Friday, February 25, 2011

Finally getting some work done

I’ve been trying to get some new items in my shop this week. I finally sat down & finished some owl totes. I sold out of these pretty quickly over the holidays & just haven’t had the time to sit down get to work on them.



I have to be in the mood. They take so much more time & detailed attention. But once I get started I can’t stop! I just think owls are so cute. I use eco felt for the owl shapes. Eco felt is made from 100% post consumer plastic bottles. It always amazes me what they can turn plastic into. Its so soft too!

I’m not much of a sewer. I know my basics. Like everything else I do, I just wing it & learn from trial & error. ( Some times there’s a lot more error!!) But I do love to sew & hope to try my hand at some new things.

I also made some new softies with squeakers. I had a lot of requests to add squeakers at the craft shows last year. I think I sold just as many of them to be used for baby gifts as I did for dogs!
The best part of sewing? This machine I get to use.

Its my moms & I’ve been “borrowing” it for about a year now. I just love it . Its sea foam green & such a solid machine. Luckily she hasn’t needed it for any projects lately. I will eventually have to bring it back to her. I almost bought a new one but they really don’t make them like they used to. I know newer ones can do so much more then this one can. I don’t mind though. That machine & I make a great team!! I probably should just buy my mom a new machine? HA! I’m just kidding Mom! I'll give it back....maybe : )

13 comments:

colenic said...

I love the owls....I have been totally enamored by owls lately....they are adorable...

Christine said...

I love those bags!! So cute! I never learned to sew but lately I've really been wanting a sewing machine because I see all of these cute projects I want to do.

Babbs said...

Gorgeous bags!! and the Squeakee toy dog is ADORABLE!!! Awesome job to me. My sewing skills are very limited, but I like doing it when I have time. I am right there with you on the sewing machine. I sew on my Mom's old avocado green Kenmore!! I'm not sure I could even figure the new ones out. Oh me and that machine fuss and fight, but I usually wind up winning. ;)

Jessica said...

AAH! I love the owl totes!!!

b. lee said...

those owl totes are sweeeeet *

Allison said...

Those are darling! What can't you do, Trisha? You're amazing.

I posted today...just for you. ;)

texwisgirl said...

I truly don't know how you make time for all your projects. You're amazing...

Out on the prairie said...

I saw someone else making grocery bags this week.These remind me of the little saw whet owls I was looking for last weekend.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

You and your Mom's sewing machine are a great team! Your projects are so cute and sweetly simple. I fear I don't have the patience for sewing these days -- I used to sew all the time a few years ago. I'll just admire your creations. :)

Treehugger_31 said...

Really cute bags! I love owls.
I got my machine for free off of Freecycle. It's a White and works really well. You might want to check it out...can't beat a free machine! :)

Roasted Garlicious said...

very cute stuff you make :D thanks to Out on the prairie for telling me about your site...

Trisha said...

Treehugger- I will have to do that! Free is the best.
Roasted Garlicious- I'm so glad you stopped by! & thank you OUT ON THE PRAIRIE for telling her about my blog :)
Thank you EVERYONE for your kind comments :) I'm off to work on some more!!

Chas said...

Very Cute! Thank you for leaving a comment at A Woman's Haven!