Saturday, September 10, 2011

Funky Star Quilt Top Finished

So I spent the day at our monthly get together at the firehouse.  One day I really should take a picture of all the ladies, if they let me, so that I can post it.  While there, I finally finished the my Funky Star Quilt top.  I am now ready to think about quilting it.  I love the way it turned out.  I know I can't cross it off my UFO list, but I am almost there.


The colors in this picture are a bit off, but it's the best I could do.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Long Stretch of TIme

It has been a long time since I last posted.  I have not been sitting idle.  So I hope you are ready for a lot of pictures.

This is a bag that I have been working on.  I wanted it to be a large, shopping bag that I could hang on my shoulder or across my shoulder.
Front
Back



Close-up of pin





















I just love adding pins to bags...it's a good thing I collect them.

So I thought since this was my shopping bag, I would make a complimenting change purse.  I saw this Zip-Itself Coin Purse Tutorial that I thought I would give a try.  I did not shape mine into a tetrahedron like they suggested because I thought I would get more use in a flat shape like this one:




















I don't know if you are all familiar with Borders (book store), but they are closing so I decided to take a look.  I found this book and I love it.


You can see all my post-its on the right hand side (future projects).  There was a project containing old keys...and since I collect old keys, I decided to give it a try.  Here is the result:


I love it so much, I decided to make earrings to match, I guess I should've taken a picture, but I forgot to.  I am not a silversmith and I do not plan on being one any time soon, but I love taking found objects and make them into useful items, whether it is for jewelry, handbags, or dolls.  Found stuff, you ask?  I collect anything and everything that catches my eye.  I then try to organize them...

I have old Scrabble tiles, computer keys, etc. in jars.

 in jars and plastic containers...

Well that's it for now.  I have got my creative juices flowing...so you may not hear from me for a while.

Have fun today!