Once again, the sewing forum pulled through for me. A very sweet forum member was able to find an online manual for a similar machine, and point me in the direction of some sewing history. Time to sit down and do a bit of reading!
Yesterday, I had a major case of the "blahs" and just needed some inspiration. Flipping through my sewing books, I saw a pattern for a reversible tote. I knew that would be a great way to suck up some time and use up my "fabric mistake" from my last Fabric.com order. Didn't read the description closely enough and ended up buying heavier weight fabric than I had intended. Still liked the colors, though!
|A bit wrinkled from repeating my "magic trick" of flipping it for the kids|
This was the first bag I've made and will be a good replacement for the pool bag that Weiner Dog ate. Weenie eats anything...
Pattern is from the Stitch by Stitch book.
Finally, there's the skull and crossbones bubble sun suit. I made a sun suit on Friday and Scarlett has tried to wear it every day since, flipping out when she discovered it in the laundry. I decided to just make another one, only changing the straps so they met in a tighter "V" and then buttoned in the front instead of in the back.
Found this funky material at Joann's:
And used the same tutorial as last time... only changing the straps and leaving out the snaps at the bottom. (Bottom is sewed closed.)
|Please excuse the snack she dumped on the floor! :)|
Oh, and not crafty, but still kind of neat... our beans are ripe! The kids and I picked our first bowl for the season. YUM! This is what was left after the kids were done munching....