Saturday, May 28, 2011

Long weekend!

I look forward to these long weekends and always have a list of things to do in my head. Sadly, nothing much has been accomplished as of yet :(. I have 2 days left to get motivated! I did however make 2 great new totes! I made a great oilcloth tote that came out better than I expected! It has really sturdy handles and I just love how my new Pookie tags came out!

Oilcloth can be tricky to work with, but with a few tricks I think I have the hand of it now. When sewing on the shiny side, it helps to add masking tape to your presser foot. Otherwise, it sticks and doesn't glide along. Also, it helps to use a longer stitch length, that way you don't get so many close holes that can lead to an even bigger hole in oilcloth! 

Today, I just finished a great quilted tote. It has more pockets and also a magnetic snap closure. I love the colors too!
I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend! The weather so far here has been great! I am hoping to get to my gardening and post some pics of what I have growing so far.