Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Way back in August, I made myself a new purse.  (I am supposed to make one for Sarah, too.)  Her name is Candice, and she is a Lazy Girl design

While sewing the pockets, you can customize one to fit an e-Reader, iPad, or other tablet.  My pocket holds my Kindle in the pouch I made for it.

You can see there are lots of pockets, something I love about Lazy Girl patterns.

This purse has a zipper at the top, which is why I chose to use it when Phil was in the hospital.  It provided an extra measure of security for when I walked back and forth from the parking garage to the cancer center every day.

Overall, I found the pattern easy to follow.  The only tip I have is to label your pieces as you cut them out; I became confused when it came time to sew and it took me quite a while to figure out which piece was what.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Butterfly Cards

Another card, inspired by a Pinterest pin.  The original is here.

The embossing folder I used is the Cuttlebug folder Textile.  Lace is all from my stash, but probably purchased from Home Sew.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

I made a bunch of sentiment pieces to put on the bottom, which I pull out and attach when a card is needed.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Before my husband went into the hospital for his stem cell transplant (he's doing really well, BTW), I made a bunch of cards.  Three different designs, but multiple cards, just in different color combinations.

For the birthday and thank you cards, I began with this design, which I originally found on Pinterest.  It lent itself to scraps, so I began by going through our scrap box, pulling out all the pieces which might work.  I then paired them together.  Here's some of what I came up with.

The top is a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The ribbon is from my stash.  I found the star brads in the cupboard; it's been a long time since I used brads! 

Here are two of the feminine cards.  The heart on top of the ribbon is from the Decorative Photo Corners set by Spellbinders. 


 These thank you cards are the same idea.  A Cuttlebug embossing folder for the top, decorative paper on the bottom.  The decorative motif is from Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Accents.

The thank you notes have all been sent - except for one - but I still have plenty of the birthday cards.