Saturday, February 20, 2010

Trash


Trash: Yes a weird theme for this post but relevant nonetheless! In an attempt to keep my car tidy, I decided to make a mini trash bag. The inside is lined with vinyl (from a $3 shower curtain) while the outside is made from a fat quarter of fabric. I used a ribbon to act as a handle and secured one end with a velcro dot. I also used some boning on one side of the top to keep the bag open. (PS- I can't seem to figure out why this post is underlined and therefore cannot un-underline it...sorry!). Here's the finished product:

Trash: While in France a few years ago, I was walking around the little alleyways and streets of Alsace and came upon a crate full of empty wine bottles. I decided it would make a really nice picture so I snapped away. My friend Tori is on the planning board for the Pink Tie Ball, which benefits Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation, and she asked if I would like to donate an item for the silent auction. I thought this picture would be nice in someone's home so I had it printed to an 11x14 size and framed. You can see the original picture better on my website under 'art for purchase'. So, as the saying goes, one man's trash really is another's treasure!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vacation Time!

February break is wrapping up and I have been busy trying new crafts! Well, some are old, but still beautiful and fun to make! Here they are:

Travel Set
In April I will be taking a trip to the British Isles (super excited!) which got me thinking about my luggage and travel items. I bought a black LL Bean suitcase a fews years back and had them monogram a pink 'K' on the front thinking it would distinguish my bag from the rest of the black suitcases on the conveyor belt. Well, half the time the bag comes out face down, thus hiding the 'k'. So, I decided to make a set of brightly colored luggage handle wraps so I will easily identify my bag every time! I also made a matching pocket tissue cover as well. Can't wait to use them on my trip!


Garden Party
It is sort of funny to be thinking about a garden party when the snow is still on the ground but I just fell in love with these fabrics when I saw them. I made 3 banners and some matching pocket tissue covers. I think these would be fabulous to use for a bridal shower or other event that calls for decorations and favors!