May 28, 2011

Portland Saturday Market Buys

I forgot to mention in the previous post about my finds at the Portland Saturday Market.  Here are just three of my finds. I bought a few more items, but these are some of my favorites.

 Love this wallet!!  All made out of duct tape. Crazy cute, right?
I bought this hat and wore it every day in Portland.  Not really the time of year to wear here in Texas!!!

I bought this clutch at the market too. I may just have to return her Etsy shop for more items!!

The inside of my clutch. 

Wish there was a market here like this every Saturday in Texas.  Guess I will just have to keep shopping on Etsy!!

Back from Vacation

Before we left for vacation, I didn't get a chance to download all that I had been working on. Now that we are back, I can show you some of the items I worked on before we left.

This pattern is available through my friend Michelle over at I like orange, too!.  Check out her cute patterns!
Here is the inside of the bag.  I love this Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 line. I can't get enough.
 A pouch from the Amy Karol book Bend the Rules sewing.  I can't make enough of these little guys!
I made a pouch for my friend at work who likes owls.  I unfortunately used white interfacing and it showed through in a few spots. I am getting some black interfacing and making another one.  Oh shoot - that means I will have to hold on to this cute thing myself!!

I had my first big order from my Etsy shop before vacation for a bride looking for bridesmaids gifts.  I made 9 sets of bags for the bride and her bridesmaids.  It was so much fun to make things for other people and to have my first big order!! 
I also completed some bags that a few of my friends liked at work but I forgot totake photos before delivering them before we left town. 

We spent one week in Portland, Oregon and fell in love.  What a great city and really an overlooked paradise in my humble opinion.  Here is a quick snipet of the vacation:

I have some orders from friends to begin to work on now that the vacation is over. I have to say the orders really do make my day though.  What fun it is to see people carrying something that you made.  Off to sew!!

May 2, 2011

Help My Non Profit!!!

Just a quick break from crafting.  I work for an organization called Cancer Care Services.  We help people in the Fort Worth area with medications, equipment, COBRA payments, and emotional support who have been diagnosed with cancer.  We are in a non  profit event with Chase that the first 100 agencies that are voted for through Facebook gets $25,000.  We could help so many clients with that much money.  If you are not interested, do not feel like you must.  If you want to help, you must have a facebook profile.  Here is a link to the site within Facebook: Chase Community Giving.

Thanks for considering the help!!  Now back to crafting updates - hopefully some more tonight!!

May 1, 2011

Summertime Preparations

I am starting to make bags, clutches, lap quilts and neck pillows for this summer's vacations.  Here are a few of the projects I completed this weekend:

My wash and wear bags for vacation for
A neck pillow for my husband.  No neck pains for us!!
The back of the neck pillow is made with orange
My neck pillow completed in a patchwork design
Love the Central Park line.  My favorite Sandi Henderson fabric EVER!!
An Artsy Clutch from Amy Karol's book Bend the Rules Sewing. I can't stop making these.
Heather Bailey's Smarty Girl Bag in Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2
My mom spotted this fabric line while we were shopping last weekend. I became obsessed with it and had to go back for it. I had the granite and yellow, and needed the aqua and purple too.  Needed it!!!! 

Still to do:
  • A lap quilt for the plane
  • Hubby's Bag
  • My tote bag for the plane
Already completed:
  • My travel wallet
  • My eye mask
I travel in style!!!
Hits Since January 9, 2009!

Free Hit Counter by Pliner.Net