Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hazel's Craft Corner

I may have mentioned that I'm not really crafty, but I'm trying to change that. I started making jewelry last year and it's a lot of fun. I thought I would show you some of the more recent stuff I've made.




Since I'm having so much fun with the jewelry making, I decided to branch out in crafting. For my birthday, which is still a week and a half away, I got a sewing machine. Today, I finally had a chance to put it through its paces and try to recall from the depths of my memory anything that I learned in my high school Home Ec. classes. When that failed, I made a bag. I didn't use a pattern, because I didn't have one and since I don't usually use recipes when I cook, I figured I could wing sewing, too. I mean, Filbert almost always eats the stuff I cook, even when the kids and I can't choke it down. I've completely lost the thread of this post, now. Oh, hey, I made a bad pun. I'm talking about sewing and lost the thread. When you have to explain a joke, it kind of loses it's effectiveness. So anyway, I made a bag and here, in all of it's glory, it is.Photobucket

And here it is again, filled with stuff.Photobucket

Next I'm going to make a pillowcase dress for Cashew and I bought some fabric remnants to make into pants for her, also. I'll let you all know how it goes!


Mandie said...

Impressive! I took home ec in junior high and I don't remember much of anything...

Caryn said...

Lookin' good, Amy!

Mr. Bean said...

Is a pillow case dress like when Maria makes outfits out of curtains for the kids on "Sound of Music"?

By the way, impressive work on the bag and jewelry!

filbert said...


Grandnut C said...

I am so proud of you