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!

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