Sunday, December 4, 2016

Just a few sewing quotes to which we all can relate

"A good use for me is to let me go away with my sewing machine and come back with some really new stuff."

Betsey Johnson



"I preferred sewing to bossing little children."

Mother Jones



"I remember an old Singer sewing machine at home that belonged to my grandmother. It had a pedal. My mom taught me how to use it when I was 12 years old. I used to find it so intriguing, how a flat piece of material could be made into an object that had so many uses."

Bibhu Mohapatra



"When I moved out of my mom's house at 18 I was almost as sad to leave her sewing machine behind as anything else."

Beth Ditto



"My mother had a sewing machine. I was never allowed to use it, but I was so fascinated by this little needle going up and down joining fabric together that I'd use it when my mother went out to feed the chickens."

Philip Treacy




You can find these and more at BrainyQuote.com 

Monday, October 17, 2016

100 Bags for Child Development Resources - Done

Pink Sponge Bob x4, Care Bears, teddy bears, Blue Sponge Bob, Bullwinkle x3

Green Sponge Bob x2, Lion King, Hawaiian x2, Golf x2, wacky colors x2, Butterflies

I hope the kids served by Child Development Resources enjoy their library bags. The note enclosed also suggests they can use the bag for toys, clothes, or whatever.

As for the de-stashing that comes along with making 100 tote bags, I used approximately 44 yards long x 20" wide fabric, including pockets and lining. As well, 3600" of webbing for the handles was used, some of it donated. I went through several spools of thread that have been hanging out, and that's a good feeling too.

I highly recommend taking on a civic project. Set a goal and just get it done. Why not?

Next up? Who knows. I think it's time to focus on sewing for me again.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

CDR Bags 61-80

Dang - only 20 to go!
Snakes x2, dog bones, stars x4, rainbow Pooh x2, and rabbits.

Puppies and kittens x2, Raggedy Ann and Andy x4, sky and clouds, and lizards x3.

Hard to believe I'm almost done. My next post should be just before I donate them to the organization!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

CDR Bags 51-60

On the back side of 50!

Rodeo, doll panels x3, sundaes and doughnuts x2, deer, puppies x2, and an upholstery remnant bag with doily attached to each side. 

The project continues as does the stash busting.

40 to go, most of which I've already cut out. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

CDR Bags 41-50

Been sewing, I have. Here are the fruits of my labor:

Soccer x2, cows x3, school x2, fire department x2, and a Charlie Brown bag. 
Halfway done!
50 to go. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

CDR Bags - 31-40

Almost halfway there! Bags 31-40; 60 to go.
Soccer, cars x2, motorcycles, flames, fire and rescue x3, another soccer, and Teletubbies.

It has been fun going through my stash to find kid-friendly fabrics and use them up. I'm ending up with smaller pieces that I can donate to someone doing craft sewing. I've already started on 41-50. I sew every day and usually make a bag or two when I can. 

Here's hoping the kids of CDR enjoy their library bags!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

CDR bags update, 21-30!

Police, hippie x2, cats, dog paws, lizards, pigs x3, and strawberries. 

30 down, 70 to go.

Are you sewing anything for your community? I'm loving de-stashing and making something that someone else can use. I have a bag to collect the stash pieces that are too small for this project, but ready to be used for something else. That will be gifted via Freecycle when it's full. I suspect I'll fill up more than one bag!