Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sewing, Knitting, Quilting and Fabric Love

I was tired of looking at the standard black Featherweight sewing machine box.  Boring!

I knew that I wanted to do something 'different' to make it my own!  Decoupage, hmmmm?!  I didn't know if I wanted to decoupage with paper or fabric until I saw this...and, this!

And, came up with this...

I still need to add grosgrain or some sort of ribbon to the handle, per suggestion of my online crafty friend, Rita!  You gotta go check out her Etsy shop here!  Still have more to do, but so far I'm pleased with my box!

Next, on the creative agenda, was this laptop bag for my daughter!  All of my thrifting and garage sale shopping, left me defeated in finding a laptop bag that would fit "today's" laptops.  Most of the ones I came across were for retro laptops!  I'm talking about 5" thick from the 90's and shorter in width!

I'm also knitting a cowl for a dear friend!  Found this easy and cute pattern by Madelinetosh!  She's on Ravelry, also!  Beautiful patterns!

These blocks are from a Block Exchange via Treadle On.  For the love of vintage and antique people-powered machines!  Rules for this block exchange, this block design and colors be sewn on either a treadle or hand crank German manufactured machine!  Here's the machine I used!

Here's a center medallion block I made in March.  This is one of my WIPs!

And, I've been feeling the urge to splurge on some fabric!  The budget was tight, but my neighborhood fabric shop had a great sale!  (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)  So, I picked up these fat quarters!

I'm sorry I didn't have any Junk Love for you!  Maybe, next week...we'll see!  For now, I need to go over homework with the 2 youngest children and work on my assignment, due Monday!

Until next time...



Msartist said...

Love your covered box and inspiration from Poppy Talk! Thanks for sharing!! Have a wonderful rest of your week, Theresa

Sonia said...

Your box is a work of art! I love it. And your center block is gorgeous, too.


Libby said...

Loving all your projects. I wanna see more of that laptop bag! Now, you make me want to start a new project....

Rosa Phoenix said...

You are sew, sew crafty! How do you do it??? I love it, keep it coming!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

the box looks awesome! I was impressed when it was white and then you shocked me with the decoupage!! NICE!!

xo Steph