Monday, April 14, 2008

Here is my latest project. Its a purse I made for my sister. The inspiration came from a tutorial on cut out +keep. I used an old sweater that no one could wear anymore. I think it turned out really well. The picture is a close up of the bag. The character is from Legend of Zelda a deku sprite. I appliqued the fabric and added some embroidery. The buttons are supposed to be fireflies. I think the buttons really make the bag.
My sis loves the bag. All it needs is some top stitching...but I haven't got around to doing that yet.

Completing this project makes me want to do more purses and get some other sewing projects complete. I have an entire stash of clothes that I want to turn into other things. I'm glad I actually use some of it. It gives me hope that I might actually use some of it. Part of my stash is bunch of old jeans, I want to turn them into a blue jean quilt. I think the hardest thing about some of my sewing projects is cutting out all the pieces. I started on a quilt years ago...I only have two quilt blocks. Maybe I will get around to completing them this summer.

My newest obsession in crafting is shinky dinks. They are so much fun, simple and quick. All you have to do is trace a design color it with coloring pencils, markers or crayons. Then you sick them in the oven and they shrink to 1/3 their size. My sis and I are big Naruto fans. So we made some earrings (things in the stores are so expensive now...why not make your own accessories!)
Also Hello Kitty and Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas are thrown in too.

Till next time same penguin time...same Penguin channel!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hello Blogging World

Hello Blogging world!

I have been trying to start this blog for a long time. I start and stop and just generally don't know what to say. So...I am going to bite the bullet and jump in.

I love crafts. I think that there is something to be said about people who take the time to make their own things. I love to sew. I started sewing when I was in grade school. There was a lady with 4H that came to our school about once a month. She taught us all kinds of projects and one of them was sewing. My mom and grandmother also sew and I have learned a lot from them. My biggest sewing project to date was my Halloween costume from last year. I am very proud of it. It took about a week to put it all together and the funny thing is...I never wore it anywhere! But I still like it. The fabric is a purple-ish, cranberry; that faded into a silver color. The mask I am holding is a full mask that I painted silver and then glued on some of the fabric from the dress. Sorry... I know Halloween was long ago.
I will post more of my projects later. I can't find all of the pictures right now. Next time...more of my favorite crafts and projects. Until next time...Same penguin time, Same Penguin channel!