Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Applique, Make-Up Bag, and Socks

Monday I made this 16" square reverse applique block.
I also made two of these 8" reverse applique blocks.  I have several more to go.
Click here to view my reverse appliques tutorial.
Last Friday I taped episode 33 of my local access t.v. show.  This is what I made during the taping, a make-up bag (notions bag, jewelry bag, etc.).  My show is all about being "green," so how is this "green?"  I used fabric scraps left over from my sewing projects as well as from friends' sewing projects. You can also use old t-shirts, jeans, table clothes, etc. for it as well.  Maybe one day I'll use fused plastic bags for it.  That would be interesting.  You can also use organic cotton batting for the inside.  
I am hoping to edit the 30 minute episode for viewing on you tube very soon.  Until then, you can view my blog tutorial here.
I'm not finished with my first sock yet.  I have about 2 to 3 more inches of the foot to go before starting on the toes.  There are mistakes and it looks funny to me, but it is my first sock.  I just hope that I can make a matching 2nd sock.  Maybe my next pair will actually be leg warmers.  It was below zero degrees out on Monday, and I sure could use a pair for under my jeans.


  1. I love those little bags .. wish I had time to make more little bags and things... I have LOTS of scraps ..

    Your sock looks great to me ! I've only made a few pair, and none for myself I'm no expert .. but I love the colors! :)

  2. Thanks Tara. When free time and inspiration hits, I will just start sewing my scraps together with no rhyme or reason. Then projects like this will come up and be perfect for them. Sometimes I'll sew the scraps together according to color, and then quilt with them.

  3. So cute--my daughter woul dlove 100 of these little bags. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  4. There you go knitting and driving again :-) Makes me laugh. Keep on truckin'

    Thank you for sharing with Fibers on Friday!

  5. @ Beth, Lol! I really do need to put a caption under those pictures saying "The car is parked and the engine is off." Now I've got truckin' songs in my head.