This is my online scrapbook of the projects my kids and I have worked on.... the lucky few that came to fruition!

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Messenger for Mum

Georgia O'Keefe art... that's what this fabric reminds me of. I loved it the moment I saw it, at least 2 years ago now. So what's the right project for such a luscious fabric? Mother's Day approaching and a wonderful reversible messenger bag pattern made it an easy decision. My mum has always loved Georgia O'Keefe's vibrant paintings, so I hope she likes this. It turned out beautifully, my 4th time using this pattern and I am now getting really comfortable with it. Next time I should make one of these for myself... oh, but what fabric to use??

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Colonial Day

School Colonial Day: The amazing internet provided the patterns and instructions for the bonnet and peasant top. The skirt was so simple, no pattern was necessary, and the apron was from the Spring 2013 issue of Ottobre Magazine. I had a very happy 5th grader, and that's what counts :-)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Messenger Mania

I found this wonderful Reversible Messenger Bag pattern & tutorial on the Crazy Little Projects blog, and I guess I've gone a little crazy with it. The top picture is a bag I made for my sister, and the two lower sets of photos are of birthday gifts I made for my daughter's friends. They are DIY Science Kits, as tested at my youngest daughter's 7th birthday party (what super science projects they are and, oh, the fun & chaos we had at that party).