Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekend projects

This weekend was a busy one for me. Bright and early Saturday morning, I went to a bunch of a yard sales. I had them all mapped out and borrowed my dad's navigation system ( I really need one of these for myself!). I am new to yard/estate sales and I am soon realizing that most of them are never as good as they advertise themselves to be, but with a little digging and good negotiating you can score some great finds! One of the ads that caught my eye was a yard sale in Georgetown, MA. It listed tons of fabric, buttons, and sewing supplies, so I knew I had to check it out. I am glad I went! I arrived and saw boxes and boxes of fabrics. The woman running the sale was cleaning out her late mother's home. Her mother loved sewing and had rooms full of stuff. I dug through every box and quickly made a pile. Here a couple of pics of the fabric. The second one is mostly all wool. The top fabric is a really pretty Japanese pattern I can't wait to do something with!

I finished 2 projects this weekend as well. A friend of mine from work found a bed sheet with a pattern that she just loves. She asked me if I could make her a tote bag from it. The fabric is pretty thin, so I added some heavyweight interfacing to make it a bit more sturdy. I added a solid pink lining and front pocket and it turned out really cute! I hope she loves it!

Lastly, I recently purchased an Ipad. I love it and wanted to make a cover for it to keep it protected. For my first stab at it, I think it turned out pretty good! I lined it with fleece for extra padding and added a magnetic snap closure. I may have to add these to my store :) Thanks for visiting!!


  1. You got the Ipad! Congratulations! We both have new toys to play with now. The cover is so cute. ~Val

  2. Congratulations on your prolific weekend! How inspiring!!

    Great to meet you through the Blogging Buddies Etsy Team...
    I am your newest blog follower!

    I invite you to check out my blog, too!
    Mary C. Nasser

  3. Thanks Mary! I am following you now as well :)

  4. lovely items! I found you through the Etsy blogging buddies team. I'm a colored pencil artist, check out my blog:
    thanks, Susie

  5. Great items. I really like them.

    I found you through the Etsy blogging buddies team. New follower.
    I'm new to blogging but if you have the time, stop by my blog The Art of Crafts:

  6. Those are beautiful fabrics you found! Following you from blogging buddies! :)

  7. I do like the bag, and also the iPad cover. I don't have one, so no use for me! I might need a Kindle cover though...

  8. Thanks for the comments! I have been busy getting ready for the craft show season, so my blog has been neglected! I will have to catch up soon!