The girls love to color and cut while I’m in the sewing room. I usually give them the freedom to use whatever they want. Well, they found the Sharpies. I decided to make them a little mat out of some oil cloth scraps that I had laying around. An Amy Butler Weekender Bag gone wrong. I came across this tutorial and found some of these tips helpful. My Teflon presser foot… Awesome! It worked!! I was so shocked. Mine is pieced with no backing and I pinked the edges. The girls love it and I’m just glad to use those pieces up.
I’m on a mission to use up the fabric that I have. I don’t know how much longer I can last. I keep going to online shops and filling my cart, just to close the window. It’s torture!! Here are a few projects that have helped to purge my stash.
This is a banner that I finished up last night. It was fun to make and I love it. One of the letters is embellished with Swarovski crystals. That “n” looked pretty small to me, but it ate up about $5 worth of crystals. It’s not like I was using them for anything else. Note to self: Next time you’re working with crystals and gem glue, don’t be too lazy to go upstairs for the tweezers.
This is a mini patchfolio I whipped up for my son’s student teacher. I love this project! My stash of scraps will be gone in no time!
And this is a project that I have wanted to put up for awhile. I turned my little one’s too short overalls into this cute little dress. It was super easy. I cut off the strip of snaps, and sewed a triangular piece of fabric to the denim. Then hemmed the bottom. I am working my way up to full fledged garment making. Ahh, someday.
I’ll leave you with a couple of pics of “Crazy Gracie”. Love that munchkin!