Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bridesmaid jewelry

Bridesmaid jewelry

Sewing has become my new craft-time, so the jewelry making has fallen by the way-side. This last weekend, however, I did find some time to spend making pretty baubles for my friend's upcoming wedding (MOH in the house!!)

The colors are pink, sage green, and chocolate, so I got an assortment of beads in those colors: round jade briolletes, some elongated faceted smokey quartz, different sizes of pink faceted glass, and of course pearls in pink and chololate (some real, some glass). I just linked them together with some 24g gold filled wire and added a sparkly cluster with a HUGE smokey quartz drop in the center.

Here is the finished project . I finished off the necklace with a couple links of chain so you can extend the length. There's a dangling pearl that hands down the back in a sweetly sexy way.

I'm working on some matching cluster earrings similar to the middle drop, but without the honkin' quartz drop in the center.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sewing for the home

The Sew Mama Sew blog is doing a Sewing for the Home edition. http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/

Be sure to check it out. I've also submitted a tutorial. They weren't able to host it on their site due to the number of responses received for the edition, but Beth said if I hosted it and got her the link, she'd send readers my way. Here's to hoping she's able to :) If not, the tutorial to make corn pillows is on the WWCV. http://wwcv.blogspot.com/

Aside from creating the corn pillow tutorial, this weekend I found a GREAT new place in Georgetown. Poppy Quilt and Sew store has Awesome fabrics and tons of Fat Quarters. http://www.poppyquiltnsew.com/ They have a cute little store in Georgetown, lots of Michael Miller fabric! I made a make up bag, coasters and little clutch purse this weekend too!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pillows Galore

This past weekend, I went crazy on some pillows.

This was really my first attempt and using zippers and pleats. The bolster pillow was fairly easy once I pinned the pleats. For the zippers, I deconstructed large floor pillows and changed out one panel for the red paisley pattern.I love the sweater pillowcase the most. It's so warm and cozy! That sweater had too many holes, stains, and missing buttons to fix (I'm lazy like that) but I love it MUCH better as a soft pillow.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Dish Towels

Still practicing my straight lines. This weekend, I picked up a bunch of quilter's quarters. They are the perfect size for dishtowels! I whipped up a couple sets of these for some hostess gifts. Love the colors..

A Birthday Gator Tote

I made this tote over the weekend for my friend's daughter. It's a belated birthday present.

The tote is made from denim (a leg from a reclaimed pair of jeans) with some contrasting orange fabric from a quilter's quarter. Just in time for Gator Football..

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Another Tote

I was going to make a new lunch bag this weekend, but never got around to getting batting for the project.

Instead, I made another tote bag! This one is much larger and has bamboo handles that I had bought for a long abandoned project. This one took no time at all to make - less than an hour - and I actually made straight stitches! I made it a little bigger than the Lotta Jansdotter pattern just because I love big bags.

It's a large rectangle, but when I stuff it full of what I need for the day, the top corners like to tuck in. I think I like it like that and am going to add some kind of closure to make sure everything stays tucked in. Here's a shot with it full of my workout clothes. And another of the seems.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Lunch Bags

This will be my next project [tumbling blocks: oilcloth lunch bag].

I'm going to use the vinyl tablecloth from Ikea that I used for part of my cute tote bag.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Simple Sewing Tote pattern from Lotta Jansdotter

I made a cute contrasting tote bag from a pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's book, Simple Sewing. I used an orange vinyl table cloth from Ikea and some left over scraps of a botanical pattern (a fat quarter remnant from the craft store).

I'm pretty pleased at how it turned out! I need to get better at sewing a straight line (don't look at the top too closely!), but it's a true rectangle! This will be my new lunch sack.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sew Mama Sew

I've recently been finding some great sewing tutorials and project ideas on Sew Mama Sew.


They have a blog and an online store as well. AND, I can't forget to mention Free Fabric Fridays!

Check it out Crafters!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Gainesville Glitteratti Blog!

Welcome to the Gainesville Glitteratti blog!

Use this blog to post pictures and tutorials for your current craft projects.

If you're interested in becoming a contributing member, please send an e-mail request to gnvglitteratti@gmail.com.