Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My New Beach Bags

My DH helped out at a Friends of the Library book sale today. I stayed home and sewed. I did finish two beach bags I started last week. Had put them aside to work on the Sailor's Prayer quilt top and to prepare for Easter. These are a little bigger than my 1st two; about 20" by 21" by 5 1/2". They have the cutest Hula cotton fabrics and are lined and have pockets inside. I listed them on eBay today.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sailor's Prayer

So, how has the weather been in your town? We were expeciting rain, but only got wind. We had a great Easter; family time is always wonderful.
I made a lighthouse raggy quilt for my nephew & his wife sometime ago. I saw the fabrics left over, so decided to do another one. Well, one of the fabrics had the prettiest print, so I changed the theme to Sailor's Prayer. It does have lighthouses, but also has ships, etc. The size is 49" by 56"; a border could be added to make it larger. I'm going to list it on eBay Wednesday, but if you are interested, just contact me.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lazy Day in Southeast Texas

I haven't done very much the last two days; guess all the sewing I've done has caught up with me. I did manage to list some items in both eBay and etsy. I still have the baby burp cloths to list. I made 18 the other day; wow! They are about 18" x 5" and have three layers of flannel. Please contact me if you're interested.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My Pillowcase Dresses

Our weather has been so pretty lately. Hope yours has been too! I've been sewing away. For years I wanted to try a pillowcase dress, so finally did. I made the 1st four out of dotted swiss fabric from my mother's stash. They are truely one of a kind! I also found the cutest pink & brown print and a sweet rose print. My DD loves it and wants one for Meagan, who is 2 1/2. I make them in sizes 3 mos. to 5. I'm listing them in my selling blog, if anyone is interested.

Here is a photo of my pretty models, my youngest two DGDs.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My new beach bags

After making so many raggy totes, I decided it was time to make traditional totebags again. I created my version of a beach bag. They're around 18" x 19" x 5" and fully lined with pockets inside. I used vintage heavier fabrics from my mother's stash (these are from the 70s, I think.) and are washable. These are my 1st two and I washed them after making them. If you are interested, just contact me. They will go in a show this Saturday, so might be gone. I also added beach bags to our Raggy Anne blog.

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Postage Stamp Quilt Progress

I've been slowly working on my 2" squares for my postage stamp quilt. So far, I have 12 blocks completed; they're 10.5" each. I'm still thinking on my layout, but think I will alternate these blocks with 10.5" muslin squares. Is anyone else working on a 2" postage stamp quilt? If so, I would love to hear from you. I have swapped with several people, but would love to swap with more.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Totebags and more totebags!

I finished three more raggy totebags. They were for a special order. As you can see, they are all a little different, as all my totebags are OOAK.

Today I decided to make a couple of traditional totebags. It's been months since I've done a simple totebag; glad I could remember how to sew them, lol. The kid print is a vintage fabric from my mother's stash and the black & white 100% cotton fabric is a piece from my own stash. I added larger pockets inside and have a longer handle. I would be glad to make a tote for you in your choice of colors.