Homemade wares and the like

So, this summer I have finally been able to do some of the more creative things that in the last few years I have been (a) too busy or (b) to lazy to accomplish or even attempt.

Here are just a few:

The Coin Purse:

You might recognize the target logo. It's not a wacky new material that is meant as off-beat advertising. No, it's a recycled target bag. I read up on fusing plastic bags together in order to make a usable "fabric" which is water proof. It's a great, inexpensive, eco-friendly way to create all sorts of goodies. I added a nice purple polka dot fabric lining and a black zipper...and there you have it: a coin purse. (The side not pictured had the words" "10 ways to reuse your target bag" still visible....quite fun)

The Slipcover:

I made this slipcover over a period of 3 days, with no pattern. You can read about it on a previous post. It turned out better than expected and was a great learning experience.

The shower Gift

I made these 3 bibs as a shower gift for a girl at church. They have basic cotton on the front and have a purple flannel backing -soft since that will close to baby's skin. They also feature a faux-mother of pearl snap (these are tough little boogers). I really enjoyed these and am constantly improving on the pattern and construction.


  1. Big Sis9:27 AM

    Cool coin purse. You should give directions for doing that on your blog. That seems like a neat project for your nephew. :)

    Do you have a surger? I noticed the bibs looked like they've been surged. They are adorable. The purple fabrics are so cute.

    Love ya.

  2. you are so crafty! I LOVE IT!