Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Diaper Caddy

In honor of my dear friend Sheri, I am posting this photo of 11 attempts at a prototype for a diaper caddy. Some have pockets, some even have handles, but none of them is quite right. And I must say, I don't think the prototype has improved as I've made more. What do you think?

I used a variety of patterns I found online and sort of adapted them to what I was going for.

I think I'm going to try somethine more like this:

But I must admit, I'd close to giving up since Sheri showed me this adorable "pocket caddy" from Garnet Hill for a mere $38 dollars.

So far, at least I have lots of new storage for all my fabrics and notions and other little dodads that would otherwise get lost, stepped on or eaten by my dog.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pillowcases and covers

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Halloween items

I've decided to make a few Halloween pillow case covers. They should be cute. One for a standard size pillow and the other to cover a 16x16 form.
After I finished the jack-o'lantern pillow case, I thought I had made it left-handed. I looked at the opening and decided I had put it on the wrong side, but then I looked closer. In one of my better moments, I put both sides of the fabric facing up so either way you turn it, it will be right side up. Which incidentally made it right handed, too.
Sometimes as a "lefty" I do things backwards and it takes me a while to figure out how I managed to do it. Or, I can't figure out how to do something at all because it's so awkward. I think sewing machines are right handed. Has anyone come up with a left-handed sewing machine? That would be awesome. Most of the time I just put the fabric in the wrong way so I have too much of it bunched up in the closed end. Oopsie. It all seems to work out ok in the end.
I'll be taking photos of my lovely pillow cases tomorrow and hopefully I'll remember to post them here.