Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Small Projects

I spent quite a bit of time with my sewing machine the last few days.

I finished 12 granny square shirt blocks:

This project is taking longer than I expected, but it's always on the back burner.

I made one of the smaller-than-I-expected, very adorable thread catchers.

Mine, of course. I'll get to Mandy's someday.

But the majority of the time has been spent making the grab bags. These have been great fun.

I made 2 of these using the batting suggested in the pattern:

They're cute. Love the size of this bag - so perfect for a portable project when a tote bag is too big. Love the way they close - just everything about them. Except that batting. I just didn't like how soft and smooshy it was.

So I tried out some pretty stiff interfacing:

And of course, the fabrics are much cuter.

I may need to go with a lighter weight interfacing next time, but I do like the crisp, sturdy feel of it much better.

My only sewing goal for the rest of the week is getting Strawberry Patch basted. Have a good week!