed on Ebay this week. A true Halloween collectable.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

8 Ft. Sunflowers

This summer has been incredible. I have self sewn 8 ft. sunflowers in front of my shop. They just kinds over took the front of the shop. They were blooming before the end of June. I have enjoyed them so much I just had to share.