Sometimes I get on a roll with things and have really been feeling like sewing lately. Meaning my couch is sure to get done in the next few days (weeks at most) and I keep thinking of other things I'd like to do.
On my list of things to sew/create are...
1. curtains for the nursery
2. curtains for the kitchen
3. convert some pants/shorts/skirts (whatever I can get my hands on really) into maternity stuff - probably mostly shorts/skirts for this summer as it's already heating up
4. make softy toys for my little one and anyone else's little one that wouldn't mind receiving some so I can make as many as possible. On a related note, if anyone has any fabric scraps they'd like to donate to that endeavor please let me know! I don't have much of a stash as I haven't been sewing for very long

Of course in the midst of my list making I think of random things and they usually grab my attentions first. For example...
Today I got home and thought to myself "I should make a hat." Why? I don't even really wear hats. But then I saw this beautiful creation on Etsy and knew that I had to give it a shot in hopes of making one this cool one day.
So here's the inspiration...
And here's my attempt. I think it turned out ok.
I definitely need to make one with that cute button brim next. And as this hat only took me about 30 - 45 min. using THIS awesome tutorial I might do that tomorrow! :) I have to find the perfect fabric though as nothing that I have right now is really speaking to me.

On another note I found this half finished purse in my "needs to be finished" box while organizing my sewing corner and decided to finish is the last few days. For those of you who don't know, my sewing corner is basically half of the nursery so I'll half to plan accordingly and put the baby down for a nap in the cradle in my bedroom instead of their crib when I want to sew, but I can definitely do that. Anyway, the bag is made out of dishtowels that I got at BigLots about a year ago and now, finally, they're a cute spring bag! I got the idea for the button closure from Emily. Thanks! and it works well, isn't the easiest to get open quickly, but there's plenty of room around it to grab a cell phone or something. And yes, the fabric is the same as what I used for the brim of the hat. Who knew I could accessorize so well?!?


Anonymous March 31, 2008  

Wow! What an amazing hat and bag!!! I'm totally in awe and inspired. I think I'll try both.

Thanks for stopping by my place earlier!

Lacrimosa April 05, 2008  

ooohh i LOVE the bag!!
and good luck with the baby :)