I finally finished the poker quilt for my significant other.
Here is how it turned out.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Hot Pepper Market Bag
With the bans, taxes and charges being put on plastic bags now, paper bags and biodegradable bags make more sense than ever. And it makes even better sense to have market bags that we can use over and over!
Current research estimates that 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide (that’s about 1 million bags a minute!). When you consider the fact that every square mile of ocean has about 46,000 pieces of plastic waste floating in it, and a single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade, it’s easy to see that these wasteful (and unnecessary) shopping aids have to go.
Although there are many campaigns to remind and encourage people to bring their own reusable bags with them on shopping trips, some cities have decided that it’s time to put more serious policies into action.
In 2007, the City by the Bay became the first municipality in the
Here are some of the bags I have made that work great for taking to the market
Watermelon Market Bag
Lakers Market Bag!
Flower Eco Friendly Market Bag
Friday, April 8, 2011
Table Runners or Table Toppers can add a festive feel to a kitchen or dining room or even to the top of a dresser.
I use table runners on my kitchen table for many holidays. Sometimes I use them on my coffee table.
Classy Black, White and Tan
Here are a few of the table runners I have made.
Fall Table Runner
Table topper or wall-hanging
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I made my first jean purse. I love it when you can re-purpose clothing to make something else.After I made my jean purse I thought of ways I could have embellished it. My next jean purse will be different from this one.
If you want to make your own jean purse, thrift stores and garage sales are great places to get old jeans. You should be able to pick up a nice used pair of jeans for under $5.00. If you want your purse already embellished get an old pair of jeans with the fancy pockets.
While you are looking for jeans, look for old scarves or belts that can be used as the strap or you can put them through the belt loops.
One way to embellish your jeans is to embroider or put patches on them. I lined my jean purse and put an inside pocket it.
There are many sites on the internet that give good directions on how to make jean purses.
I can’t wait to make my next jean purse. So check out my etsy site for the jean purses that I will be making in the next couple of months. CheriesPlace
Sunday, February 13, 2011
The Lickety Split Bag
|Lickety Split Bag|
The Lickety Split Bag
The Lickety Split bag is one of my favorite bags to make. It was created by Rae Hoekstra. Rae has a wonderful site with fun patterns. Some of her patterns are free, and others you can buy from her and download.
Here is the link for her Lickety Split bag: http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/07/lickety-split-bag-pattern-pdf.html
|Cat Lovers Bag|
This bag is fun and easy to make. I made it in a couple of hours. Here are some of my recent Lickety Split bags I have made.
|U of M Wolverines|
Monday, January 31, 2011
As a child I loved to play with dolls. As an adult I still love dolls. Over twenty years ago dolls became one of my favorite sewing projects. However, as the mother of two boys, dolls were not a request on the Christmas lists.
So, I channeled my love for dolls and started to make them for sale. I wish I knew how many I made in the few years I sold them. I am guessing it was around 400 dolls.
The patterns I used for my dolls were Carolee SewSweet Dolls. My favorite and most popular pattern was “Katie”. I wish now that I had made one for myself.
Here are some pictures of the dolls I made.
I now have a sweet granddaughter in my life, so once again I am inspired to make dolls.
This time around Raggedy Ann Dolls, Primitive Dolls and Waldorf Dolls are sparking my interest.
Monday, January 17, 2011
About a year ago I decided I wanted to make bags, purses and totes and sell them on etsy. It has been many years since I have done serious sewing. My sewing skills came back very fast. I am getting a little more creative with them.
For 23 years I owned my own handcrafting business and then took a break for a few years. Now I am back doing what I love; making and creating new items
I did all kinds of crafts and sewing projects. I did arts and craft fairs and boutiques. I sold to gift stores in the bay area. It was a little side job that I had a lot of fun with. Then as with most things in life situations change and interest in selling my crafts faded.
Then I took a quilting class, and that sparked my interest in sewing again.
So the seed to start Cherie's Place on etsy was sown.
With this blog I am hoping to record my sewing adventures but also share some fun patterns and ideas with others. I am sure as I do more blogging the blogs will spread out from sewing.
Drop in to my shop on etsy and check it out http://www.etsy.com/shop/CheriesPlace
Thanks for following.