3.16.2010

Recent projects

Sometimes it's hard to get off the computer and do what I really enjoy: making things my hand! Here are a few things that I finished recently. A few new sets of glass pebble magnets for Shana's Shop. And do you remember these? I posted about them here. I had some left over fabric from my pillows which I used for my new fabric basket. I love it and have found it very useful!
I first saw the fabric baskets on EverythingEtsy and then posted about them here. The tutorial which is here came from Christina at The Sometimes Crafter and when I told her that I was going to try these she wrote to me and told me about leaving the opening in an inside corner instead of the top as she originally put in her tutorial. She told me she was going to update her tutorial but hadn't had a chance yet.

It was great advice and worked out perfectly. It helps give the top a smoother uniform finish just like she said it would. I've been using my little fabric box on my desk since I finished it and it has stayed full and has been very useful. I had to empty it out to get some photos so you could see the inside. Since I used scraps from the my pillows I actually only had to buy the batting. The only problem is now I have batting left over and need some more fun fabric to make another one! Oh, and also a new sewing machine because mine is broken!

What have you been working on recently?

Oh, and one more thing, are you looking for a swap? I just started a Magnet Swap. If you want to be part of it please check it out here.

I linked up at:
Also I'm linked up here:

and here:

DIY Day @ ASPTL

24 comments:

Melissa aka Equidae said...

not good at these things myself...i really love the way that basket came looking

Sewn With Grace said...

Very, very cute! You've been busy!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those magnets are gorgeous!!! :) Thanks for the visit. :)

Katrina Chambers said...

You are clever, I love the baskets. Very cool :)

Karen said...

What is wrong with your sewing machine? What is it doing? I would be lost without mine~!

Oh, and I already had the business cards--I got them at Vista Print, and have used that design for several years. The labels were made custom for me to match the business cards. I love them!

Unknown Mami said...

The fabric baskets look fantastic!

Jill of Ark said...

I'm inspired! Now if only I knew how to *make* such things. Or had time to figure them out. :)

Erin A said...

Those magnets are beautiful, great job!!

Also, thanks for your sweet comments about my blocks!! They are so addictive to make, I'm trying not to give them to everyone I know :)

Have a great week!

Bobbie said...

I love that basket!
That is so cute. I would love it if you came and linked up to check me out saturdays. www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

I really like that stencilled alphabet magnet in your first picture. Your sets look so nicely chosen. :)

beck said...

I like your magnets and your fabric box, it's fantastic! What a great way to use up leftover fabric xo

Kirsty said...

Your magnets look great. Good luck with the swap too.

Meet Virginia said...

Debbie! These turned out so stinking cute! I just LOVE your style!

~Morgan

http://meetvirginiaandroo.blogspot.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeetVirginiaShop

Collecting feathers said...

Those frabic baskets look good. I think I will have a go as well. Tou can never have enough storage for your 'stuff'. Thanks for the links. xxNick

Jingle said...

That basket is awesome!!! The magnets are super fun, too!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Your new magnets are great! I love seeing the little fabric box!!! How cool! Thanks for bringing such a great post to the party! :)

~Kim

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i'm convinced everything looks good if the fabric chosen is fantastic (and i don't mean to sound bad) ... and your fabric choices are brilliant.

Rachel said...

I like those fabric baskets. Very cute and stylish.

Rene W. said...

Your crafts are so unique & beautiful!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

What great projects. I've been wanting to do some fabric baskets myself.

pk @ Room Remix said...

Those magnets are so much fun! Love the basket idea too and the fabric you used. Thanks for tweeting about the gift card giveaway on my blog! Hope you're having a good weekend.

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Linda said...

such beautiful things you have made

jenjen said...

Great Projects! You are very talented!

XOXO
Jen

 
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