Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Dance Bag and Other Stuff

I made this little dance bag as a birthday present for S and am now just getting around to posting about it. The pattern is Keyka Lou City Tote and can be found here. Although smallish for an adult, it is the perfect size for a toddler. The straps are perfect for wearing across the body if you are around 3 feet or so tall. Fabric is by Kokka of Japan. Don't you just love the little ballerinas?

It's been a bit slow around here in terms of crafting and sewing. I've been doing lots of thinking, planning, searching the internet for inspiration, buying patterns and books, and occasionally I will even pull out some fabric only to look at it and toss it onto my work table. Ah well, I am hoping to get a bit of motivation back tomorrow night when the girls are in bed. My next project is the Everyday Shopper from Amy Butler's Style Stitches. Something simple and easy that will (hopefully) kick me into action.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Is it really february?

My oldest daughter's birthday was yesterday. We celebrated with her friends at this cool place called PLAY Boutique. If you are ever in Portland with a restless toddler or preschooler, go check it out.

I made all her little friends a crayon art folio as party favors. So basically it is a little travel briefcase with pockets for crayons, a pad of paper, and a separate pocket for stickers or artsy knickknacks. The pattern is by ginia18 on etsy and can be found here.

Here is the one that S chose for herself. Main fabric is Amy Butler and polka dots are Michael Miller. I had a fat quarter piece of the Amy Butler and ran out, but lengthened the piece with the polka dots which I also used for the interior.

Here is the interior view. The green fabric is another Amy Butler.

Here is the interior of another art folio with polka dots again and a sweet birdie print from JoAnn's.

Exterior shot of the same folio. Don't you love the birds and trees? As much as I hate JoAnn's I do sometimes find really cute prints.

All 16 of the folios lined up in a row...
I'll be back in the next few days to post more pictures of projects that I've been working on.