Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Amy came over and gave me the wallet she made me for my new purse.

 She did a great job I am so excited.  there is plenty of more  for cards and pictures.
Zipper compartment for change too. Everything matches my new purse.
Now remember this is from a girl who says she doesn't sew.. LOL She can't use that excuse any more.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

EyeGlass Case

I went over to Amy's again today, but time flew by so fast. I made this eye glass case for my sunglasses. I was able to get the wallet cut out. Amy said she would finish it for me

Friday, February 24, 2012

Purse Organizer and Small Wallet

Again Amy and I had fun sewing. We made this purse organizer for our new purses
 holds my Iphone, inhailer, tea bags wallet, tweezers, kleenex, hand cleaner, spot remover, lip balm. pen pencil and more
 inside my purse
tissue holder
small wallet. I carry my driver license and credit card in this

                                                                  inside Amy's purse
I have made this organizer for the older purse and LOVE IT. I don't think I could be with out it now.
Amy never had one in her [purse she is going to see if she will like it.
I thought my as well make it to match,
I think tomorrow we will make a billfold . I just put my old one inside.
Sewing a purse is one good way of cleaning out your old one. hahahahaha

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Amy and I finished our purses.. We had a good time sewing these, laughing and  ripping out seams.
This is mine
zipper pocket
Amys inside
pocket for keys
both side by side
Tomorrow we are going to make little coin purses and an  purse organizer to match.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Went to Amy's today. We cut out fabric to make a purse .This is my fabric.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Last Of The Potholder

Here are the last of the potholder for awhile. Taking a break but I know I will be making more.
Amy( my daughter) made me a great bag for shopping. She is so full of surprises.
She know how much I love blue and yellow together . And daisy are one of my favorite flowers along with yellow roses.
She made these cute little flowers and sewn on this lovely leafy trim. How adorable with the daisy button in the center.I love the deep pockets for sale adds and more.
 Knowing Amy she had to embroider  and make it personal. She just bought this crazy little sewing foot that makes these tiny flower design next to my name. Again  so cute.
It really make me proud that Amy is loving sewing.
And I will say it is so much fun to go shopping with these lovely is so much better than those ugly plastic bags. I love pretty things.
The other day I was at Joann's with this bag and I received comments on it. 

2 of the ladies were really taking a look at it in the check out line. I mentioned how Amy put on my logo from my blog and one lady said  "hey, I was on that blog"  she remembered the sewing machine.. hahahaha! I think she was teasing,  but if not she probably went home to check out "SUSAN SEWS". 
They said they were going home to make some bags too.
                                                                       Now that was FUN!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Times Have Changed

The good ole days. yes I miss them. Now and again I remember what it was like in the 50's and 60's
I started sewing at a very young age. My mother has always sewn. I can remember standing by the sewing machine waiting  for whatever she was sewing to be done. it could have been clothes for me  or a toy or clothes for my baby doll.  But i always remember that old black sewing machine burring along. I wish I had that machine now.
AS I am sewing these potholders it uses alot of bias tape. You can make your own or just use what you have on hand. I have pockets full of all kind of tape. Funny I am using some really old bias tape. Some may even be from my mothers stash
Look at the price .25
Look at the length  5 yards
This week I bought some it was $2.10 and it was for  only 3 yards.
Look at the inside of this one   how cute
some of these were .39 and .45
 Some of this is finally being used. 
I remember sewing for my daughters in the 70's; you could send in 3 labels  and they would send you  scraps for free... I would use them on their "Barbie" clothes.
Oh the GOOD OLE DAYS!!!!!!!
I finished some more potholders for my daughter Amy. The two end ones look like Easter Eggs. So bright and colorful.
I am almost done with this batch of potholder. I still have to finish sewing on the binding on the brown ones.
After that I will take a break from the potholders and make more in a few weeks.
I am thinking these would make Christmas gifts for  friends and neighbors.

Friday, February 17, 2012

New Potholders

I am still on a roll about making new potholders.  These are going in my kitchen.I really like this set.

I decided to keep them handy I put the 2 smaller one above my stove.
Maybe now I won't burn my hands
I really like these longer ones. I have a feeling I will be using these alot.
I have a few more sets cut out. then I will go on to something else.
I do enjoying making smaller projects. Don't it give you some type of satisfaction when you see your project complete.
One of my projects is organizing all the papers in my sewing room.  This is going to be a MAJOR project. lol. I am undecided what to do   Should I get a tall filing cabinet, or get binders. It is just  I have some many different type of paper work.sewing, crocheting, quilting, and more. You would think I could keep it separated but it is still a mess.I need to organize. But I have to be in the right mind set to organize. I know if I start this project it is going to take me all week working every day that means NO SEWING. My sewing room isn't very big. All these papers are stacked on one side of the room in little crates.These crates aren't  easily accessible.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Luck of the Irish, Going Green

I packed my Valentine decorations away. And out came the GREEN for St. Patrick's Day.  I really like green, my Kitchen is green, well the wallpaper is ivy.
I made this table runner 2 years ago. This is on my dinning room table.
I didn't have anything for my kitchen table, and I like having something ROUND.
I crochet this.I saw something like this on EBAY  Liked it  but this one is alot bigger.
My table top is getting all those water and heat marks. :( But then it's so old, gives it character)  lol
I normally crochet doilies and table cloths with thread but when I saw this in yarn I thought hmmm why not. It reminded me of crocheting the ripple afghans I did years ago. No real pattern. make a circle as big as you want and them make your ripples. I like how the ruffles lay.
These kitchen towels I made last year
This year I made these printable frames. They have different printables for every occasion. How cute are these and so simple  I found  them on "PINTEREST" ( my new addiction)
Also on PINTEREST I found tulle wreaths
I didn't want to make the same ribbon wreath as I did for Valentines. ( which I also found on PINTEREST) I wanted something different. 
I bought the small foam wreath  I think it was 8 inches. (the wreath really grows) 
I used the tulle in spools and cute them 16 inches. ( Hobby Lobby has the tulle on spools on sale this week 50% off).  Just tied them in a knot. I did use 3 shades of green and white. I like it but wish it was darker. If I ever make another I would use all dark .This was really super easy and fast. Had it done in less than 2 hours.
Putting it all together
Dinning Room

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


One of my neighbors came over yesterday to surprise Tim and I with some cake pops for Valentine's Day.
She also knows I love Hershey Chocolate

Amy and Jacob came over and spent the day.
I was able to get 1 more pot pincher finished

Now it is time to pack away the red Valentine and See what GREEN I have for St. Patrick's Day.