Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A quick little show-and-tell

A quick little post, sharing a couple of the projects (aside from THE TOTE) that kept me busy last month.

First up. . . 

a custom teapot trivet for a sweet customer. . .

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back... love this embroidered linen fabric!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to add a recessed zipper: tutorial


And now, Add a recessed zipper!

You know, zippers and I haven't always got along.  We fought.  We argued. We struggled.  But I think we're coming to a good place, a place of understanding and acceptance.  I think we're going to be friends, even.  Even when I had to put a zipper in a bag that had no closure whatsoever, and I decided to make a zipper panel for my friend's Amy Butler Sweet Harmony Tote-turned-diaper bag.  Here's how I did it, in case you want to add one to your tote, too. . . .

Friday, March 1, 2013

Making the Sweet Harmony Tote


I'm squinting, as I approach daylight, out from under my pile of projects, orders and miscellaneous stuff-to-do.  One of those pressing projects was making a diaper bag a dear friend of mine.  I wanted to share a few hard lessons tips I learned while making this bag, plus how I added a zipper closure to the tote.  My post on The Zipper will appear tomorrow.  It was just too, too much for one little post.  :)

First, the bag. . . .