April 29, 2008

Use Darts to Shorten Jeans

Have never tried this myself but it looks clean & easy enough. Tute here via Cut Out + Keep.

April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Pillow Case Bag

Tute for making a pillow case bag from Martha.

Sewing Tutes Galore

Links here & here to Sew, Mama, Sew!'s tute contest. I esp. like the clothes pin bag 'cause I really need to make myself one of these!

April 17, 2008

Yes, yes ANOTHER tote

Ladies over at Stitch Lounge have a tute for a sew your own shopping bag. What I esp. like about this one is it has a little tie/snap thing-y so you can fold it up & stash it in your purse. PFD of tute can be found here on their blog.

Vampire Weekend

Peppy music for spring showers & flowers.

April 10, 2008

DIY Dog Toy

Lately, my dogs have been fighting over this one squeaky stuffed bone so I decided to help them make peace & sewed up a similar one. I free hand drew a bone shape (my mother says it looks more like a wrench & now every time I see I think that too - thanks mom!) on some fleece & sewed & stuffed it. I also added a plastic squeaker made specifically for dog toys. I use Dr. Noy's Replaceable Squeakers which I buy at my local pet store but you can easily find all sorts on the web too.

April 9, 2008

Really It’s a Change Purse...

...just dont tell my man that! He asked for a little bag in which he could keep his golf tees. I guess the ziploc wasn’t cuttin’ it. Nothing too special. Flickr tute used can be found here courtesy of Viteen.

Wild Garlic

Aren't they sooooooo beautiful? I actually squealed with delight when I saw it at the veggie market.

Homemade Dog Mat

I made a little sitting mat for my mum's wiener dog Lucy & it was easy-peasy! I merely mitered the corners on the denim bottom, inserted a piece of a padded quilted cotton fabric & then sewed down the denim edge to the quilted fabric. Voila!