Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Fabric Technique

I've been working on a new purse for the last two days, using a new (for me) technique. I found this in a book called "Fabricate", by Susan Wasinger. It is a great book with alot of  sewing project ideas. This method, called "tumbled frays" was used in her book as a rug made out of denim. I applied it on a smaller scale for this purse. It was alot of work, but I love the results. Here are some preview pictures. I'm not quite done with the details yet. What do you think? (click on pics to enlarge)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Etsy Treasury

Madameteasley from Le Boudoir secret made a beautiful treasury on etsy today. While I am sitting here in 100 degree heat, her collection cools things down with a gorgeous display of misty gray works of art. Thank you, Heather!   
Please take a look!!

Don't forget to check out her shop on esty, were you will find unique, artistic,and stunning  jewelry!

Did I say something about neat??

When I said my room would never be neat again, I never expected this!!!! We got new carpet this week and everything was piled into my sewing room. I couldn't even get in the door!! Needless to say, I haven't been sewing -again....... Never ending interruptions...Between trying to figure out google this and etsy hacks that (I actually figured those out, way cool by the way) and blogging, hopefully I will get some new bags made soon!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Empty Nest Syndrome.......

The kids are grown and in homes of their own. Such a sad time...then I looked around. Oh My God!!! A guest room, I always wanted a nice guest room. I painted, got a nice new mattress for the bed, and they came. Real guests. Family from out of town, my daughter and her husband....I'm liking this! Another empty bedroom left. I've always wanted a craft room were I can make a mess and shut the door. So after a few months of arranging and re-arranging, here it is. Its sunny, cross breezes from the windows. Perfect!! Do-Rah designs was born! Of course there has been more tweaking, and it has never been quite this neat again. But it is all mine!!! Oh yea, I really, really do miss the kids.....