Sunday, August 3, 2008

Dish towels & Pot holders

A couple weekends ago, I pulled out Lotta Jansdotter's book "Simple Sewing" and made another set of dish towels and pot holders.

But instead of using her cup applique, this time I used a little bird applique. I used the same pattern that I made for a skirt for my niece last summer.

I organized a little assembly line and a couple of hours later, I had 3 dish towels and 3 potholders!

I was really pleased with how they all turned out.

The fabric is from Ikea.

This is the only photo I took before I wrapped them up in pretty paper and sent them on their ways!

They're all gifts for my sister and 2 sisters in law's birthdays! (Even though one is quite belated!)

Friday, August 1, 2008

A Tote for M

I made this simple little tote for my niece M.
It's actually the second "M" tote I've made. I made the first one for another niece named M. On that one, I used a zig-zag stitch to applique the "M" into place. But on this one, I left the edges ragged and just sewed a straight stitch around them.

Oh, and this one... it's reversible!
Happy Birthday, M!