Jean Leg Purse

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If your house is anything like mine, you’ve got tons of old jeans that can no longer be worn for one reason or another by all members of the family. I’ve been toying with the idea of making a jean quilt, but I’m a bit behind on my quilts as it is, so I needed something that would tJean Leg Purseake a little less time. I have found the perfect thing! A Jean Leg Purse!

I found the directions over at FamilyCorner.com and thought I’d share them here.

What you need:

Old Jeans, needle and thread or sewing machine, trim or appliques (optional).
What to do:

Cut the legs off an old pair of jeans. Cut the hem off the legs. You’ll use one leg for the purse and the other leg for the strap and decoration. Sew across the bottom, about 1″ from the edge. Snip up to the sewing line every 1/4″ to make a decorative frayed edge along the bottom of the purse. Snip along the top in the same way.

Cut half the other leg into nine 3/4″ strips. Tie the ends of the strips together so you have three strips of three tied together. Braid. Stitch the braid ends to the purse.

To decorate, cut out two heart shapes in the remaining denin. Stitch to the purse leaving raw edges to fray. Stitch on an applique between the two hearts.

Becca’s curtains!

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Becca's curtainsFinally! We’ve had the material for about 6 months and Becca has been bugging me to make her curtains ever since then, but I finally made them today! Woo Hoo! She’s happy with them, and I think they turned out pretty good.

She loves black and white, and anything zebra.

She wanted a black strip across the top and bottom, and the slot for the rod is pretty big so if she wants to take them to college with her, she can.

On her bed is her laptop, and it even has a zebra skin on it! lol! It’s a little hard to see with the big flowers on her bed, but it’s there.

She’s got pictures that she’s taken all through her room, and several of them turned into posters. It’s a very typical “teen” room! lol!

Wonder Wallet

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Outside of walletI whipped this wallet up tonight for Jillian. She picked out the music notes and instruments material last weekend at Jo-Ann Fabrics because she’s a band geek :)

The pattern is from Lazy Girl Designs and was very easy to follow. You can make two wallets with one fat quarter. I used two fat quarters of two different materials to make the contrast between the pockets.  You can see the Walmart card in one pocket and a quarter sticking out of the change pocket.

Inside of wallet

I plan to make quite a few of these and give them to friends. Becca wants one out of the same material since she loves black and white so much! I’m going to make one for myself to match the purse I made last weekend. I still have to post pictures of it…. I’ll try to do that tomorrow.

Next I plan to work on the curtains for Becca’s room. She picked out the material a while ago and we haven’t gotten around to making them yet… they’re zebra stripes and will match her black and white comforter. Should be interesting, but she’s excited about it! lol!

Black and White!

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I just won the bid on this jelly roll of black and white material!  I’m so excited!  I’m planning to make a quilt for Becca to take to college andblack and white her whole bedroom now is done in black and white with a splash of pink.  So, a black and white quilt to take to college will make her feel like she has a little piece of home with her.

Now I’ve got to come up with a design.  I found a neat pattern called a braid that would be nice, but I’m not sure if it would be too busy for this fabric.  I’m debating about whether or not to make this a surprise, or to have her pick out what she wants for a pattern.  I guess that will depend on whether or not she catches a glimpse at the material! lol!  If she sees the material, she will definitely know it’s for her!

I think she’ll be excited by  it.  I’ll have to see if the lady that I bought it from has any extra yards of the material so that maybe I can make her a pillow or something to match it too.

I’m anxious to get started now!  Can’t wait till it arrives!

Clothes for dogs?

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Dog ClothesEvery time my girls see a little dog dressed in dog clothes, they go crazy! Our dog Lexi would never stand for it, but they keep begging for a new, little dog that they can dress up! While that’s not going to happen any time soon, they still enjoy looking at all the dog clothes that are available.

I found the pattern and directions on how to make this adorable little coat over at Sewing @ Circle of Crafters. You can even resize this pattern to fit your dog! That pattern is very simple and should take no time at all to make. Let me know if anyone uses it to make their pet a nice coat!

Stop on over at my brand new blog,  All About Our Pets.  I plan to feature all kinds of information about our pets, and pets in general.  Hope you enjoy it!

Fabric Christmas Trees!

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Fabric Christmas TreesHow about these little guys to brighten your Christmas?  I love them!  I found them over at The Small Object.  She gives step by step instructions, with pictures, as to how to make them.

I have some gorgeous shades of green material that I think would turn out nicely for these trees.  I’m one of those people that wants to see the proper colors for their creations! lol!  Don’t get me wrong, I think these trees are great!  But there’s something in me that wants to see green trees at my house! lol!

I like the one in the middle with the red and green the best.  Enjoy!

Quilted pot holders

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Christmas pot holderI’m looking for some unique gift ideas for my sister’s in law and came across a great site that gave very good directions for quilted pot holders at allfreecrafts.com   There are tons of ideas on this site!  Just look at this beautiful pot holder!

I love the step by step directions with pictures on this site!  I’m one of those crafters that has to see a picture in order to make an item! lol!  Otherwise, I never know if I’m doing it right!

Check out some of their other great Christmas craft ideas at allfreecrafts.com

Happy crafting!

Unique lunch bags!

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Lunch bag from juice pouches

Oh, I wish my kids were still small!!! I love these lunch bags!

I found the idea over at ThriftyFun.com. They give you step by step directions on how to make them. They don’t look like they’d be hard at all. My girls used to drink the CrapiSun’s all the time when they were little! We threw these away constantly. Who knew I could have made money selling these things! And, my girls would have been the envy of all the other kids! lol!

There are lots of neat and inexpensive craft ideas over at ThriftyFun.com. Check them out!   I could spend hours there!

Crazy Quilt!

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Crazy Quilt!

If anyone is looking for a great tutorial on making a very simple and quick quilt, stop on over at All Sorts and check out her tutorial on making this Crazy Quilt!

She started with 36 fat quarters, then cut them into 36 squares.   You divide those into 4 stacks of 9 squares, then make a cut, sew them together, make more cuts and sew more together.  The tutorial really takes you step by step through the whole process!

She has a lot of other great tutorials on other crafts as well!  Check them out!

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