Saturday, February 28, 2009


'collage kitchen table' backdrop

This is what I have been working on this weekend. Like many weekends for many years.
I love to make pouches. I hate to put in zippers. The kind that are directly on top of the pouch (purse etc.).

inside view with 'scallop stitch' topstitching

I've been working on it off and on since yesterday (small portions of time) and think I might have finally gotten the zipper installed in a way I like. Crossing fingers to be able to do it a second time. That'll be the true test of success. Can she do it twice? We'll see about that tomorrow.

I have bought so many patterns and books and read tutorials on installing zippers over the years and somehow I can never seem to make them look nice enough, to me. (Too self critical maybe?)
This time I thought I would just keep doing it til I got it right.Taking notes along the way.That has helped immensely....only sacrificing 2 zippers.

I like how the ends turned out.What do you think?

trying out different stitch patterns on my new machine too-fun!

Oh, and those iron on tags are from namemaker.I just got them the other day.Most of them look good.Some are a little smeary looking but only a few. Not bad for the price I guess. It's nice to be able to just iron them on in the pouches. I would like to get woven ones but they only allow 20 letters or something and I'm just 2 characters over the limit :(

Have a great weekend!


LurielKali said...

i love your site, so awesome, and you're pouches are beautiful :)

Flor Larios Art said...

Your pouches are beautiful and delicate. The fabric of this one is very pretty!

Jillianmackowiak said...

Your pouches are sooo cute!! I'm still working on getting my business cards printed. It's so hard to find services like that where it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg. :)

Jillian :) said...

going back to hospital
Hi darlings,just visiting and to let y'all know I will be going back to hospital Monday to have a kidney removed.hope to be back home in a few weeks and get to talk and visit with y'all.I miss being on here to chat and see what everyone is doing and creating.xxoo

This is Dusty,one of Mama's daughters.She has had a really bad night with the pain,If any of her friends here would like to see a donation in a small creation of art , cards or money it would be greatly appreciated. Her hospital bills and meds are running high.Thank you for any thoughts.
It can be sent to
Jessie LaVon 854
Demopolia ,Alabama 36732

Ann Renee Lighter said...

What nice work !
I love the little pouches.

Heather said...

oh! this is SO cute! I love the fabric you used!~

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