Saturday, September 10, 2011

Been Sewing- Just a Bit(ty)!

While in Louisiana recently, I picked up some fabric to make a man's apron for our friend Lisa's husband, Richard.  We all picked out the fabric together, Jen, Lisa and I, so we're pretty sure he'll like this.  He does a lot of the cooking so it ought to get some use if it's not too hot in So. LA to wear it!  This side, modeled by my husband, is shrimp and crawfish and onions and peppers and all things spicy/Cajun, it's pretty fabric.  Has a nice big pocket for guy stuff, too.

 And the reverse is alligators!  Lisa and Richard live right on the bayou, so a gator in the yard would not be unheard of!  Eeeek.  I like her ducks, better!  :)  Richard is a wonderful host, as is Lisa, and Jen and I hope he likes his pinnie!  Enjoy it, Boo!

 I got all my bitties finished up, too.  A dozen toasters....

A dozen citrus juicers....

 ....and a dozen luna moths.

 Just for fun, I paper-pieced a blue lady bug, too.  This bug measures 1 5/8" wide x 1 7/8" long.


Now it's time to make some things for the Etsy shop, ugh.  I would rather sew for fun, ya know?  Making a dozen sewing organizers and a dozen crap caddies isn't all that much fun.  But, ya do what you have to do.   


carol said...

Too bad you can't sell those bitty blocks in your Etsy shop....OR, maybe you could! You could sell them to those of us who can't make the bitty stuff as well as you do! Hey, I bet you wish you had thought of that! I'd buy 12, for sure! Seriously!

Kritta22 said...

That is fun!!!! Sorry about the labor of sewing for the shop. At least it will be done!

Sheryl Hastings said...

Just found your blog. Your work is beautiful! Love the guy apron, it's perfect.

I bought some fabric the other day. Decided it's time to dust off the old sewing maching and go back to it. It's been a long time.

Sewconsult said...

Love all your toasters and the lady bug. Bet that took some real work for such a tiny finished size. Don't think my hands can do "tiny".
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Jo said...

I just love your lady bug, she is so sweet, and oh so small.....beautiful. All of your other bits are great too, but that lady bud is to die for..... and isn't it you that is new to paper piecing ....don't believe it.

sewtakeahike said...

cute stuff, Susan! You are one prolific sewer!
and I love that little ladybug, your fabric choices are awesome!

Gary said...

Hello! Your projects are lovely! Is there anyway I could get a copy of that paperpieced ladybug? I love it!

If so, please email me at
garynbrina at hotmail dot com

Thanks for your time and help!!!