And that is just what I did this weekend. Cat Patches is hosting Occupy your sewing room. Occupy your Sewing Room will run from December 3 - 10, 2011. During that week, plan to occupy your sewing room for a full day. If you can't spend a whole day, then divide it up into whatever increments you like. If you haven't joined, it's not too late. And there's a giveaway at the end! Some great prized
So what did I do while I was occupying me sewing room this weekend? I can't believe how much I got done. I stayed off the computer and in the sewing room. After this post, I'm doing some blog hopping to get my internet fix :) Ah, back to sewing and what I got done.
1. I finished the reusable-washable shopping bags and made my first ever tutorial which you can find right here
2. I made a 6 great niece and nephews a gift card wallet. I used a free pattern that I found, super cool wallet All I have to do is add a gift card and done. These were so easy to do. I can never finish anything in an hour, but really one of these can be done in less than an hour. And that's even taking 15 minutes to figure just the right fabric. I think they'll like them, maybe not as much as the gift card !
And really this one shouldn't count cuz there was no sewing at all. Just some cutting, some spray adhesive and some glue. But Little Baby Miles now has a lamp to go with his nursery ensemble. All you do is make a pattern for the lamp shade. I used large news print sketch paper, a news paper would work fine. Lay the shade on the paper, roll it from start to finish and trace on paper as you roll and there you have a perfect shape pattern. I cut mine about an 1/8 in smaller than the pattern. Spray some permanent adhesive on the shade, and attach your fabric. I made some 1/4 bias tape and finished it off with that, I just glued it with permanent fabric glue. Adorable and so easy, no sewing!
And that's it for this week. Be sure to stop by Bonnie's to see the progress everyone is making on Orca Bay. And there's always fun stuff going on the design walls at Judys And check out Quilt Story on Fabric Tuesday, there's also something creative going on there.