Friday, November 7, 2008

Sew Busy!

Well, I don't know that I've been any busier than normal, but I have been trying to get a bit more sewing done.

The first project is another one of my Sash Totes. I've made a number of these since last year, but most of them had been spoken for before they ever made it to Etsy or the website.

This one wears a sash made out of two fabrics by Heather Bailey; A small pink print on one side and a brown and blue "Pop Garden" fabric on the other.

Also made a few linen and vintage fabric pouches...

And finally, a vintage monogrammed towel gets a new lease on life as a fabric gift sack with matching tag. Paired with a denim ticking stripe, it has a rustic charm.

These are fabulous to use as a house-warming or hostess gift when filled with:

* a bottle of wine and a loaf of french bread

*a trio of tall pillar candles

*a pretty mug, flavored coffee, and biscotti

*fresh apples, favorite recipes, and glass jar filled with oatmeal crumble topping

The chances of finding vintage monograms that match our own are slim, so why not just make up a cute saying that fits the initials. This one is either "S H" or "S K". How about...Sweet Home or Suzy Homemaker...Super Kool or Special Kindness. (Hey, its late, I'm sure you could think up something more clever.) :)

Thanks for letting me share my latest projects! Have a great week, everyone!


Jen r. said...

I wanted to say hello to someone else mentioned on the farm chicks page ! :)

Stephanie said...

Great project. I'm especially loving the sash totes!

Stephanie said...

That should read projects!

Miss Rhea said...

Pretty bags, you do lovely work :) I could just get lost in your Ticking Post, aren't they grand ? :)

Angela Louise said...

Hi are such a wonderful sewer. I absolutely love the gift bag. What a terrific idea.
Looks good full of apples.
Happiness to you, Angela.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Wow, what fabulous things. I love them all. I'm officially inspired!

KitschKrafts said...

Not only do you have the most enviable (is that a word?) collection of fabrics, but you make the most incredible items with them!
As you probably already know, I enjoy your blog and I have even given you a blog award. Stop by when you get a chance and pick it up!

Take Care!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is soooo cute. I love the bow. That is such a wonderful and fun touch.

Great projects and a pleasure to browse.

LOUISE said...

Such special bags, I really like them, so original. I am not surprised you sell them before you have even put them together! x

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Several Komments! Ohh...that wasn't too good...but your bags are!

Cathy said...


Fabulous bags. I love the idea of filling up the housewarming bag with goodies for holiday gift giving.

Impeccably made and very charming. Great job, great idea.

xo Cath

Wes said...

cute bags!
Vintage Lily