Sunday, March 10, 2013

Homemade Thread Rack

I finally decided I really needed a rack to hold all of my threads.  I was getting really tired of digging through my drawer trying to find the exact shade I need or needlessly purchasing thread I already have!

I thought about buying one, but HEY, I have a handy, dandy hubby who is perfectly capable of BUILDING one for me!  And he sure does love doing projects for me (why yes, I am a lucky gal!).

So we went to Lowes and picked out some wood and some dowels and TA-DA here is my new thread rack!

I will take credit for the paint and the fabric across the back and for my cute flower in the corner and for them not all being at the exact same angle, lol, I got impatient and did not carefully make sure they were all tilted exactly alike before I glued them.   But, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, my new thread rack.

It could even be made for less or for free by using reclaimed materials!!!

Easy Peasy Baby!

Deployment Yellow Ribbon Bag

I have been a busy, busy girl!

A few weeks ago I did a project for a customer.  I was very honored to create this bag for her, honoring her husbands service in the U.S. Army.

I created this bag using one med. size Army top. Tutorial to follow in the coming weeks.

Front of bag using back of top, pockets and collar
Back of bag using two wide panels from the front of the top sewn together in the center as well as another large pocket.  Sides of the purse were created using the lower half of the sleeves including the cuff
Side of bag using the lower half of the sleeve and re positioning the pencil pocket

Inside of bag again using large pocket on one side, and two smaller pockets on the other, over  lapping to create a small pocket in the center, so there are actually five total pockets on the inside of this bag.