Tuesday, November 8, 2011

saturday sewing

I had some sewing time last Saturday and it was just what I needed.  Some people shop for therapy.  I create for therapy.  It's a good thing when I get some sewing time....You know that saying about mama being happy?  Well, when this mama is sewing, it's all good in the house!  You'd think they'd be pushing me into my sewing room but no, I've got to wait it out and carve out sewing time here and there.  When I get a whole day...it's like Christmas. 
OK....I'm not complaining...just being silly.  My family is fabulous about allowing me some time to create and they are always wanting to snatch something that I've made.  Especially these pretties.
Jodi from Pleasant Home has a fun Etsy shop with patterns and fabrics.  It's like a perfect storm.  Just the right amount of goodness ready for a day of sewing therapy.  I purchased these patterns and some fabric from her and after a day in my craft room studio.  I emerged triumphant and giddy. 
I'll be making some more of these wallets as gifts for my girl's friends.  I think a gift card inside one of these wallets would make a sweet little gift. 
Out of the two patterns I thought the wallet would be the hardest, but I think it might have actually been a bit easier than the note holder.  Neither of them was hard though.  The directions were clear and easy to follow. 
The note holder is similar to the mini notebook covers that I made earlier, it just has a bit more pizazz to it!  There's a tab to keep it shut and a handy little pocket in the front for notes and stuff.
I love how it turned out but I think it could benefit by being a bit sturdier.  I think the next one will get some heavier interfacing for stability. 
 These projects would both be a great way to use up some scraps and try out some new color combinations.  I've never been a big pink and red girl but I love how the fabrics and trim all worked together to make this so fun and girly.  I also love the red and turquoise combo....I'll be using those colors together again.
How about you, do you have a favorite color combination that you love use?  I'm loving the fresh look of these two projects and it's got me thinking about some new color combos. 


Kristyn Knits said...

LOVE these!! (No surprise there.) You're making some wonderful gifts!! I'm thinking these would be great items to add to your Etsy shop!!

I've got a couple favorite color combos right now turquoise and brown, black and pink, and red and white (for Christmas gift wrap).

Have fun in your studio!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

These turned out fabulous! Glad you had fun too. ;o) ooxx`jodi

Stephanie said...

Love those! And great idea with adding a gift card for a Christmas gift. Hope you find more time for sewing this week, it really is a fun treat isn't it!!!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You definitely got some craft time under your belt. This is why I'm loving my vacation week right now! No kids and plenty of time to sew.

I have to tell you, those color combinations are knock-your-socks off. I really struggle with colors -- but these look fabulous together. Your daughter's friends are going to love them.

no spring chicken said...

I too love the red/turquoise combo! Fabulous pattern... great rick rack... Just great!

Blessings, Debbie

Anonymous said...

Those are great! The colours are lovely. I'm so pleased you had a whole day jsut to create. That sounds like my dream come true - and I know it will, sometime!

cathleen said...

Oh my Lisa! Those are really cute. The fabrics are so pretty! My combinations seem to always include pink and green.