Sunday, August 21, 2011

Spool Wall Hanging

I made a spool wall hanging for my sewing room this spring. I finally have it on the wall.

The wall hanging has 12 spools of different bright (happy) colors.

Each spool is made up of 5 or 6 different fabrics.

Mary Lou, a member of my quilt group, quilted the wall hanging for me. She used invisible thread. The different sections of the spools have different quilt patterns and the small white border has circular pattern.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ladybug Sewing Kit

We celebrated my best friend Linda's birthday this week. She has been making a lot of cute purses so for part of her present, I bought her "The Bag Making Bible". I have the book and think it has a lot of neat ideas for making bags.

Because Linda likes ladybugs, I bought her a set of ladybug sewing tools. The set had scissors, tweezers and a thread cutter to stick on the side of a sewing machine,

I created a ladybug to hold the tools.

Velcro holds the ladybug closed.

On the inside, there are sections for the scissors, tweezers, a needle threader and two other items. One side is padded to hold pins and needles.