Friday, October 24, 2008

Autumn handbag



Here comes my first handbag. It's a big handbag, have enough room for everything. :)

When I first saw that sparkling brown corduroy fabric, I wanted to make a bag of it. By then, I thought bag-making would be really hard, so that piece of corduroy stayed in a box for almost a year. Last week, I finally decided to try one, if it went badly, I could just hide it in my trash bin, how worse could it be? But it turned out to be much easier than I thought.

The fabric looked a little too dark to me, I added some autumn color to lighten it slightly. :)

Going out



Inside look






Here is my home-made pattern,if anyone is interested. Hmmm, yes, I always recycle paper whenever it's possible.

My scanner is unable to scan the full size pattern, so I draw them in half. You can just fold fabric along the line as I indicated in pictures.
I tried in my own printer,letter size paper was exactly the right size. BTW,you'll have to click on the picture to get the full size image.

This is my first time sharing a pattern, if there is anything not clear, let me know.
Enjoy!


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fabric Kitchen Storage basket




This is a project I started last year, yeah,that's right, last year. I cut one of my husband's old jean, finished appliques and left it there until yesterday. Some people keep really good working habits, always finish one project before starting a new one. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them, I'm easily distracted by new ideas. Therefore, I have a storage box full of half done projects. Sometimes, I don't have new ideas, I go through them and finish one or two. Am I terrible? But look on the bright side, it takes half as much time to complete, at least, feel like that way.

I turned the light on to take another shot.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Back from trip



I'm back. :)I'm always amazed we can trip such a long distance in such a short time, one moment we are here, a few hours later, we can be anywhere in this planet.

Always dreaming to live at seaside, warm weather, sand beach, forever green plants.... We now live far away from my dreaming land, whenever having a chance, we'll have a seaside vocation.

Yas, we went to San Francisco, California


Lot of people fished crabs here, a guy told us he could catch over 50 crabs a day, his secret formula was lemon juice.


Flowers grow in sand, shining like jewelry. Those are not water drops, I actually touched. I have no ideas what this plant is, if anyone knows, please let me know.