I have been scouring the stores for my new fall purse. I am very picky about purses- mostly because I won’t spend a lot of money on them. When I saw this pattern for Ucreate montly “Create with me,” I knew I just found my purse. The Tohoku Purse is from I am Momma Hear me Roar. I am so thankful she created this great pattern for everyone to use.
I found the patterned fabric in the red clearance at Joann’s (was less than $2 for my cut). The black is a wool blend.
It was seriously much easier than it looks. She gives great directions! I love how it turned out- now if only fall would come!
I had the opportunity to pattern test the Maria pattern for
Squiggly Twigs Designs a month ago.
I have made a knot dress before, but I really like the variety of ways this one could
be done. This knot dress had a bodice piece in the front and back, unlike the
previous one I have made with only a front bodice.
After getting past a few measurement calculations, the pattern was a breeze with many
photo detailed directions.
It also comes with an optional apron add-on:
I already have some ideas for fabric combinations for the next apron dress.
A View from Here….
No, we don’t live on a farm; but I am surrounded by them. There are two large working dairies within one mile of my house, so not only do we see them often, it means we smell them too!
I shot in RAW again, did some small changes upon opening the file. Then in PSE 8, I used Pioneer Woman’s Sunshine Action to edit the photo. I wish I had days just to play around with photoshop, there is so much to learn.
This is a great scrapbuster.
I cut triangles with pinking shears, then used heat’n'bond to get them to stay where I wanted.
After sewing around the edges, I drew with fabric pen where I wanted my “string” to be and sewed over it with a dark brown thread.
I had picked up a book of iron-on’s by SUKIE several months ago, and these birds where perfect for this project.
It is a really cute book, with lots of unique decals.
2.50 shirt turned into a one of a kind!
Okay….so I already forgot to do this last week. But I didn’t want to totally scrap the idea.
The theme this week is OPEN YOUR HEART.
Who doesn’t open their heart when you take a pet into your home.
I shot the picture in RAW format- which I haven’t done before. When you click to open the image it lets you do some basic editing right there. I used my Nikon D40 in manual mode, outside in bright light.