Thursday, February 17, 2011

Car Accessories

I got my first car a couple weeks ago! I'm really excited about it! It's a 2005 Toyota Echo, and it hasn't even reached 50,000kms yet! It's a totally cute little rounded shaped hatchback. It got great ratings everywhere I looked, and people I know who have owned them have said nothing but stellar things. One guy even takes it through harsh Northern Canadian winters. Sweet that the lil' thing lasts so hardilly!

So for my new car, I decided to give it a lil' home sewn love!

I designed this tissue holder to attatch to the back of the seat. No more fumbling for the tissues in the back seat, no more snow from your boots saturating the tissues with yuckiness. It's always right where you can reach it now!

And of course, once you are done with said tissue, you can't just throw it on the floor! (Well you could, but ew.) So also in perfect reach is this handy waste bag! I also added a front pocket to store plastic baggies or whatever.

To top it off, I lined it with oilcloth! It's a waterproof fabric that people usually use to make table cloths with. But I found a really cute damask fabric in the summer, and it's come in so handy! This fabric waste bag can handle any mess! But no messes in my new car or you'll ride on the roof! :oP

Friday, February 11, 2011

Crazy Stitch Wrist Cuff

This was a fun little project that I made as a thank you for someone who made a little extra effort on my behalf, just because. She had wished for something just like this, so I took my own spin on it as a surprise for her! She should have it in a couple of days. :o)

I used zigzag stitches and free hand machine quilting for most of it. I used some yarn fibres to give it a little texture, and I used seed beads to make a leaf to go with the flower button that I had.

I got my new labels in! Love them!

I'm pretty happy with how it came out. It looks funky! It was a lot of fun to make, like a kid with fingerpaints is how it felt. Always good to try a project that doesn't need to be neat and tidy. ;o)

Pretty Pink Apron

Just a quickie post to show a cute apron I made for a swap! I like how it came out. It has a tie at the neck that goes through a casing, so you can make the top really small or quite wide. It fits anyone just nice!