Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sewing projects

I kept busy on Saturday doing a few sewing projects while Scott did his taxes. I made some new dish towels to hang on the oven. We got a few for our wedding, but I wanted some that go with the vibe of the kitchen.
I love this paisley print, and the ruffled gold insert was fun to try. I think it adds a nice texture.
Next on the list was this cute "hootie hider," basically a nursing cover. Don't freak out, this is for a friend. But I liked this project because it was quick and simple, and I got to work with boning for the first time (it's inserted to the 14" section at the neckline). I plan on making more of these in the future, so I'm glad I learned a few tricks about this project on my first time through.

Oh, it's reversible!
And the last craft is an earring holder! A very much-needed earring holder. They have been a mess forever, I could never find the pair I wanted when I needed it! But I didn't want the 5 year old kind from Claires.... so, I bought this frame at Wal-mart for $3. The netting in the back is a window screen from Home Depot I picked up for $1.25. And now I have a nice piece of glass! Hmm...
My life is definitely in better balance when there are crafts involved! Any ideas for new projects? What have been some of your favorites?

7 comments:

Whit said...

I hate you. not really, i actually love you and want to be your apprentice. please?

NatalieD said...

You have turned into Suzy Homemaker so soon after your marriage that it's amazing!

Julie T said...

Stefanie, All three are so cute and clever! You are sure getting great use out of that sewing machine of yours! And it must be great therapy as well! Would that earring holder actually look cute on the wall if you didn't have enough counter space for it? And do you just leave the backs off? Very classy!

Heather said...

That earring holder is totally inspiring!

Margene said...

i love the earing holder. crafty you are

Noelle said...

I can't decide which is the best project! I love the hootie hider, those things are so useful....I use mine daily. The towels are beautiful and I had no idea you were even making them. And the frame. Wow, where did you ever get such an awesome idea! Now I just need to make one for myself.

Dane and Taylor said...

Will you make me a nursing blanket? Or at least teach me how to make it? They are so expensive.