Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What I've Been Up To

I've been sewing. I know. Laugh it up. It IS pretty darn funny.

For those of you who don't know me and are asking, "Why is it funny?", you should ask my high school home ec teacher. Awful! I was AWFUL at sewing. My square pillow looked like a zig zag on one side and a half moon on the other. Not kidding.

However, about a year ago I decided to try again and recently, a lady from church let me borrow her machine so that I could make her a Nook cover.  This is a big deal! I made one for myself, but it was with mom's help AND I had a pattern for MY Nook (Nook Color). She has a Nook SimpleTouch - not.the.same.size. So, I made a new pattern and HOLY COW - it worked!


I know, right?!?!?!?!

I like hers much better than mine. I did a few things differently and it worked better.

I also made a passport cover:

I'm gettin' crafty I tell ya!

I am going to try to make more passport covers and checkbook covers to sell on Etsy. What else can I make?

Oh, I've also been playing with my Silhouette CAMEO. A couple of months ago, I sent a picture of an apron to my friend, Casey (fabulous chef!). However, it was WAY too expensive, out of stock and in an ugly color. So, I made one for her:

And by the way - I am IN LOVE with my CAMEO! More projects coming soon.


CrysHouse said...

You crack me up. You need to look at a couple of the patterns on Etsy for the Dave Ramsey Cash Envelope Wallets. See if you can't make those happen :)

LOVE the nook cover. It's BEAUTIFUL :)

So...a sewing machine for your bday?

Sheena said...


ummm...they have pockets - I don't think I'm there!

I actually have a sewing machine on my amazon wish list, but I would prefer a clarisonic ;-)

CaseyRhea said...

I love you!

CaseyRhea said...

I love you!

Debbie said...

I love all your creativity. Keep up the good work.

Debbie said...

Aren't you impressed - I finally remembered my password so I can comment.

Jennifer said...

I want the pattern for this! I have an old school regular Nook. I tried to make a cover but it did NOT turn out this cute!

Sheena said...


Here's where I bought the pattern. However, I amended it. I wanted a pocket at the bottom - not on the side, and I wanted a magnetic closure.

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