Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old Friends

My youngest son has special needs and when he was younger he had a very special support worker who became part of our extended family. She worked with him for at least 5 years. Unfortunately circumstances change and she had to stop working with us about 10 years ago. Recently I was fortunate to reconnect with her and when she saw the handbag I made for myself last year (see previous post) she asked if I could make one for her but just a bit smaller. The handbag is a creation from the features I liked from two different patterns. She gave me the dimensions she wanted, picked the fabric from my "stash" and this is the result.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shower Gift

Over the past few years I have been fortunate to have been given bits of fabric that friends no longer have a use for. I call these projects in waiting. Recently my MIL returned from a visit to family in England and she brought me back some bits of fabric from her sister. I had to come up with a bridal shower gift for my BF's daughter. I pulled out some of the English fabric and was able to come up with some coordinating pieces from my "stash". I found a pattern to make a neat quilted cover for a binder to make it into a photo album. It can be found at All I have to get now is the inserts for the pictures.