Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Carla's purse AKA Annie Oakley



 Carla wanted me to make her a purse she got this fabric in Mitchell. Don't you just LOVE it???

 One pocket in the back and lots of pockets inside.

Not a good pic of the inside but I love this fabric and had  just enough for the lining.
Carla told me the gals at work said I had to name my purses so the first name that came to me was Annie Oakley maybe because I had recently gotten a book about her life:) I already have a name for the next one, but wont' get to it until next week........JMF



Thursday, January 21, 2016

New purses and a new shed......................

 I'm still making a few purses between mistakes I'm enjoying it:) I kept one of these and the other one went to Huron.

 This was the guys recycle reuse project this winter. They used part of these grain bins as calf shelters and the rest of the rings made the roof of this shed.
 It's just the right size for the tractor and mixer wagon, and it's right next to the silage pile!
 It's got lights and everything!

 I'm sure it's one of a kind.
 This purse has a inset zipper I should let it go at that but... After sewing ripping sewing ripping I got it done. I watched some you tube tutorials, read some instructions none of it helped much!!!
I'm not sure it goes with that dress tho:) Mom made that for me for the Snow Queen contest! She made alot of our clothes and was pretty darn good at it!
It's done at least I can say that:) I have enough fabric left to make a nice big pillow.........hopefully I can sew a square without ripping out a seam......................JMF

Sunday, January 3, 2016

More Sewing for Christmas...........





These are the quilted sleeping bags I made for Rachel's doll bed.

I used a charm pack to make the top of this one, and coordinating prints for the rest of it.
I cut the squares for this one from a jelly roll, and searched in my stash for coordinating fabric for the rest of it.

She was happy with the whole setup:)

 This wasn't really sewing as I used the staple gun to attach the fabric to the board.
 I made one for each of the families. The camo one is Jared's family.

Carrie's

And Matt's The boards are cedar from some trees we had taken down years ago. We used some of them when we build our house, but still have some boards  in the shed. I made one more for myself but didn't see the picture.............JMF




Christmas Sewing...

 I made a smaller version of Carrie's purse for our granddaughter Ellie for her birthday.

 I found those cute Grandma love you tags out in Rapid City last winter.
 Three table runners for Carrie.
 This fabric was a fat quarter bundle I bought off of Zulily.

 You can't see them to good but there are cows in the bigger squares.


 This is a little foot stool I made to go with Ellie's bean bag chair.
 A little pouch to hold all her money in her new purse:)
 Last of the table runners. Christmas fabric and fake leather strips, fast and easy.
We a quiet Christmas but a fun New Years Day with all the kids and grand kids. I guess it's back to the real world now....JMF

Monday, December 7, 2015

Trees and a purse.............

 The Township board is trying to get landowners to clear the trees from the ditches along their land.
 We had cleared the ones around our land several years ago, this is some we rent.
 One of the trees already dropped a big branch and blocked the road last summer so it was time for them to go.
 It's sad but a necessary evil!!  I say that because I love trees and hate to see them tore down.
 Tooties was watching too..
 It will take awhile to get used to seeing that side of the road so bare.

 This part looked like a back breaker he would come down pretty hard.
 Thanks Randy:)
 Carrie had seen a purse like this and wanted one, so I told her I would try and make one.
 It's not perfect but then none of my stuff is. That's how I stay so humble:)
 It was fun to make tho.
Later....................JMF

Monday, November 23, 2015

Little girl's jewelry bag.

 Awhile ago I saw some bags like this on Pintrest and thought they were so cute. Bracelets and  head bands to go inside..
 Sometime I just take a picture of my computer screen instead of trying to remember where I pin or bookmark stuff. That's why I can't link to most things I make:) I am donating  it to the Lee Ruml benefit on Sun.
The squirrels are loving their bucket of corn...................JMF
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