I have a grandmother who is a fantastic seamstress. She can sew anything. She's sewn countless things for me growing up. She does clothes, curtains, upholstery, you name it, she does it. I have had several opportunities to learn from her. Once when I took 4H sewing. Then another time when I wanted dresses and skirts for my sorority dress up dinners. Both times she walked me through everything. I have my mom's sewing machine. What usually happens is I sew something then it sits in the garage for another year before I decide to sew again. I want to start to sew more now. I like sewing a lot and I like making things myself.
Anyway, lately I have been in the sewing mood after my friend Lisa showed me this blog and these cloth baskets. About the same time I stumbled across this blog and her fabric flowers. Even though I got these ideas from the bloggers I accredit my Grammy for any sewing ability that I have.
I started with the fabric flowers.
Then I tried a cloth basket out of some old material and old jeans.
Then I got the bright idea to make my Mother in Law a new bag to hold her church choir music for her birthday.
I had some extra material so I made her a cloth basket too...
My Mother in law really liked her bag. I did too. I might make something like that for myself but more like a purse big enough to hold a few diapers, of course. Now I can't wait to go pick up some more fabric at the fabric store. I just have to think of more stuff to make!