Saturday, May 24, 2014

Red - Breasted Nuthatch

It's been a while since I posted any watercolor paintings, but here is my little Red - Breasted Nuthatch from my watercolor class on Wednesdays.  This one is from way back in September. We finally had enough people to hold class again which started on the 21st.  I feel so "normal" again!  This one is all my own drawing instead of tracing a pattern from my reference photo.  Its always more satisfying when I do all the sketching myself.

Red - Breasted Nuthatch

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tuscany Tote

Here is the latest tote!  It's from a pattern called Tuscany Tote by Pink Sand Beach Designs and is done in the Downton Abby fabric line.  I made one for my mother-in-law and one for my mom.  

Below is close up of the fabric flower I made and pinned to each tote.

I learned to do the flower at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Schaumburg, IL.  The class is 3-D Origami Flower and was with Stephanie of Country Stitchin.  It was really easy to do.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Everything Bag

Here's my Everything Bag from the Winter 2013 issue of Quickly Quilting.  I love Tula Pink's fabrics, so when I saw this, I had to make it.  I already had purchased from SewLoveFabrics on  Etsy a pack of 25 fat quarters of the Tula Pink Acacia line.  The bag only takes one  2 1/2 inch strip WOF  of 12 different fabrics plus fabric for the pockets and lining.  I have plenty of fabric left over so I may make another.  I think this would look great in batiks, too.