Sunday, July 22, 2007

I made more stuff!

I decided to make some kitchen towels for , well, the kitchen, and this is what I ended up with. Not too bad for my first shot. I used green and turquoise embroidery floss on the white fabric to match our fiesta ware. I think they'll look cute in our kitchen.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Writing a novel

I think I'd like to try doing a little writing while I'm feeling creative. I found this book, See Jane Write, and I figured I've read enough books to know what needs to go in one to made a good story, I think, so I think I'll give it a shot.
It can't hurt to try!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I made a tote bag!

I know it's been a long time since I posted about Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter, but I have finally completed a project. I made Lotta's simple tote, and let me tell you, it looks cute. I'm sure if you were to look at it closely, you could find many imperfections, but considering I had never made anything like it before, I'd say I did a pretty damn good job.

Here's what it's supposed to look like, according to the book:
You can find the simple tote instructions, straight from the book, at Canadian Living.
I decided to make mine with a longer strap, since I like to throw tote bags over my shoulder instead of having to hold them in my hand. Even if I don't end up using it for work or class, it could always serve as a reusable shopping bag.

Maybe it would look better hanging from a tree or something. I think I might add a little embroidery or an appliqué, but I haven't decided yet.