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Friday, June 3, 2011

A bit of sewing, a bit of clay

Well, the entire family has been hit by some kind of stomach bug.  That is my excuse for not finishing at least one of my knitting WIP's, since they are both pretty close to completion.  Of course, I always find the finishing off the hardest part, so I tend to slow down anyway.  I haven't done any knitting in the last few days, you would think I would be in withdrawals by now!  At any rate, I've got a few other crafty things I've been up to.

First, I followed the sewing tutorial at 7 Layers Studio to make a purse pouch.  I love quick easy projects, it makes me feel like I've accomplished something great in a short amount of time.  My favorite!  This bag was really fun, and I think it turned out cute.










The thin ribbon is pulled through the wider ribbon and acts as the drawstring for the bag.  She is a clever lady!!!!!!!!!!





In an idea world I would have had thicker ribbon to work with.  Next time I'll make sure I've stocked up first, but the thin stuff does the job at least.

Next up, I've got a little plaque I made at pottery class.  I've got only one class left, sigh.  I've enjoyed it quite a bit.  This heart was originally going to be for my daughters, but it did NOT turn out as pink as I intended.  It seems I've had hit and miss luck with the paint colours, as lots of them end up an entirely different colour once they've been fired.  To me it looks a bit "shabby chic" and I let the girls pick out the ribbon.  Then we stuck on a bit of vinyl I had from a Whoopdwhoop swap I did with Ginger Snaps. It turned out cute!  


And very lastly, here one more of my ceramics.  I call the bowl my pie crust bowl, because I can't do a smooth straight edge so I just crimp. Next week I should have my yarn bowl to share!!




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19 comments:

  1. Cute purse. Will make a nice dressy item when you want to get gussied up. Hope you and yours feel better soon.

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  2. Great projects, maybe there will be a second pottery class you can take, you're really good!

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  3. Nice job on all your projects. Your pottery is looking good.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  4. Even with a family illness, you have been creative all over the map this week. Well done, you!! XXO-

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  5. Yes, definately great progress. I love these "little" things you whip up with what's already in your stash. :-)

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  6. Wow, that's a lot of items to share with an illness going around! Great job! I love your little bag. It would make a nice small project bag for a travel project like socks. :) The ceramics are awesome and I look forward to your yarn bowl!

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  7. Your projects all came out great. I look forward to seeing your yarn bowl. Hope you all feel better soon.

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  8. Your bag is adorable! Perfect for all sorts of projects. My daughter took one of my handmade knitting bags like that to be her purse (she's 10) because she loved the fabric so much.

    The pottery is beautiful. I can't wait to see your yarn bowl.

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  9. I love them all, but especially the bag!

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  10. This is strange, or perhaps coincidence. Your blog post title and first sentence has the words clay and stomach bug. Yesterday I blogged about a recent research report involving geophagy - humans eating mud/earth since it protects the stomach against toxins, parasites, and pathogens!

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  11. I love your purple bag and the sparkly ribbon on your heart. I hope your household is back in fine form super fast. Sickness is no fun. Happy Friday!

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  12. I love all your projects but the pie crust is my absolute favourite. Great job!!!!

    Hope the family gets over the bug soon.

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  13. very cute heart plaque..and I love the drawstring pouch too. I would love a cherry pie in that dish. I suppose you can not do that though.Thanks for sharing
    KAT

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  15. All of it turned out so cute :) I love the heart "home sweet home" one!!

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  16. Great projects. I love the ceramics! I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspiration-board-link-party.html

    Hope to see you there.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. Thanks so much for linking up at my link party. Hope to see you Tuesday at the next link party.

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