I got busy this morning and made some accessories this morning. I made a tri-fold wallet, tissue cover and I made a junk bag without a pattern! I knew what I wanted and just made it! I bought this fabric at the Fabric Center - Morris, Illinois!
The Tri- Fold Wallet pattern is from Craftsy the pattern writer is SusieDDesigns (with some additions by me)
A ruffled bag..... I even made some fabric buttons....
The room is finally organized and put back together.... I still have stuff to get rid of! Finally it looks better than a week ago!
Here is a sneak peek...
Mark built the desk in and added the shelves, I laid fabric down, and on top of it put a piece of plexi glass, I added cork board to the wall and covered it in fabric. I also added a light to the bottom side of the shelf.
My second sewing machine will go in this spot!
I found these cool mini bolt folders to help organize my stash! I love them they came from www.polarnotions.com
I still have a couple of things to deal with (the two drawer cubes next to my new little sewing spot and then see that green basket on the bar chair? yeah well it needs put away!) But at least it is functional again! I am still thinking of a Juki TL 2010 Q any thoughts? Better pictures to follow.....
I am so incredibly excited and humbled that I won one of the first prizes in the Bag of the Month Club!! My March Bag, with the great pattern by At Home With Mrs. H created, WON!!!! I am so excited, I cannot believe I actually won!!!!
It was an easy pattern to make, and I plan to make more from this pattern!!!
1st Prize: 25$ Gift Certificate from Southern Fabrics 20£ Gift Certificate from Minerva Crafts 3 PDF Sewing Patterns of the Winners choice from Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H. 4 Spools of Aurifil Thread
2nd Prize: 25$ Gift Certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics
I should show you what my craft room looks like at this very moment.... it looks like a CRAP Room....When we moved last fall and I chose which extra bedroom on the main level I wanted for my Craft Room, I chose the one with two closets.... you know so I could hide stuff in there..... I sold Stampin Up! for 12 years and honestly I quit selling it four years ago, and my heart just isn't in it anymore. I do like to make cards but I have enough stuff to make cards for the next umpteen years. I have gotten rid of tons of stuff and some of it is just hard to part with. I have so many great memories from it and met some of the most awesome people while selling it. I wouldn't even belong to our current church if it were not for Stampin Up... In saying that, I do not want to get rid of everything but really, I don't even send cards....
So I have emptied one closet completely and have made a trip to Lowe's to purchase shelving to turn it into a well organized closet that I can find anything in a second or two, ok I will still have to hunt for it, but hopefully it will be easier to find! I am hoping in reorganizing that I can significantly pair down on my extra stuff!
My plan is to make the second closet into an "extra" sewing machine closet! I recently purchased a nice machine and it sews great! The problem is I don't want to tear it up on some of the heavy stuff I have been making.. I already broke my accufeed foot and have had to replace that.... So I think I am going to get a straight stitch Juki..... I have heard rave reviews on it!
We will see how this pans out, you know one thing always leads to another!!!
So here is the mess I am looking at.... Mark is going to help me get the boards cut.......
Stay tuned I hope to have this cleaned up later today!!! Now who wants this stuff??? Come get it!
So here is a sampling of what I have been doing lately......
This is the smaller version of the Wavy Tote ..... from Sweet Bee Buzzings
and another Melba Messenger Bag from Jenna Lou Designs
And this was a first for me it is Aivilo Charlotte Designs... The Satchel.... can we say loads of pockets? My favorite thing to add to any pattern is at least one zip pocket and loads of pockets on the inside whether they call for them or not!