Monday, May 31, 2010


Hello Friends,
   Sorry I have been AWOL for awhile.  I was busy working on customer orders.  I am very thankful for all the business I have been getting locally but I am also thankful to have some time to do some fun sewing now that I have some free time.

I had been wanting to make a fun tote out of some Debbie Mumm fabric.  I kinda made up the pattern as I went along.  I would make changes if I were to make this again but I am fairly pleased with how it turned out.   

I like the front pocket.  The opening is where the "flap" folds down.       I put a pleated pocket on one side for a water bottle and another pocket on the other side to slip sunglasses (or anything else) into.

Close up of pleated pocket

I put a zipper closure on top.

A peek inside. 

I turned the bag inside out so you could see how I did the bottom of the bag.  I incorporated a pocket on the bottom to accommodate 2 pieces of plastic canvas cut to fit.  The plastic canvas is easily removed when the bag needs a wash. 

This will help keep the bottom from sagging too much.

If you look closely at the pic of the inside of the bag, you can see a little of the plastic canvas peeking out.  Hmm.. that won't do.
To make it more finished looking, I made a sleeve for the plastic canvas to fit into.  There, that's better!

That's all for now.  Talk at you later!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Java Jacket

Hello Friends,
I was reading Linda's blog recently where she knitted the cutest cozy for her latte cup.  Well, that inspired me to take some coffee themed fabric that I had and play around with it.

Cute huh!

Handle side shows my velcro closure

Pretty simple design, really.  A little fleece gives it warmth power!
I'm left handed. For righties, the tab would go on the opposite end. Not that it really matters but you don't have the tab facing you that way while you sip your cup o' Joe.

Matching coaster completes the set.

Talk at you later!  Rumi