I’ve been feeling a little adventurous in my sewing lately. I finished a quilt that is technically one of my best, and I’ve been craving a quick finish. After making Eli’s pillow, I was ready to try a few non-quilts.
So I made my mom a cell phone wallet/purse from a pattern by Valori Wells. She loves Violet Craft, so I put some gorgeous fabric from the new collection on the front, and some from Madrona Road inside. [As usual lately, my phone photos are atrocious. I promise my finished quilt pics are improving.]
It came out really great, except for a fold in the first pocket, probably due to under-pinning:
Lucky for me, my mom didn’t care. In true mom fashion, she said that it was like a security flap and nothing would fall out of the pocket below.
I also made myself an infinity scarf from Koi voile. My favorite color in the whole collection is the peacock teal, so I was lucky that RPS had some Anna Maria Horner voile that matched beautifully for the reverse side.
And I took a selfie with an Instagram filter that erased my whole nose (Ha!):
Here’s one where you can see the Anna Maria. I’m on a turquoise kick– notice the cell phone case.
For a girl who loves a black tee and jeans, this is such a great wardrobe addition. It adds color and style. I got some nice compliments on it this morning. I think a few more will be in order soon. I may even attempt to put the twist in. For this one, I used the free Pink Chalk Studio pattern. No twist necessary (phew!). My garment finishing techniques still need some practice.
Now I just have to remember to take the time to find the light and take some nice pictures. Or keep my camera on my person at all times when sewing, just like I always plug in my iron. As always, thanks for checking in! I’m nearing my 100th post and my second quiltaversary, so I’m contemplating some kind of celebration Ashley and Molli have recently set a high bar for blog milestones. All the cool kids are doing it.
[A sneak peek at my next finish and free pattern download from Cloud9 Fabrics– their table at the MQG Philly SewDown! It’s the one in the middle.]
Have a great Sunday!
I wanted a reason to buy that Koi voile print, but thought it would be too see-through for a skirt or a dress. Duh. Infinity scarf. The Anna Maria voile is a PERFECT match for it, too! Lovely, and enviable.
Thanks Laura! I’m so glad our mutual love of Ashley has introduced me to your work! I don’t knit, but your projects make it very tempting.