Tuesday, April 07, 2009

just a peek...

With ALOT of direction from my Mom, I finally finished the project I'd been working on for my mom-in-law's birthday. Turned out great, but lessons learned-not all patterns are created equal and know your limits. As sometimes occurs under creative stress, we had a brief moment of hysterics out in the garage one evening trying to cut through a gazillion layers of fabric to set grommets. Um, and dad may wonder just why there's a grommet through one of his old t-shirts!


Anyway, without further adieu, here's a little peek. I won't unveil the real thing until Friday when we meet Jeff's folks for a pre-Easter lunch and shopping bash. Ha! Linda, you probably thought you were going to get a preview. No way-after all, it's only been nearly a month since your birthday. Don't want to spoil the surprise now!


Oh, and just for fun. This is the one I made.



And this is the one Mom made.


You can tell who's been sewing the longest, can't you? Just a few tips and tricks results in a much more professional piece. I think if I hadn't been exhausted from working on the main project all day I might have done better. I'll be trying it again though. This is a great use for scraps and make great little gifts. Fabric designed by Lila Tueller for Moda. You can get the free pattern on the Moda website.





3 comments:

Cindy said...

Really cute, Patti! How fun that you and your Mom are sharing all these crafty moments!

Mom said...

I think you did great on your project. I can't see any big difference between your little bag and mine. If I had beem with you to give you a few little hints you would have been better. All you need is the correct information on how to do things.

cindy said...

ahhhh, nothing like crafting hysertia...I love it! :D Looks great, both of ya'll did good. And what a cute bunny too!

-c