Monday, September 29, 2008

Give-A-Way #2

In celebration of the awesome state of our national economy I am offering my second give-a-way. Up for grabs is a fantastic crayon roll. See the post below for details and pictures. If you are the lucky winner, I will create a custom design (from my current selection of fabrics) and include an embroidered first name. And to make this offer even more exciting.... if someone you refer to my site wins...... I'll make one for you too.

So here is how to win.

1.Make a comment (on this post only!) . Be sure to include the name of the person that referred you to my blog. If your profile does not include an email address you may want to include that also.

2. Send all your friends here and have them post a comment... make sure they mention your name!

How much easier could that be? You have until this Friday, October 3rd to post a comment.

Small print Info:
Only one entry per person. The winner will be picked at random. Even though I love many of you and want YOU to win... I will be fair!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Crayon Roll

I made these the other day for my kids ages 3, 5 and 7, and they have loved them. They are the perfect travel case for crayons. I found the directions at Skip to my Lou . I made a few modifications including adding a Velcro closure instead of a ribbon. I wanted my kids who don't know how to tie a bow yet to still be able to open and close it easily. It holds 16 crayons and is approx 5" tall. I made one for my nephew yesterday and added his name on the outside. What a great gift for all those little artists.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Bag..... as promised

Here is one of my new bags. It is a messenger style diaper bag. Although, with a few alterations could be used as an everything bag. The pictures show the front view, outer side pocket, inside view and back. This bag is approx. 14" wide x 12' tall x 5" deep with a 16" drop from shoulder to top of bag. This can be worn over your shoulder or with the strap across your body. Anyone taller than 5'5" may want to lengthen the strap if you want to carry it with the strap across your body.
The fabric I used was an experiment. I found a cotton laminate. It is your basic cotton with a thin clear vinyl coat on the top. That is why it looks very shiny in the picture. It is great for a diaper bag because you only need to wipe it with a damp cloth to clean. It is not machine washable. Although there are many positives about this fabric, it was very hard to work with because it can not be ironed on both sides. The creases from shipping were hard to get out. For this reason I'm not offering this fabric at this time..... OK maybe with lots of begging and pleading and an extra fee. :) I'll be making another one of these in the next few weeks using a regular cotton fabric... so look for pictures.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Recent Projects

Some of these are repeats of earlier designs, but still worth showing again.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

What's New.....

Here's what's new in my little sewing world:

My machine came back from vacation. She is working like a champ!
I've been working on a few projects that I'll post pictures of later. Some are gifts and I don't want to give away any surprises.
I have made a few NEW bags. As soon as I take the pictures I'll post them.
I ordered a book called "A is for Apron". It has the cutest vintage aprons you have ever seen. I am excited to give them a try.
I am already looking ahead to the Christmas rush. I am heading back to work full time and won't have as much time for sewing. :( So what that means for you is that you need to get any Christmas orders in ASAP. I will have to cut off orders after Nov. 15th and possibly sooner depending on how many I get. So start thinking ahead!
Please become a follower. Scroll down and on the right you can sign up to be a loyal Signed with Stitches follower. I am thinking about having a monthly drawing just from my follower list.
Bye Bye for now. Look for more pictures soon!

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Winning Creation

Just wanted to show the placemat purse that the Give-a-Way winner received. Her favorite color combinations for the moment are brown and orange. Enjoy Emily!