Friday, January 27, 2012

I really enjoy sewing projects that are quick and bring me almost instant gratification.  

L-o-n-g-e-r projects keep me entertained for a while...... 
but most of the time they get set aside and lost in the pile of other projects.

Some of my most favorite projects are from a website called:

I have quite a few of her (Michelle) patterns and enjoy whipping them up lickity-split!  

One great thing about her patterns is that she includes a few different sizes in the pattern.  
For example, I bought this pattern and made all three sizes of pouches that were included in the pattern.

Here is the smallest sized pouch of the "Pleated Pouch" pattern.

(I made this pouch for my niece.)

I jazzed it up a bit by using three different fabrics on the front.  

I also used a contrasting color of thread for the top stitching on the outside.I thought it turned out really cute!  

You should check out Michelle's patterns at 
They are fabulous, inexpensive and quick to create! :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pinwheel Door Frame/Wreath

A few posts ago I mentioned I was working on a project that had to do with pinwheels.

Here is the project I was talking about!

I think there was something similar to it on Pinterest. I just did my own thing with it though.

First I found a frame at a thrift store.

Then I took it out back and gave it a couple of coats of this
beautiful aqua colored spray paint.

Since this frame/wreath was for my front door during the summer I chose some really fun, bright colors to make the pinwheels.

Here are some of the pinwheels. My daughter helped me out a bit.

I used glue dots to attach the pinwheels to the frame.

I also cut some triangles out of the paper to make a bunting to hang across the middle of the frame. I sewed rickrack across the triangles.

There isn't a picture of this but I used some lettered stickers and attached them to the triangles.

They spelled out "Welcome".

Sorry I don't have a picture of the frame/wreath hanging on my front door. I KNOW I have a picture of it somewhere. When/if I find it I'll post it!