Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sonoma Swing Bag

My version of the Sonoma Swing Bag from Annie's Attic, not a bad copy but I still have issues with zippers and finishing the sides.
I need to make the pocket on the front bigger and find something to reinforce the handle so it isn't as stretchy, but other than that it's pretty nice.  Another try might be in the future.  I really like how it turned out so I'm sure I'll use this pattern again.
Until next time,

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Breast Cancer Purse

Recently I attended our local OSU Extension Office Sewing Smorgashbord and this year the challenge was a breast cancer related purse.  In the past I have made other tote bags with breast cancer fabric and so I decided to enter.  Remember my last purse I made, see here, well I decided to use the same pattern for the breast cancer purse, hoping to win a prize, I wanted a ribbon shaped button and couldn't find it so I went on the search at Hobby Lobby and found a glass ribbon necklace dangle to use as the button and really like the look of it on the purse.  Again I'm not a very good photographer but the picture is viewable,
well I didn't win but I'm happy with how it turned out.  My friend Penny is very involved with her local American Legion Post and they always do special things in October for breast cancer so I'll probably donate it to her for their activities.  It was fun to make and I enjoyed entering even if I didn't win.
Well I hope everyone is enjoying the weather even if it is still very chilly here in Ohio!!
Until next time,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


I know I've been MIA lately, almost a month now, but since it's tax season I've been busy working on bookkeeping and trying to get things ready for the accountant.  Not to mention listening to my hubby regarding getting things ready for our taxes.  Not a real fun time of the year.  Hopefully that will all change soon and I can get back to sewing and other fun stuff. 
I've also been helping my DD with her new business of selling Origami Owl jewelry.  They are considered Living Lockets, check out her website at stephaniejolly.origamiowl.com they really are very pretty and look much nicer in person.
  You can change out the charms to match your mood or special moments in your life.  My wonderful children got me one for Christmas with birthstone charms, hearts that say mom and grandma, and little blue feet prints.
Until next time!!