Tuesday, November 17, 2009

ALL kinds of Projects!!!

I have been on the ball lately in the sewing room and working my crochet hook....
First to see the first 2 tops I made for the Month of Tops sew along click here: My TOPS

Now.... I took this pic last week. I actually fished it TODAY! I have never quilted before... not really.... which is kinda wrong since my mom is a quilter! But I've always been more into clothing and I would have never made this if it wasn't our project/class for Pfaff club at sewing Machine etc. here in Knoxville. You know what... I loved making it! It was fun! Relaxing, even!!
Here's a closer look at my sad quilting! But its good for a 1st timer!! I think..... lol!! We embellished the pumpkins using decorative stitches, couching, buttons, rhinestones... whatever! Lots of fun! I can't wait till our next class!
Purses... I was in much need of purses this year. As you know if you've been reading my blog for long I'm not a fan of making purses... but the purses I want to buy cost stupid money. So yeah, I make my purses!
The purse below is the L2 Bag by sewing workshop. Made from upholstery fabric I bought... somewhere ;-) embellished with beads and chains from jo anns.
I wanted a purse big enough for my laptop, a crochet project and all my other purse essentials.. this purse fit the bill.... perfect for traveling! plus I think its cute. Its full of all different sizes of pockets!!

This purse is Circle Bag from Square Rose. I was looking for this shape of bag after seeing a few Chanel bags from the Couture winter collection. Karl's bags were a bit bigger and made of faux fur (which I would like to do before winter is over!) they had a draw string appearance on the runway but without seeing up close and personal I have no clue if they were! But this pattern fit the shape I was looking for. Good pattern too!!

CROCHET! How I LOVE my crochet! Some nights I crochet until my hand hurts (which is a really really long time! ) and I still can't stop (Bald Man says theres something wrong with me...)

I finished this a couple of months ago... it was meant to be worn this summer.... on cool nights on a patio somewhere... It didn't quite make it. But next spring/summer.. it'll be ready!
This pattern is from the March 09 Interweave magazine but I changed it alot!

Now this is part of my fall/winter wardrobe! AND I made up this pattern!!! and I have no ideal what I did..... because I didn't write anything down..... but still I'm extremely happy with this! And though I hate cold weather I am looking forward to it being cold enough to wear this!!! Its really cute with a tank top or turtle neck

I've also finished 3 more tops for Month of Tops! Countless crocheted dish clothes and doilies!
I'm currently crocheting a scallop shawl from a vintage crochet book I won off ebay and hairpin lace (which I have no clue what its going to be but I love making it!)
In the sewing room I am still pondering the costume.... working on yet another top... which will have some embroidery on it, just not sure what embroidery yet! AND my Thanks Giving weekend outfit.... ok now... back to work!
You all have a BLESSED week!!!!

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Faye Lewis said...

Angelia, how in the world did you get all of that done? Love your tops, quilting and everything else.

laura said...

Busy, busy!!! I wish I had your stick-to-it-ivness!! I love fall things and your quilt is adorable. I've never made one either but I would love to.

julia said...

I actually taught a couple of classes at the Sewing Machine, Etc... store last year, but it was too far of a drive for me. That's where I bought and traded my machines and my girls' machines. Gayla is very nice, isn't she?
You have been one busy, busy young lady.
Your table runner is so festive!!
Your sweaters are great.

Little Sewing Alcove said...

love love all your projects! You are so inspiring. The quilt, gorgeous. I love the tan and brown crochet top....you sure have been a busy bee!!