Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Finished Projects!

I finally snapped some photos of some of the projects I have been working on. The jeans purse was so much fun to make! I just cut off some of my sons jeans that were too small and sewed up the bottom. I measured the inside of the bag and lined it with some red and beige toile fabric that I already had. The handle is made from a mans tie that I bought for .50 at the thrift store. And on the side is a little rhinestone button that came from the button jar that my Grandmother gave me. The fabric flower I made using a tutorial from http://blairpeter.typepad.com/. These fabric flowers could also be used as a topper to a package or even as a corsage! They are so fun to make.

This photo of my Edwardian apron did not turn out so well. I really love the apron, it has great coverage which is good for me because I can get really messy cooking sometimes! And it has great deep pockets. I got the pattern from http://sensibility.com/. They sell lots of patterns that are Edwardian and Victorian. It's a really fun sight.

The embroidered cat is from a 1980 Better homes and Gardens craft book. It was a lot of fun to make and is so cute. I made this one to be a Christmas ornament and will give it to my girlfriend Diane for her birthday. She loves cats and Christmas ornaments. I think I will make several of these to use on top of Christmas presents instead of bows.

We had a little set back with my MIL yesterday. At her appointment they told her that she had emphazema and she will probably have to have the oxygen tank the rest of her life. She is really having a hard time accepting this. Her oxygen levels are down to 74 without the oxygen. Your oxygen level should be at least 87.

Please!!!! If any of my blogger friends smoke, please, please, talk with your Dr. about getting help quitting. My MIL smoked for 35 years and is now paying the price for it. It is so hard to watch her cry and cry and not be able to do a thing for her. There is no cure for enphazema and it doesn't get better.


About me: said...

HI Linda,
I am so sorry to read about your MIL. Smoking is a slow death.
The jeans purse is so orginal and seems simple to make, and your Edwardian apron is a functional delight! I am so glad that my daughter suggest I visit your blog!
Blessings, Karen

Tracy said...

WOW! You have been busy! Love all of your projects. I'm praying for your MIL.

Jenn4Him said...

Hello. I think you could sell that purse on ebay! My MIL smokes a pack a day. I am praying for her to quit. I know it is hard. Her boyfriend's wife died from lung cancer. It's so hard to watch someone we love suffer.

Jodi said...

Linda ~ I am so sorry about your MIL. Praying the Lord slows down her disease and helps her (and all of you) cope with this life change.

Your jean purse is adorable - love the tie for a handle idea. And the apron looks great. LOL - I, too, need good coverage when I cook. Hmm - come to think of it, maybe I should wear one when I eat, too!

Amy said...

Oh you're really clever knowing how to sew, I wouldnt know where to start. I love the edwardian apron :-)

Myrna said...

Such talent! I love the jeans purse!

I am so sorry about your mil. I will pray for her--and for your family as you care for her.

Kelli said...

I'm sorry to hear about your MIL. I will keep her in my prayers. It must be so hard to watch her go through this.

Your projects are *wonderful!* The purse is the cutest thing, I love the handle!

~ Janice ~ said...

You are one crafty lady!! I LOVE that bag you made, it's wonderful! The apron is so old fashioned and pretty. I'm going to visit that link and see about getting a pattern. I am extremely messy in the kitchen too! Love the embroidered cat ornament too. I'm sorry your MIL is struggling, bless her.

Trella said...

So sorry for your MIL, I pray that her spirits are lifted and that it doesn't get worse.

I love all of your projects, especially the jean purse. Too cute, and a great idea.

PEA said...

Such a darling purse you made with that old pair of jeans..wow! I just love that apron too, as well as the kitty ornament. I wish I had talent like that where sewing is concerned...my mom is quite the seamstress but she never passed that talent on to me. I hem pants...that's it! lol I'm so sorry to hear the news about your MIL...my prayers are with her. I've never smoked and I'm glad I don't!!! xoxo

Lori B said...

I love the jean purse. It is so cute.

Sorry to hear about your MIL. I will keep her in my prayers.

LBP said...

Thanks for all the prayers of my Mother in law. She seems very depressed over her illness and we just pray she has enough stamina to pull through.

And thanks for the praise for my sewing projects. I am hyper and can't just sit. I have to have some kind of needlework in my hand!

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry about your MIL. I pray she can adjust well to this.

I love the apron!!