Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vintage Gathered Wristlet

Wow! I am surprised even by myself! Three posts in 2 weeks!

I made this Wristlet in August and never got the chance to post about it! It is one of my favorite things that I have made! The fabric is close to 25 years old, maybe older! My mom made a little vest for my brother or me when we were little! He his 27 and I am 24, so take your guess on the age of the fabric.

I used the Gathered Clutch tutorial over at Noodleheads to make this! The pattern is so easy to follow and it is very well written! The only thing that I changed was the length. That was by mistake of my rotary cutter! It is only one inch short! I only did the single pocket on the inside and I used DECOR BOND interfacing on the lining and the exterior! I like the sturdiness that it adds! I also added piping along the center strip and I love how it stands out!

I am going to be entering this into the PURSE WEEK CONTEST that is going on over at A LEMON SQUEEZY HOME. You should go take a look at all the entries! I am so excited.

I am also linking up at Sew and Tell Fridays over at AMY LOU Who's Blog!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Army on Etsy!

We are starting a new thing today on the blog! One day a week we will be sharing some of our favorite ETSY finds!
This week we are sharing a few very neat things that are ARMY related designs. For those of you who do not know, I am a Proud ARMY Wife! My husband has been in the army 9 years and for 5 of those, we have been married.


It was very fun browsing through ETSY finding all of these neat items. I think my favorite is the sewing machine, if I had the money I would have that baby sitting in my sewing room right now! SEW neat!

Stop by next week and see what we find for COWGIRL on ETSY!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Camo Custom Orders

It has been so long since my last post. I am at the computer every day but hardly ever have time to just sit and post!
I have been very busy lately! Potty training and chasing a crawling 6 month old all over the place!

This past week I have been working on a custom order and I am so in love with both items!

The first was a camo diaper bag for a little boy. I love how it came out. The bag has 2 exterior pockets and 2 interior pockets. It originally had no interior pockets but I took a pattern piece from another pattern and used to make pockets! I used DECOR BOND interfacing on the exterior and FUSIBLE FLEECE on the lining to give the bag more stability. I changed the way the straps were made and the only bad part of it was turning them the right side out!

The second part of the order was a baby quilt! I choose to use a pattern from the moda bake shop and was very pleased with the turnout! I made a few changes to the pattern. I added about 10 inches to the length of the quilt. I only needed one extra 10 inch square to make the change! I already had the camo fabric for these orders. It was purchased at Joanns. It is a light weight twill and the pattern is Mossy Oak Breakup! The flannel on the front is from FLANNEL QUEEN! Each one that I bought was on sale! She has some really cute stuff! The name fabric is from Joanns also! It is a snuggle flannel!

I have learned one thing from these orders....I am in no way, shape, or form a quilter. I love the turnout but don't really have the patience. I love sewing bags! Some may be difficult but they are usually done in 2 days!