Monday, June 13, 2016

Rita's cheesecake

I had one box of cream cheese and was craving cheesecake so I decided to make my new favorite recipe. I actually tried it last month but couldn't post on blogger back then.

I had never made cheesecake before unless you count the no bake version that comes in a box! Lol.

The first one I made I used crushed Cheerios for the crust. (Substituted it for Graham crackers.) It turned out pretty good.

Tonight I wanted to try it with Graham crackers and it was great!

Here is the recipe.

Three bags in one night

I decided to tackle my fabric scraps today and get some bags made. I really need to make a dent on my craft supplies so I can justify buying more stuff.

I want to order more zippers but decided instead that I'm going to sew mini notion drawstring pouches instead. If I can sell them, then I'll use the money from them to buy more zippers.

Here are three bags I made tonight.

The first one has a handle on the sides. The other two have a loop style handle. I wanted to try the first style and succeeded. I cut out the squares 1.75 inches to make the handles and the rest of the boxy corners I sewed the triangles to measure 2 inches. I prefer to sew the triangles over cutting corners. 

I've got several more boxy bags to sew but only a couple zippers left. So, after that I'll be limited to drawstring pouches. I'm excited to try a zippered pouch within a drawstring bag though. I just need to get a short zipper. Which I think I can justify. I'm putting myself on a no-more-buying supplies until I used up what I've got. 

And just last week, this arrived in the mail-

So I've got a bunch of new ideas on what to sew next.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Baby quilt part one- deciding on pattern

My friend came over today and helped me lay out squares to figure out for a baby quilt.

We arranged them over and over again. I took pictures along way.

We decided we liked the idea of spacing it between white strips which we didn't have but I had an old bed sheet so we used it for visualization.

What do you think? We liked the one with the white best. Cool colors along the outside and warm colors on the inside.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Felted pouches part 1&2

Here is the pouch finished and turned inside out.

Here it is felted after it came out of the washer. It got all twisted up when it came out, but I was able to get it to lay better while it was wet. It still needs to be tweaked with.

I'm trying to decide how to decorate it. More pics to come!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Polka dot bag

 A friend of mine asked me to sew her a bag awhile back. She had a particular color in mind, but living far apart it was hard to figure out what she meant. Until I sent her the picture of this fabric. Right away she fell in love with it.

So, I bought the material Tuesday and sewed the bag tonight.

Mailing it out tomorrow. I hope my friend likes the bag!