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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Twice in the same week!!

Can you believe I'm posting for the second time this wk??? LOL I can't either! ha

I decided today that it was gonna be just a sewing/stitching day for me. No errands to run, no grocery shopping, no HOUSEWORK>ugh!! So I stayed true to course ALL day. I have to admit, it was the perfect day for it~sorta rainy and overcast, but it was fairly warm out too. The perfect day to stay inside. So I turned on the Christian radio station and listened/sang while I worked, but no, I didn't whistle. :))

I cross stitched for awhile on a Lizzie Kate design I started right after Christmas(which I'll show when I'm finished w/it), then I 'forced' myself to go into the C.R. and SEW!!! I had been putting it off for a few days now, and I needed to get-'her'-done!!

Ever have one of those patterns that just drives you buggy till you get it figured out?? Well, this one was rather confusing to me at first. I really believe that a couple of the pattern pieces were labeled wrong. So when I first tried the directions(which were a bit unclear to begin with), I got the wrong pieces sewn together. Now, you'd never know it if you didn't know what fabric went where, but I did and it really bugged me! So then I made a second one, changing the pattern pieces around and it still didn't quite come out the way it was supposed to, but was a bit better. Ok, ok, I admit, part of it was my brain!! I just wasn't figuring it out right the first time around. They say 3 times a charm, so maybe when I make the third one, I'll get it perfect, ha!!

Here' the two that I ended up making(for gifts) and hopefully the recipients won't even notice the mistakes.

I love this color scheme~brown and aqua. I never used to like brown, period, but lately it's really been growing on me. (see how close I got the magnetic snap to the upper flap?~(that is a big NO-NO!) By the way, I had never tried using a magnetic snap until today~easy peasy!Guess what? It even has 2 pockets inside!This is the second one~ I got a bit crooked on the curve of the flap~ WAHHHHHH!!!! (yes, I admit that I am a bit of a perfectionist).Again, 2 pockets on the inside!Here's some springy fat quarters that I've had on my sewing desk for awhile now, wondering what to make out of them. Even tho' I'm mostly a prim gal at heart, I still love brighter colors for spring/summer.One more unfinished project that I need to finish in a big hurry for a b'day gift! I always have such good intentions and high expectations that I will get it done in time, but sometimes that is not always the case! (the fabric is Twirl, by Moda).

What all have you been working on?? I would love to know I'm not the only one out there who has crazy days in the C.R. (craft room). Tomorrow is back to cleaning and grocery shopping!

Happy Stitching and thanks for stopping by!


Christine said...

Oh the luxury of an entire day spent sewing/crafting!! Glad you enjoyed yourself and I'd never have noticed the curve if you hadn't pointed it out! The colors work great together so you deserve a big pat on the back!
Best wishes

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Tanya, those came out so great. You do beautiful work!
I love them!!!
Happy stitching and Spring Blessings,

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

So cute, Tanya! You sure make some cute things!


lesli said...

Your wristlets are beautiful! I have patterns for purses, but those snaps scare me...do you just glue them on? Love all your pinwheels, they are going to make an adorable quilt!

Raggedy Creations said...

Love you little clutch Tanya. I've not been working on much - I need to get busy.


Angie Berry said...

Oh girl, I just love those crafting days when we put everything else aside, don't you? They are even better when it's rainy and overcast. I seem to stay more focused that way.

I'm a bit of a perfectionist too which is why it takes me so long to get my handmades done. Sometimes I'll go back and re-work it even a few times until it is perfect to me.

I absolutely LOVE these Tanya! They are adorable, love the colors and of course the pockets too! Brown and aqua work really well together, love the fabric patterns that you used on these.

Have a fantastic weekend~

Myra said...

Those are terrific! I love the aqua and brown, such a soothing combination.