August 5, 2015

Birthday Projects Finished...

Brynwood Needleworks - Sweetwater "Love Zipper Bag" and Noodlehead Zippy Wallet
I have more gifts to make toward the end of the month, but the gifts for two special, little girls are finished now. These are on their way to Birthday Girl #2.  You saw the "Love Zippered Bag" in yesterday's post. The little wallet in front was what I made about an hour!

It's a great coin purse made from a tutorial on Noodlehead. Anna shared the whole technique HERE on her blog. I know I'll be making many more.
Brynwood Needleworks - Back of Love Zipper Bag and Zippy Wallet
I got the label on the back of the zippered bag, and then added one to the back of the little wallet right away. They weren't complete without them.

I really believe that everything you make should have some sort of label to "autograph" your work. You can use anything - from the woven labels I'm fond of, to little hand written labels on twill tape - or right onto the fabric - with a permanent pen.
Pristine by Robert Kaufman
When I posted the photos on Facebook, I received compliments on my fabric choices. I though you might like to know which fabrics I used, but I'm not sure whether or not they're still current. "Pristine" was the line I used for the exterior fabric.
Jackie Clark for Benartex
The blue dotted stripe is by Jackie Clark from Benartex. I don't know the name of the line, though, because all I had of it was cut into fat quarters...and this was the only section of selvage with any information on it. Poo!
In case you're wondering what's up next...I have a commission for another clutch wallet in the swimsuit fabric. It's all cut out, interfaced and waiting for me to assemble it. Lunch with friends today and then I'll start putting it together.
The rain stopped long enough for our yard to dry up a bit. We were thinking we'd need farm machinery to bale up the long grass if we didn't get it cut pretty soon. I like riding around on our mower. I have time to just think about what I want to make or do.
Thankfully, we were able to mow yesterday, so our yard is back to looking civilized. I can go to the studio and play again...guilt-free!


  1. Very sweet birthday gifts and sew elegant in your signature style. Your labels really do enhance and "sign" each gift you create. Too much rain is quite opposite our NO rain. Lawns here cannot grow and they are turning brown. Well, not really brown as now California is "spinning" this too...our lawns are "California Gold". Guilt-Free day of Creative Bliss Dear!

  2. So pretty...and what could be a better birthday gift?


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