Monday, February 19, 2018

Cell phone zippered pouches

Last week a friend asked me to sew her a cell phone holder that she wanted to give to a friend.

So I took out my supplies and started to draft a pattern .

This was the first one I made-
I cut four pieces 5 1/8 x 8 inches. 2 pieces the same size if fusible batting .

For this one I quilted the top.

The size came out way too narrow to hold the phone.

It makes a great pouch for my crochet hooks, but I haven't decided if I'm going to keep it or not.

Then, I tried it again, making a larger one or so I thought.
I cut the pieces 6 x 9 inches thinking it just needed to be a little bigger .

Nope! Still too narrow.

Third time-
I cut the pieces 5.5 x 9 inches and decided to insert the zipper in the other way.

 Still a tight bit of a squeeze to get my phone in place.

And finally,
I cut the pieces 10 x 5.75


A perfect fit! This is the fabric she chose.

She loved it and I was finally pleased.  

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Dog bones

I've been having a blast making dog bones out of t-shirts.
 I'm selling them for $5 each if anyone is interested. The money will be donated to the Costa Rica trip as well. I plan to put some in the Etsy shop soon!

They come in four sizes. Send me a pm if you're interested in some!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

C.R. ?

I wanted a way to be able to raise money for a mission trip that was mentioned at church- that the youth were taking this summer. With my job coming to an end, I knew I needed to find another way to make some extra money.
Since I was already reopening my Etsy shop, I decided to create a special section called C.R. (Costa Rica trip) and donate the proceeds from the sales to their trip. All of the money except Etsy and shipping fees will be donated. If you are local to my area and planning to pick up your purchase, I will refund you the shipping charges. Just leave me a note when purchasing the item(s) so that I'll know. This fundraiser will be going on until June when they leave for their trip. I will likely have another fundraiser going after that, but will change the section name.

Friday, December 22, 2017


I've decided to re-open my Etsy shop after all the encouragement people have given me.

I'm looking forward to adding more items weekly.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bargain Wednesdays

I walked to the thrift shop on Wednesday and found some T-shirts on sale. Bought a handful of them and turned them into dog bones and cat "spiders".  They are for a fundraiser I'm working on. I'm trying to raise money for a group of teens from church that are going on a mission trip. I really want to support them so I am thought I'd see how many of these I can sell to donate to their mission.

I'm going to have to check back every Wednesday to get more t-shirts.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Blessing bags completed.

The first batch of blessing bags have been completed.

Here are the last of them.

Next challenge is to make 25 more in a Christmas print to donate to another group in need. Pictures to share soon!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

12 more bags done. Just a few left to go.

I had fun making these bags this week. I'm grateful for having a project to work on in the evenings. I've got 14 more to do and then I'll start on my next project! :-)

It's going to take awhile but I've decided to open my Etsy shop. It probably won't happen until next year though as my next project will be to make 25 more blessing bags. Pics to come soon!

Cell phone zippered pouches

Last week a friend asked me to sew her a cell phone holder that she wanted to give to a friend. So I took out my supplies and started to d...