Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year... New Crafty Projects!

Hello all! Hope you had a fabulous holiday season!
It's a new year & I'm getting my crafty pants on & starting some new projects.
Here is the latest work in Amy Butler 'Frenchie Bag'... to be sewn with the bright colorful 'day of the dead' fabric as the main pattern for the outside of the bag...& the black and white skulls n crossbones to be the accent fabric & lining.
If this turns out as cool as I hope, then I'm going to make a second bag using some treasured Elvis fabric from my stash! I've been dying to sew the frenchie bag for quite some time now & as part of my new year resolutions... will be attacking many of the projects I have had on the "to do" list. Life is too short!

I joined the 'doll a week' group on flickr. It's a group where you submit one photo of any doll once a week for a year. I joined last year's doll a week group...but got sidetracked sometime in March or April & didn't get back to it. I'm hoping to stick with it this year!

This is my first photo entry which I called "The 3 Stooges in a Photobooth"

...and speaking of flickr.... at the end of last year I joined a fabulous embroidery swap! It's called the Hoop Up Stitch and Send Swap... which was developed after great fun was had in the latest Tea Towel Tour on craftster. I think some of us just didn't want the fun to end! In the hoop up swap we pick our theme & are not limited to embroidering only on 1 tea towel. We send out any fabrics of our choice to our team mates & see what creativity blossoms! For my theme, I picked "babygirl loves"...anything & everything a girl of 3 would adore!

This is the first piece I designed & then stitched to kick off the theme...a sweet pony with some hearts since Babygirl loves ponies. I plan on making a quilt for her with the embroidered panels we receive in the swap.

Everyone seems to have fabulous themes chosen & so much inspiration...I don't think there is a single theme I wouldn't want to stitch up! I can't wait to get the first fabric panel to get stitching!

Happy Crafty New Year Everyone!



GreenTease said...

Cant wait to see the finished bag, the fabrics are fantastic!

Nina said...

Oooh, I love those fabrics!

AlwaysInspired said...

I can't wait to see your bag! I hope it comes out great! Here's to a great hoop up swap too!

LittleGemsbyKari said...

that bag is going to be killer!