Saturday, March 23, 2013

Malibu Trip

I went to Leo Carrillo Beach in Malibu earlier this week for a much needed trip to the beach.  Actually went to go see the sunset but it was too cold and too cloudy.  Next time.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Simple Clutch Purse

This is a simple lined clutch I made for a friend for her birthday recently. 

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Scientist Magnet

What started out as request for one scientist turned into a magnet set once my imagination started working.  It all started with this Einstein magnets I made a few weeks ago.  After that post, that magnet set was sold and went to a new home.  Another request came in for the Einstein magnets along with one of Nikola Tesla and his coil.  My challenge was to figure out how to make the coil, well, look like a coil.  While brainstorming, I knew I had to add Sheldon Cooper.  Can't have great scientists in a set without including Sheldon Cooper :)

closeup of Tesla's coil.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Polka Dot and Chevron Clutch Purse

I found this gorgeous chevron fabric a couple of weeks ago in the remnants bin at Joann's and knew I had to have it as soon as I set my four eyes on it.  At the time, I knew I wanted to make a bag of some sort and had the perfect person in mind to make it for as a birthday present but I wasn't sure what.  Last week, I made this cherry gathered purse for another friend's birthday and so an idea started to form in my head.  And this is what I came up with:

It's a small clutch purse with a zipper closure and strap.  I know the style has been around but this is one of those projects that came out as I envisioned it without the help of pin or link I saved. I don't normally like to mix patterns but the tiny dots on the brown fabric was perfect with the chevron and didn't try to upstage it.  The tiny dots were enough to keep the brown from being boring.  The clutch is 11 inches wide on the bottom, 7 inches wide at top and 7.5 inches tall. 

I used a matching teal fabric for the lining.  The teal also had a very subtle dot pattern and also worked beautifully with the overall scheme. 

Sadly, because this is a gift, I can't keep it but I do hope my friend likes it. 

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cherry Gathered Bag

I made this cherry gathered bag for a friend's birthday last week.  It was based on this one that I made last year.  She loves cherries and I already had the fabric so it worked out perfectly.  It's about 16 inches tall, 15 inches wide at the bottom and 10.5 inches at the top.  I winged it this time and didn't bother with the pattern like I did last time. As useful as they are, for some reason, I have an aversion to them sometimes.

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