apron by little suitcase

Back in September, the lovely Toni of the blog Little Suitcase hosted a giveaway for an adorable apron she'd made, as well as the craft book Pass Me a Smile. I actually won the giveaway (!) and a few weeks later, this beauty arrived on my doorstep:
The apron is made from vintage material, with lace and ribbon edgings, and is absolutely gorgeous.
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austin monthly: the wondercraft

If you're interested in learning a bit more about the Austin craft scene and the recent launch of The Wondercraft, you should check out my article about both in the August 2009 issue of Austin Monthly

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sewing project: carolina makeup bag

A while back, I made this roomy makeup bag using the Carolina pattern on Burdastyle.

The pattern was easy to follow and the bag easily accommodates large bottles (shampoo, contact solution, etc.). It turned out to be perfect for our honeymoon. 

**Since a lot of my current projects are Christmas presents, I won't be posting them until after the holidays. Instead, I'll post a few that I did pre-blog,...
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monoprints by anna betts

Loving this monoprint by Anna Betts.

I love the droopy quality the blind contour drawing lends the chandelier.

Check out Anna's excellent blog and Etsy shop.
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lexi's quilt

My husband's cousin recently gave birth to a baby girl--Lexi--so I decided to make her a quilt. 
I used scrap materials I had in my sewing room to make the top, and purchased the yellow-polka-dot backing and lavender binding.
To make the quilt, I used a combination of three different tutorials. The top came from here, the directions on how to make a quilt sandwich and machine quilt came from Modern Day Pioneers, and steps on how to do binding came from here. The binding is hand-sewn on the back and the finished quilt is about 28" x 28".
I also made a rather clumsy attempt to embroider the quilt with Lexi's name, my name, and the date. I'll have to work on improving my embroidery skills...
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