Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Work In Progress Wednesday...

It's Work-In-Progress Wednesday, so I thought I'd show you what I've been busy working on this week.

While I've been housebound with this nasty cold, I've gotten a lot of sewing done. (By Sunday I was still feeling bad enough to keep my pajamas on all day, but definitely bored of being in bed!) In addition to the cat pillow and my own piping, which I showed you yesterday, I've been working on these things, too:

This is a birthday present for a friend of mine. Her birthday is this weekend, but she doesn't read my blog, so I think I'm going to take a chance and show it you all. Isn't it cute? The little patch says, "Green is the New Black". This is the second time I've used this pattern and, like anything else, I'm getting better every time I do it.

All my cushion covers for my dining room are done! What do you think? I really like them and, if they don't work for winter, I'll just find new fabric for fall and winter (how fun is that?).

(This is the part that touches the desk.)

Finally, look at what you can do with 1) oil pan gasket felt - Superman had some lying around - I think it is a guy thing, 2) fabric and bias tape - I had some lying around - definitely a me thing, and 3) modge podge. You can make mouse pad.

(This is the part the mouse rests on.)

Superman stole my mouse pad, so I decided to make one I liked better. (If you have an ugly old mouse pad, you could do the same thing...just paint modge podge - or get spray adhesive - on the old mouse pad, lay your new fabric on the old mouse pad, and smooth it down - viola! A pretty mouse pad!) And this is top...isn't it cute? It is the same fabric I used for the cat pillow, but I trimmed in red this time. I love it and the kids are now insisting they get personalized mouse pads, too.

So, what are you working on this week?

P.S. I also made Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies last night, too...I wasn't going to tell you because I didn't want you to be jealous, but then I thought I should tell you so you could make them too and then you would eat them and I wouldn't be the only one to have chocolate-chip-cookie-guilt.


Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a mouse pad! I don't even own one so I will have to look into it! And I love the bag, that's really cute.

As to the cookies, I have to be the only person on the planet that doesn't like chocolate, so we make a lot of snickerdoodles over my way.

Melissa Henning said...

omg those cookies look WONDERFUL!

I love Love LOVE the bag that you made for your friend! It is SO CUTE!! I can't believe you made that. You're so talented (I am still wowed that you made that--i would buy that in the store! lol)! I love the colors and I really like the frog. great pattern! You have a wonderful eye :)

Great idea for the mouse pad. I never knew it was that easy! :). Thanks for sharing :) :)

PS. Eat a cookie for me! :)

Clark said...

The cookies were great! I do not think that you are going to need to make 14 bags to reach perfection.

DarcyLee said...

What a great bag! I've been making some bags and made one for my mom for Mother's Day. They are pretty easy and so fun.

Dani Joy said...

you are soooo crafty!! That´s amazing! Love the bag! and the cookes really looked like that? oh man now i am going to have to break my diet and make some! jeje

Anonymous said...

Mom, why do you always give cute stuff away.
The mouse pads cute and sadly the cookies were a bit to big for me.

Andrea @ The Train To Crazy said...

I want all of it. Especially that cookie!

Erin said...

Thanks you guys...The cookies are really easy (I nibbled away at one all day today--but I had to, Melissa asked me to). Anon - I'll make you your very own mouse pad, just pick out the fabric.

Christine Sews said...

I love the mousepad. That's brilliant. I think I will have to make some as gifts. Thanks for commenting on my blog.