Saturday, August 18, 2007

mermaid bag II

This little lady was an all day event. I have been putting this off for so long. I should have started her right after I made the other red haired mermaid. It took a long time to find the inspiration. I'm pleased with the applique, but the bag itself is kind of blahh. I hope Anna likes it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I've made it a personal goal to start unloading some of my yarn stash. I started loading up on the yarn back in March when I began to make stuff for Beverly at the Bronx Zoo. My yarn stash has multiplied so much that it now surpasses my fabric stash. I am a total sucker for the two dollar clearance bin at Michaels. The saddest part is that I actually had to go out and buy more green yarn to finish this shawl. Oh well. Maybe someone will buy it and it will be all worth while. This one is incredibly soft. I made it on one of those crazy knifty knitter thingies. It is a bit clumsy to use. Since it's not very portable, I think I'll just use it for couch projects.

more tattoo pouches

If you haven't figured it out already, I am a huge fan of happy zippy pouches. I love to make stuff that holds other stuff. Here are some of the finished tattoo inspired pouches like the ones I mentioned earlier. I have a stack of six more just begging to be finished. Maybe this weekend. Who knows.

Monday, August 13, 2007

reconstructed camo

Here is a great example of why I never throw anything away. The body of this bag is made from a pair of camouflage pants. The pants had one of those unrepairable rips up the rear. I salvaged one of the pockets for the front. The back is just plain. I lined it with a scrap of this great dot fabric. I get a little shock every time I open it. I love that.