Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Sunday Projects....

I had a fairly productive day with my sewing today!
I joined the Sweetwater "Label Crew" a couple of weeks ago & asked them to send both the Dec. & Jan. projects.  I made the Dec. project today - a journal cover.  I love their iron on labels (aren't they cute?) and I thought this one was perfect with the "Etchings" fabric I decided to use for the squares.  The lining is from a line called "Inkwell" - how's that for a journal?  ;-)



And I've need some new potholders for several months & couldn't find any I liked.  I used this Waverly fabric to cover my kitchen chair seats and I also have placemats out of it.  I decided to make my own potholders using the fabric after I ran across it while I was getting out Christmas decorations last month.  I finally got around to it today - I  made eight.  Yep, that's a lot, but it should do for awhile, don't you think?  I used Insul-Bright (which is heat resistant) and a layer of cotton batting.  Simple but still pretty I think.

I stitched some yesterday on a piece called "Let's Sew" by Urslua Michaels/Imaginating.  I hope to get back to it tomorrow.  We're doing a very informal SAL in the Pals group.  Can't wait to see how creative everyone gets with theirs. 

Thanks for stopping by - have a great week ahead.  Happy stitching & sewing!


8 comments:

Carol said...

I like your notebook cover Amy, very cute. Nice pot holders too. You sure got a lot of sewing done today.

Chris said...

Very pretty Amy! I love the fabrics that you used.

Beth Pearce said...

I love your Journal cover! I never would have thought to make my own potholders - what a great idea with the matching chairs and placemats!!

Fiona said...

Nice journal cover and your pot holders are very cute too. But 8 when you only have 2 hands...LOL.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very cute projects! Productive, indeed!

Jenny said...

Etchings is such a beautiful fabric collection, but I tend to adore anything that Three Sisters designs. I don't have that line in my stash - wonder if Fat Quarter Shop has opened yet...? LOL

Myra said...

I joined the Label Crew too Amy! I just finished making the January project for little Valentine presents. :o) Your journal cover looks awesome.

Karen said...

Love your journal cover! Looks like you had a good day!

happy stitching...and sewing.