Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Adventures in Sewing

I have been computer-less for over a week.  My wonderful hubby got a new job that required him to take away my lifeline all week.  I did get a small reprieve when I went into work all weekend, but I only got a few minutes break.  It is kind of sad how addicted I am!

Anyways, enough rambling.  Here is one of the latest projects I have been working on.


I make a fabulous model don’t I?  I guess I should dress up a little better on my crafting days just in case I need to be in a photo.  I probably looked a little spiffier than I do sitting in my pajamas right now!

One of my goals for 2011 was to learn to sew.  I chose a package of apron patterns that looked cute and found this fabric that I absolutely loved.  I had no clue how much to buy or how to read the back of the package, but I asked for several yards and ran.


Here’s a close up of the fabric.  Isn’t it perfect for an apron?  Well I bought a lot of it so stay tuned for a little sundress I’m going to make for Katie.


Shout out to my mom, Bev at Make Good Cheer.  She is taking the time to show me how to sew just how her mother and grandmother did for her.  I am so excited to pass this new little tradition on to Katie some day.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!!


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Friday, February 4, 2011

Cash Envelope Wallet System

I made another set of paper envelopes to use in my wallet.  I used my Silhouette machine to cut them out and used ribbon to “stitch” them together.  I made five that I knew I would be commonly using.
I also added a small piece of cardstock to the back of the envelopes to slide into my wallet.  And here is the finished product!
So far, the cash envelope system is working really well for us.  The cash envelopes I’ve made have really made it easy to organize everything and are cute at the same time!  My husband is really getting on board with the program, so we can keep on truckin’!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

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