Monday, October 31, 2011

More Sewing Finishes....and QUICK & cute ort bucket project.....

I had more tote and zipper bags to make & deliver in MB (by special order), here are pics of them...
I LOVE this set & have the same fabric in my stash for a lap quilt (one of these days Jeanne!).


 This Christmas Set was her favorite she said... (and she now has 4 sets! LOL)....

This tote was for my dear friend Susan who LOVES blue.  It is very pretty in person!

And last fall I ran across this fabric in Susan's fabric stash that she was purging.  I had to use it to make a zipper bag for our friend Char.  ;-)  Now Char is the proud owner of a one of a kind construction worker zipper bag to carry her stitching projects in.  She hooted with laughter when I gave it to her & I do believe she slept with it on the pillow next to her each night...  (I so wish she had a blog! LOL)



And now for a SUPER simple project...... 


This little "ort bucket" is just the cutest idea, and if you want one but don't want to stitch something over one to put in the pail, just use any fabric you like.  All I did was measure the pail, cut the strip just over twice the diameter of the pail.  Iron heat & bond to 1/2 the strip, then iron the other half to it so it's double sided.  Put it inside the pail and trim if needed.  For the top, I traced the lid on a piece of very stiff paper (not cardboard, but paper like you find in a picture frame), and cut out the circle.  Cut a fabric circle a bit larger and sew a running stitch around the edges (like you're making a fabric yo-yo), slip it over the stiff paper and tie off.  I put a magnet on the back so it can be removed, and there you go.  A cute and super simple "ort bucket", and best of all, you can easily change the fabric for each season or holiday.  The pails are available at most craft stores like Michael's, AC Moore, etc.  I used the smallest one above because it's just CUTE, but you can use any size.  You could also use pretty scrapbooking paper if you prefer, but I just have a "hoard" of fabric & don't have the paper.  :-)  You can also use this as a gift container....  especially for a stitcher so they can use the container as their ort bucket!

Thanks for stopping by - and more pics coming soon.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

8 comments:

Angela said...

Hi Amy,
All your bags are so pretty. I wish I could sew bags like that.
Thanks for sharing.
Angela (tweetybird61)

Myra said...

Your bags are gorgeous Amy! I love the little ort container too.

Chris said...

Hi Amy,
The bags are beautiful and the little ort bucket is sweet.

Carol said...

Cute stuff! You've been super busy doing lots of fun things. I live the pail you showed yesterday with your Halloween cross stitch, very cute.

Jenny said...

Those bags are fabulous! I love all of them, but I'd pick out the first one as the favorite (even though the blue and yellow one is a close second - the Swedish colors! LOL)

So, where did you get your little container from? It is very cute. Is it big or pretty tiny?

Fiona said...

All your totes and project bags are great. Good idea on the ort tin too.

Carolyn NC said...

Great idea and so cute! Love the bags!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You've been a busy bee since you got back, haven't you? That's a neat idea for the ORT bucket! Your bags are so pretty!