Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Camera Strap Cover Craze!

Egged on by my sister-in-law, who is always on top of what is hip and trendy, unlike me, I whipped up a few of camera strap covers that slip on over a digital SLR camera strap.  She shared with me the entry on this blog: Camera Strap Cover Tutorial, but I just decided to put one together on my own. Here's the first one I made:

It came out okay, but a little bulky. I added a soft fleece on the inside for padding... but I really didn't think it made any difference in the comfort of the strap.  I think they're really more for spicing up that boring black strap, anyway.

A lot of the straps I made are now for sale on my etsy site.  I think they turned out rather cute...I guess it's too bad that I use a little point-and-shoot and not an SLR.   My husband as one though, and he liked this one so much, he insisted on putting on his camera!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Finally finished!! Here are some pictures of my pieced top:

I'm very excited about getting this one quilted! (Yes...it ended up a little too big to tackle myself.)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm going to have to make these...

The lamest of all posts...while searching through other blogs, I found these cool leaves made out of fabric. I thought to myself, if I put them on my blog, maybe I'll make them one day.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Bookmarks for Graduates

I know it's already August, but I'm still attending graduation parties! Luckily, I've simplified giving graduation gifts by designing my bookmarks for recent grads!

One thing I've found that's fun and easy to sew together are bookmarks. They don't take too much time or fabric, and they're a great way to take a break and get those creative juices flowing on a small scale. (...I'm still working on that Year at a Glance quilt that just seems to be getting bigger and bigger...)

I cut out two pieces of fabric, about 2 1/2"x8" for the front and back of the bookmark. Then, I sew my design onto the front of one piece of fabric. I put the front and back facing each other, sew around the edge, but leave a little room to flip the little thing back right-side out. Once it's flipped around, I stitch around the edge and have a cute little bookmark!

The bookmark pictured is for Inga, who is going to Goucher College this fall. Good Luck, Inga!