Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Sewing Library

I'm excited to share with you my sewing library. I get to use these books to find projects I like to work on. Some are easy books for kids and some are a little more advanced, but I always learn something when I read them.

This is one of my newest additions to the library.
This is really a combined library. Some of the books are mine and some of them are my mom's that she has been using for a long time. She used to sew more (when kids, homeschooling and blogging were not past times so much!) and had started a small library when she got her sewing machine. Now that I love to sew we've added on. Everyone knows I love craft and sewing books so it's an easy gift! We also get them from library book sales and with discount coupons. Mom says we rarely buy a book at full price.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hokie Bag

I made a bag for my oldest brother for Christmas to hold all his lego star wars mini-figs. He's a collector and he has a huge collection- 75 at the last count! It had to be a bag that could carry them all.

I made it burgundy and orange for his favorite football team- the Virginia Tech Hokies. I was able to choose the perfect fabric. I started it at my sewing school and finished it at home. I was pretty happy when I found the orange knit material for the drawstring. I was afraid I would have to go with some other color and it wouldn't be nearly as exciting.

He loves the bag!