Wednesday, July 16, 2008

North Dakota pt 3

I soon realized as I began working here in this little apt on my little table that I needed to get organized. I was nuts misplacing things all the time--Also--I thought it would be good to have something I could use at home too--and to quickly pack up for classes. I have seen several projects--but I sort of made these 2 up in my brain borrowing from what I remembered seeing.

The little zipper bag has a loop of sorts I can carry it on my wrist or hang it on a hook--some pockets inside-some shallow for needles, etc, and some deep.

The roll I am very happy with--as an afterthought I attached 2 little rings on inside so it can double as an organizer in my sewing room hung on hooks but be rolled up to go with me, too . You can't see it but there is a flap that flips to inside about 1/3 way down before you roll it up so stuff can't fall out.

I like the fabric but it isn't my favorite-it was a bargain, but good quality- that is why I used it!! I couldn't bear to use something I might want for something else--and I only brought a few of my fabrics with me to North Dakota.

North Dakota Sewing Part 2

Other projects--aprons for Hannah and Patrick, toddler play pants for grandson, Krue.

sweet little girl dress for granddaughter Bright (and a doll dress to match!)
teeny little bluebrids floating on a creamy background.

I must say, that it took me a few of days to figure out what to do on the front--I couldn't find buttons I liked and I wasn't sure about applique. bought 3 different fabrics and 2 kinds of buttons. I am pleased with what finally evolved--a simple little bird applique I drew myself.

North Dakota Sewing part 1

One of the first projects was a sweet little bag to sling over my shoulder to go to the Farmer's Market or other shopping--something just big enough for the necessities so I wouldn't have to lug my BIG leather purse!

I used the same fabric to make 2 little organizers for the kitchen drawer here in the little studio apt.

ABOUT this fabric--I love it--it is from a dismembered garment from a stash of older fabrics I was given by Joann. She used to sew but was ready to part with all her saved fabric. It is a very smooth cotton--I just love it.

We have been in North Dakota a while. This is a yummy scone from the Dakota Bakery in Grand Forks. I love the wonderful slightly faded tablecloth--looks like vintage fabric--that graces the kitchen in the apt we are sub-letting for 2 months.