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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Utility Apron

If you haven’t purchased the newly released One Yard Wonders then you are missing out.


This book has the best little projects using 1 yard of fabric or less.

My daughter has been doing craft fairs selling her jewelry.  I went with her to the first craft fair.  I decided that we would need some sort of utility apron to keep our money, cell phone and other odds and ends.  My husband is a carpenter and uses them for nails and things.  I borrowed 2 from my him.  Mine was plain and slightly stained and hers was clean but had “Manny’s Hardware” written across the front.  They served the purpose but we needed something much cuter.  I remembered seeing a great little apron in this book.  I decided to use a heavier weight decorator fabric…some Amy Butler in a beautiful sateen finish.  It has 2 layers of pockets, 6 in all.  I actually made 2 because when my friend Pam saw the one I made for my daughter well…



It was a huge hit with the other vendors when she wore it last weekend.  Sorry I don’t take orders.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Tic Tac Toe Revisited

Remember the little Tic Tac Toe game I made?


Well, when I showed my friend Pam she remembered a Tic Tac Toe pillow made for her by her Aunt Norma Richmond.  The pillow was square and about 2 inches thick.  The Tic Tac Toe grid was made with ribbon sewn onto the top  and there was a pocket on the back to store the playing pieces.  Aunt Norma also made one for Pam’s sister Beth.  Pam found her sister’s game last week while cleaning out the toy room.  She thinks this little game is about 40 years old.  The playing pieces are made of craft felt. 





Front with playing pieces.


Unfortunately some of the face components were lost over the years.  Very cute Aunt Norma!  I bet you never thought you’d be seeing pictures of this well loved game on someone’s blog 40 years after making it?  Oh look Pam, I win again!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

If it’s a little chilly,

and you can’t find the dog,

and you call her name and she doesn’t come,

and then you search the house and still can’t find her,

and then you make a sweep of the back yard and still nothing,

and then you search the house again and still no dog,

then you may want to check here:



Clearly someone needs a refresher course on the “come” command.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Pam’s Purse

After receiving several email hints and links to a cute bag on Moda Bake Shop I caved.  Well, not really.  Her birthday was coming up and she REALLY appreciates handmade so I made the requested bag for her.

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The bottom is quilted and has pockets all the way around…6 in all.  The inside has a small cell phone pocket and one slightly larger.  She loved it!