Friday, May 27, 2011

Camera strap covers

I believe that I mentioned on Facebook that I had gotten a ruffler attachment for my sewing machine.  It arrived around the time that debate season hit and I didn't get to play with it like I wanted. You see, I don't just drop everything and play.  Carolina Ribbons happens when all my other responsibilities have been met.  Except for mopping the floor.  Sometimes I put playing in my studio above mopping the floor.   

I had a request from a sweet new mother for camera strap covers about this time.  Finally I had a good reason not to mop the floor to sit down and play with the ruffler.  I ruffled grosgrain ribbon.  I ruffled knit fabric.  I ruffled cotton fabric.  Now I was ready to make ruffled camera strap covers.  

I love this color combination!  I originally ordered the grey fabric to see if I wanted to make a shower curtain from it.  It's lacy and feminine and makes me think of this new sweet mom.

Here's the center.  I also added a handy little pocket for the lens cap.

This one was a gift.  I like these colors too.

Monday, May 23, 2011


I just added photos of the new dog collars to my facebook page.
Now I want to make leashes!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Laptop bag

So I finally made myself a laptop bag.  I had made a linen one for my daughter's new laptop,  
but I knew when I made mine it would be colorful.    
The background is a dark grey.  I wanted grey zippers, but apparently 
this is a hard color to match, so I opted for boring off-white zippers.

Here's the interior fabric.

I'd show you how great my laptop looks inside it but I can't.
Somehow I managed to make it too small.  That's right-too small.
Sigh.  I'm not really sure how that happened.  
I measured twice and added the required two and a half inches.
I was too irritated with myself to go back and look at the directions 
once I discovered that it was too small.