I wanted to do some sewing for my second Artful Thursday. I have a few quilt tops that need to be worked on
However, I didn't get to the quilt tops. I ended up sewing a small tote bag that I'd cut the pieces for ... erm, months ago.
I have bunches of these - I use them to hold knitting projects and other stuff. They're the perfect size. The plaid fabric in this is one of my favorites - I couldn't find much, so I bought all the store had. The inside pocket's made from a cut off piece of my old jeans. I really enjoy using bits of old clothes and scraps of fabric I've saved from my mom's stuff...
I also needed to put new belt loops on my pants; I'm short and curvy, so my pants never go in enough at the waist. I put in a dart at the center back, but that got rid of the center-back belt loop. I used some of the old jeans fabric and a snippet from the quilt I made for Geordie's mom for Christmas.
They fit so much better now!!
I've found that two things never change in my life. First, my kitties are involved.
Second, I'm never far from my friends online.
I've done some more work on the Altered Puzzle I did last week. I added some other edges and I refined some of the internal parts of the pieces.
I'm not sure I'm satisfied with it. I think I'll paint the inside of the bottom left corner white, as a spot for a signature. I like the pieces with shading - I'm thinking of calling it Lost Map and making every piece look like it's from a different part of a map. I have several favorites, so far.
I'm working on it a little at a time during the week. I'll post more when it's done.