Friday, May 8, 2009

Wallets, Fun Tote & Sneak Peeks

I've been doing a LOT of sewing lately! I finally got a good stack of wallets made - 5 for my sister's friend & co-worker Geneva. Here they are, along with a few others I recently finished.
Yaaay for finished projects!!! =) It feels GREAT to see all these wallets together. Woo-hoo!

Here's one that resembles Susan's wallet...minus the dragon on the front! (This is one of Geneva's.)

I call this one "Bright & Funky Dragon." (Another one of Geneva's.)

Here's a little more detail for you...yes, I freehand the signature "V" myself. This is FUN!

Another Asian Inspired wallet with Asian Eyes inside. (maybe for Mary or Conchi?)
I like to wrap the wallets in a simple brown paper bag & tie it with coordinating scrappy strips of fabric. It's like a sneak peek into the package...who doesn't like to unwrap a package anyhow?! Tuck in my business card & it's ready to roll!

Here's a fun little tote bag I whipped up last week. It was a take on the log cabin blocks I recently made for Project Improv. I love these prints's bright & funky & fun. I'm calling it the little "Zebra Lemonade" tote. It's about 7" square & quilted.
Did some freemotion doodling here, repeating the pattern from the yellow fabric.
Zebra lining...and on the handles too!
Here's the back...quilted with love. I have 4 more log cabins like this, so I could make 4 more similar to this...or something else???? Matchy little pouch?
Kyra trying out the little "Zebra Lemonade" tote bag. She put this on her shoulder & carried it all over the place. When I asked for it back, she didn't want to give it back to me! She decided to carry her chapstick, gum & water bottle in the bag...too cute!
***SNEAK PEEKS!!!***
Here is an Asian Inspired wallet that is in progrss. Working that decorative stitching again...and some more echo type quilting in the red.
Here's another new quilt top...this will be a new SIZE...BIGGER and with a ZIPPER! It will be much like a clutch & the front will be bigger to showcase the Asian faces.
More decorative & freemotion quilting...I used veriegated thread for both. The scallops remind me of dragon scales!
We've been keeping busy with other things painting! Here's Kyra's new, fun, fun! It's always fun to see what my little ones will create.

Kyra...the newest gamer in the family. She just got this Nintendo DS from her auntie. Too bad daddy keeps jacking it from her!!!
I've been putting the girls to work! Everyone gets a sponge & cleans SOMEthing! =) This is helping our "ant" situation...they like to invade our house this time of the year. I've been forced into "Spring Cleaning" against my will thanks to the ants! They find every crumb and attack. It's not easy to keep up with my girls & their messes, so I've enlisted their help! I just love this picture of Ava & Kyra cleaning their little table. Kyra is a champ is does a great job cleaning for me. Ava...I'm lucky if she doesn't make a new mess while we clean! LOL, oh well!
Ready for juicing!!! Peaches, carrots, apples, oranges, ginger, lemon, mango, cilantro, garlic, beets, cantalope, watermelon, red cabbage and the kitchen sink! I've been juicing for my dad, hence the ginger, cilantro, garlic & red cabbage. Today I pulled a bunch of stuff out of the fridge to rinse & prepare for juicing. I have a kick butt Breville juicer that I am so very happy with. I purchased it refurbished on eBay last year. Saved a $100 that way! =)

Friday, May 1, 2009

5th Generation Wallets

Here are my 5th Generation wallets with heavy interfacing for a super sturdy feel. 1 Asian inspired & 3 Spring Inspired. I will be taking these with me to the Spring Fling carnival this morning as samples for people to order. Wish me luck!