Shawnee's Secret Santa

I am a young creative minded mother of boy/girl twins. When we decided to start a family, twins were never in the mix. They have proven to be a blessing and joy and it is a wonder to watch them grow and take in the world around them. I currently work outside the home full-time and find that working along with raising an active (read= exhausting)little family of 6 (can't forget the doggies)can be a bit of a challenge. I decided to purchase a sewing machine to give my creative side a much needed boost. Over the past 6 months I have been teaching myself to sew through my own trial and error and reading of blogs and books. It seems that I have a knack for this sewing thing as I have taken to it like a fish to water. I look forward to sharing with you a little on my life and crafting projects as things take shape!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another project for the books

I bought a pattern for the SWEET AND SASSY PLEATED HANDBAG last year from artsy-craft babe on etsy. Thus far I have made one of these for my Mom and my MIL. I adore this pattern. It is easy and well written. It also makes for a fabulous bag at the end. I need to make one for myself.
Well mom had hers since November and asked me for something more summery. I gave her some fabric swatch choices and she picked some lovely fabric from Heather Bailey's Pop Garden Collection. I pulled out some extra red fabric I already hand in my stash and whipped this up. I really like how it came out and I'm sure mom will be happy with her new purse. Now it is on to the three (yes three) nursing civers I am making for pregnant friends (with matching burp cloths) and the I Love Lucy Apron swap I entered. Ahhh. the joys of project sewing! I already recieved my apron fabric and picked what style I'll be making. I hope my partner will enjoy it!