Friday, January 14, 2011

New! Netbook/iPad/Kindle Sleeve

I am so excited to share this with you all! I made a pattern today and I love love love it! I wanted to try making a netbook sleeve for myself since I don't like my boring black case I have for it. Now I can make as many of these as I want, to go with my outfit or mood. LOL You know me well enough by now to know I am not really joking...

I started by tracing around my netbook and then adding an inch to each side. I wanted to make it easy to charge while in the sleeve, so I made it open on one end instead of on top. This was mainly because my two year old daughter likes to sneak up and turn it on when it is charging. Now she can't get into it! I basically made two sacks and joined them together with a little tab at the opening to close with a button. It was super easy and fun. I just used cotton, fusible fleece for the padding and a button. How easy is that?!

I will be making some of these for my shop as well as some that are smaller for the iPad and the Kindle. I cannot wait to get going on these over the next few days!!

I Heart Denim

It's true. I have been using denim a lot lately. I don't know why the sudden fascination, but it's been fun. Did ya notice I even changed my layout to a denim layout? Nerd alert. Here are pictures of the denim love floating around B Sew Crafty lately.

An iPod/Camera case

A Buttercup Bag

Those are my two favorites I have made recently. I want to make a clutch with denim also. Go figure. Coincidentally, both those items are for sale in my shop. :)

In other news, I have been busy with orders and working on building up my stock in my shop. It's been great! I have had so much fun trying new things, fabric shopping and brainstorming future projects. I need to get some sewing done for my daughter though! I have the cutest tulip fabric I bought last summer and haven't used it yet. I want to make her something cute to wear for spring. I also have some ideas to re-purpose some of her jeans and mine too. I am excited to try some clothing projects finally.

I am still planning on working on the Amy butler Style Stitches Sew Along...which means I should order my book soon. hahahaha I opted to not make this months bag because it is ginormous, so I have a little wiggle room to get the book here before the next bag. Maybe this week I will order it...

That's all I got for now. Stay tuned for some pictures of my new projects/first time projects!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Amy Butler Style Stitches Sew Along

Say that 5 times fast....I dare ya. Anywho. I am going to try and join this sew along with my friend and fellow crafty blog gal, Bree, from My Crafty Crap. I don't have this book yet but I looked through some of the flickr pages about it and the bags are super cute!

I have never done a sew along before so this will be all new to me, but I am excited to see what everyone makes and how we each come along. It will be good to have support and help for tricky things if we need it, too! Wish me luck and patience. ;)