Friday, June 5, 2009

What have I been up to?

This is the time of year for flowers and gardening. I know that I have spent a lot of time cleaning up my yard and getting some flowers planted in the gardens. My husband likes it too but he really likes vegetable gardening and has put in a bigger one this year. Isn't this African Violet pretty? It sits on the windowsill above my kitchen sink and it's one of three that are blooming! But that's not all I've been doing.......

I've been enjoying painting fabric, machine quilting it and sewing it into these clutches. This is one I made for my daughter. Most of the ones I've made so far I've given as gifts. I tuck a gift card in the purse and it becomes a gift in a gift. Love that!!! With my daughter's purse I painted the outside fabric shades of green and blue, she wanted one that was relatively plain. Then I bought the fabric for the lining........

This fabric and the two below it was fabric I bought at Lonni Rossi's in Ardmore, PA and then I added my own stamping and embellishing. Of course these fabrics I have ready to be sewn. I'm hoping to make up a bunch of purses to have ready as gifts, to use myself, or to sell. We'll see, I'm lovin them!

This is some fabric bought at Lonni Rossi's which I'm going to sew together in quilt fashion and then make into a purse. Just love the colors and design!

Remember the beads that Sue T. showed you that I did in a previous post? Well, I made some earrings from the beads and a necklace. I took them into work to show everyone what I had been doing and didn't they buy everything up!!! This is also a necklace I made from the beads. They were so easy to do and I'm loving the jewelry! Now I just have to make some more earrings.
Anyway, this is just a quick update to share what I've been up to. Today was my daughters last day of school, she's a middle schooler now. WOW! Seriously, vacation couldn't get here soon enough. We have a busy summer but it's gonna be great! I'll share my creative endeavors as I have time. Talk with ya soon,


sue t. said...

Be still my beating heart!!!!

bevyb said...

All I can say is beautiful!!
No wonder everyone snatch up the jewerly. You are so creative!!