Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Recent Sewing Projects

I have been sewing lately, but I've been terrible at photographing and documenting my projects. I blame my 10 year old camera...I can't take a decent photo to save my life!  Or maybe its this house...I haven't yet found a window with decent lighting. Or maybe its my complete lack of photography skills...yes, that's probably it.
Anyway, I made myself a new set of pot holders.  We had friends over for dinner last week, and as I was taking the pan out of the oven, I was so embarrassed by my ratty pot holders. It was time for new ones.

This is about as close to quilting as I get. None of my lines match up, so you quilters out there, don't look too close. :)   But these were just for me, and I love the colors with my kitchen, so I'm happy.
I also made a new zip clutch purse.

 Mainly just testing out a new pattern shape, so I haven't yet decided if this one will be mine, a gift, or offered on Etsy.  I used a home dec fabric I bought on sale from
And lastly, I made myself a laminated cotton travel bag before we left for our Florida trip.

Mine is the large blue one.  I wanted something that would hold all of my cosmetics and toiletries and still have room for a damp swimsuit.  Its about 14"x14" and seemed to be the perfect size.  My MIL liked it, so I made a slightly smaller one for her.
I also got the basement family room done. But decent pictures continue to elude me.  I think I need a new camera...any suggestions? Until then, I'll try to get a few shots with hubby's i-phone.
Have a great week, everyone!