Thursday, March 10, 2011

I challenged myself to a "No-buying" challenge- Some may call it a "Fabric diet."  If you sew, a fabric diet is just as hard to do as the real diet- as I stay out of the bakery I must also stay out of the fabric store, less I be tempted!  So I challenged myself to make 15 projects- Here's what I've done so far:

1 purse for a friend (no picture taken- I know, how could I?)
1 camera wristlet strap inspired by this lovely artist .  Below is what mine looks like. 

 1 sweet purse for my niece.  I got the idea here. But I added a strap and made it a tad bigger. See:

Wanna see a little more of it?  I love the red stitching with the cow print and the inside of the bag was made  with left over curtain fabric from our nursery.

The next one I came up with a pattern/plan on my own and just went along with it!  It's my purse organizer.  I can change purses in a flash now!  I might even post a tutorial for it at some point!

My next attempt was a daunting one!  I wanted to make a scripture case, one that looks like a purse.  I came up with the pattern on my own.  The zipper took me 3 tries!  YIKES!  I took pictures of the steps, maybe this will be a tutorial as well some day!

Then I made one for each of my sons- the oldest's J. is out of denim, and somehow in hand-stitching the zipper on, it ended up all crooked, but it still works and he is so pleased with it.

Then my 3rd scripture case came out the best- of course NOW I know what I am doing but I am done.  This is for my little A.  He's so sweet and proud to have his own brand new Bible and case BUT he also needed to see if his pen worked- where else should he check- on his monogram A of course!  *sigh*

Today I made some prettiness for my kitchen out of my scraps from my kitchen curtains- 2 basket liners and a bag sausage!

 The basket liners were really BLAH before:

Other items not pictured are 2 scarves and a pair of mittens out of some random plaid flannel. 

SO if I have added right, I am done 11 (counting the 2 baskets as one and the 2 scarves as one) and just like any other diet of hard work I have done- It looks like I haven't made a dent in my fabric.  I might just up my challenge.  I'll decide that later- in the mean time, enjoy my pics!



  1. wow, you've been busy! love the purse. :)

  2. You are very talented! You inspire me to maybe actually finally learn how to use that new sewing machine I received as a present!!! Thanks for the inspiration.