Saturday, August 23, 2008

not much sewing

I haven't been doing a lot of sewing lately :( I'm bored with what I have been sewing and am looking for new ideas. I did come up with an idea for a clutch the other day - I want the bottom to have darts to round it out. I had it all planned out in my head with fabric and everything but now all I can remember are the darts.

I did sew a skirt a few days ago - I don't have any pics. With the left over fabric I made this clutch. It's a bit different than the one I have pictured in my head but I really really like it.

The inside is black and has really really stiff interfacing. I can't remember the name of it but it's almost like cardboard. The black portion of the outside is also interfaced with the same. I love the set in zipper. It was my first time putting one in and it went pretty well!

Today I also caught up on Project Runway. I don't have cable so I watch it online. All I have to say is I wish I had found out a lot sooner that I could watch it online!

Matilda likes it too! She got a little upset when I tried to move her but here she is watching and being in my way.

Monday, July 28, 2008

oh, hey

It's been a while - 2 months - yikes. A lot has happened but not a lot of sewing. For some reason I just couldn't bring myself to sew. I went home to California (from Ohio) twice in the last month. First my step-sister got married and for the second trip it was because my little brother got married. Both trips were a lot of fun! When I was leaving the second time I was ready to move back but now that I am home I'm not too sure anymore - it's the packing and moving across country thing - I'm just not ready for that again.

Anyhow - some things I have made in the last few days

I've also made quite a few wallets! 2 and a half larger ones and about 4 so far of a new design I made up for mini wallets.

Friday, May 30, 2008

swap update

I said I would update with a pic of what I made for my softie swap partner - well - I forgot to take a picture. But look what she made me -

I love it! The cutest walrus ever! He's even holding a fish!

I've been crocheting quite a bit as I have found the starghan pattern - I'm hooked on it. I've started 3 already and haven't even finished one yet :) The camouflage one won't get finished - I went to the store to get more yarn for it but can't find that colorway anywhere! I guess that's okay because Matilda seems to like it how it is - every picture I took of it she was right there rubbing up on it.

As if 3 starghans isn't enough I am also working on a Waikiki Scarf and 2 custom orders - 1 for a purse from the NYC fabric that I used on a clutch and wallet in my etsy shop and 1 for jewelry pouches for MeadowCrafts who will be using them for a craft fair in June.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I love swaps! I love seeing what other people make just based off what they read about you. I just finished the zipper pouch with surprise inside swap on swap-bot. I made my down stream partner a wristlet with a detachable strap. Inside I made her a little card holder and also sent some toys for her cats. She's an outdoorsy girl so I used the fabric below. I always forget to take pictures of the completed stuff that I make for swaps :( but I think she liked what I sent. Her cats did. She is a substitute teacher and said that the pouch was perfect for putting all her stuff in her purse.

This is what I got from my up stream partner. It's an upcylced pouch from a rice bag - amazing. Inside was pink fabric, lace, beaded ribbon, a cute pink flamingo button some cards and candy. Wow - everything was perfect - I love it ALL!

Here is a shot of the front

And the back - SO CUTE!

I'm also in the softies swap from Crafty Daisies. I haven't put it in the post yet so I can't show you but it has to be in the mail by tomorrow so I'll show it soon.

Saturday, May 03, 2008


So - I was googling myself (tell me you do that too) and found this. I don't know what Stylehive is yet - but i need to am going to find out. People have added my frame purse to their "hive". I don't know what this means but this is way cool! But - I do know that it means people outside of etsy are seeing me too!

Title: Etsy :: sewpink :: Spanish Lace Frame Purse - frame - sewpink - spanish Stylehive BM 348543
Tags:frame, sewpink, spanish, bagsandpurses, accessories, etsy, clutch, case, wristlet, wallet, handmade, purse, lace
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    moon trees and bacon

    So - it's been a few days ...

    Last weekend we went to see a moon tree - very cool - and after we went to a Pirates game - also cool. The trip took a while. We drove to southern Ohio for the moon tree then through West Virginia and into Pennsylvania. It was my first time in WV. I was very excited to see three states in one day and one very cool tree. If you are unfamiliar with moon trees you should visit this site. They started out as seeds that went to space aboard Apollo 14 on January 31, 1971. I didn't bring a camera but did have my phone so I took a few pics.

    This is the moon tree - it has it's own fence

    This is also the moon tree

    The plaque

    View of the lake - behind the moon tree

    Other than that I have added a few new things to my etsy shop. I have been sewing a new bag but have put that on hold until my new craft obsession passes. I've gotten the bug to create jewelry. As in shrinky dink necklaces. Here's one to look at Oh - and I made bacon

    Thursday, April 24, 2008


    I just signed up for RME and am now accepting it in my esty shop. Click the link below to sign up too - you'll get $25 and I'll get $10 for referring you :)

    Refer A Friend using Revolution Money Exchange

    I've been spending a lot of time outdoors and not sewing - since I still don't have any purse frames the need to sew feeling just isn't happening. Here are some pics from my backyard/patio

    This is what I managed to sew today - this was the only pic I took before my battery died. The inside is solid pink with a cell phone pocket and another little pocket. I like how it turned out. When I started it I had no plan and just started cutting strips of fabric and also found out that the fleece interfacing I got was not fusible so this was my first project with sew in interfacing.

    Thursday, April 17, 2008

    spanish lace

    So - I decided to sell the Spanish Lace purse and card holder on Etsy. I also made similar ones from Amy Butler fabric.

    Those were my last two purse frames. :( I'm surprised that those are so hard to find. No place has them locally. And for some reason - every time I make a card holder they come out in different sizes - I need to make some sort of pattern.

    I received the BEST comment from a recent swap on Swap-Bot
    I received your package today and was blown away. I almost cried they were so beautiful. You are an amazing crafter/artist. I wish I could give you thousands of hearts. I cherish what you sent me.
    When I read this I almost cried - It means so much when someone else - other than your mom - likes what you make. I really just wish I had taken a picture of what I made. It was for a swap based off this book. I made the Bag and the Make-up Bag. They were both really fun to make.