Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

I used some of my pink stash to make double-sided napkins for our Easter dinner. I'd rather be sewing than cooking, that's for sure! 

Stash Used:  6 yards
Stash Used, total: 263.85 yards
Stash Acquired: 0
Stash Acquired, total: 445.375

Charity Silent Auction

The bags are finished, and this one is going to be raffled at the Mom Prom on April 26.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fabric Friday

It's Fabric Friday! Well, that's not really a thing, but why not? My kids post old photos on their social media sites on "Throwback Thursday," so why can't I have Fabric Friday, when I pull the trigger on some of the fabric I've been "dating" in cyber shopping carts? Today, among other things, I ordered two yards of this:
Lily Gonzales-Creed - Farm to Fork - Houndstooth in Yellow
Designer: Lily Gonzales-Creed
Collection: Farm to Fork
Print Name: Houndstooth in Yellow
Think: funky pencil skirt. I ordered from Hawthorne Threads, where they've got the bacon print on order. I'll put that in my cart when it is available.

Stash Used:  0 yards
Stash Used, total: 257.85 yards
Stash Acquired: 11
Stash Acquired, total: 445.375

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Beach Bags

My mother taught me to buy shoes that I like in many colors. It suggests that you may not be able to get too much of a good thing. In the spirit of "one good thing deserves...MORE," I made more beach bags. Here's one I made with Annie's Soft and Stable, which is perhaps a mistake since the top doesn't pinch in as smoothly as I'd like.

It's always time to sew for charity, and I've dipped into the stash of fabrics I bought specifically for that purpose. These beach bags are sure to be appealing to the charity silent auction set, so I've started two for that purpose. I am waiting for the webbing to arrive, as I'd not stashed any in an appropriate pink. Anyone who knows me well knows that I've seen more pink in a lifetime than anyone needs to, and I really am not a fan of making a whole month, (October,) into Breast Cancer Awareness monotony. Nevertheless, the charities tend to draw a passionate crowd, and the cause is not without its deserving beneficiaries. I deeply wish that so much hype would be spent on ensuring clean drinking water for the entire globe, but I am not the one who gets to decide. Here are my works in progress:

And here is the scaled-down version I've made into my latest purse. It's from the fabric line "Hearty Goid Wishes," which I've found the need to hoard.
Stash Used:  9 yards
Stash Used, total: 257.85 yards
Stash Acquired: 0
Stash Acquired, total: 434.375