Festival Totes

10-festival toteFor this project I kinda veered away from my vow of not accumulating anything new until I used up some of the things I already had, but…I was gifted with a bag of fabric from a friend that I just couldn’t say no to. I mean, come on, it was free fabric!

11-festival toteI made one of these bags years ago and called it a festival tote because it is so big and convenient for carrying just about anything on-the-go. It’s gone to fairs, to festivals, on vacations and even down in the fraidy hole during tornado warnings.

Isn’t that fabric delicious? Thank you, Faith! I think she said it was left over from curtains.

09-festival toteIt has four tabs to criss-cross and close the top.

12-totesSince I can’t ever make just one of anything, I redeemed myself somewhat by using fabric I already had to make multiples of the tote. I love, love the tote I made using a pink chenille bedspread. Which one is your favorite?

13-totesIn anticipation for spring and summer festival season, I’ve already taken them, and a few smaller ones, to the local store where I sell my crafts.


Blast from the Past: Fall Projects

1-Blast from the PastBlast from the Past: Fall Projects

Wow! Halloween totally flew by!

I’ve had unexpected family emergencies and family obligations the last few weeks that have kept me away from the blog. My efforts have all been put into keeping up with my paying gigs so blogging had to go to the bottom of the list.

Things aren’t completely back to normal yet, but all work and no play makes me cranky.

I’ve been working on new projects for Christmas tutorials and Christmas craft shows. Those things will be popping in here soon, but until they do, I thought I would post a little blast from the past.

These fall project tutorials are some of my favorites from the past.

2-Fabric Tube PumpkinsFabric Tube Pumpkins

1-Chenille Fabric Tube PumpkinsI also used the Fabric Tube Pumpkin Tutorial to make the chenille pumpkins.

3-Pumpkin GourdCrackle Painted Gourd

4-Fall LadderFall Ladder

5-Wool jar ornieCanning Jar Gift Container Decorated with Wool Ornies

6-new-crochet-pumpkin-appliqueCrochet a Pumpkin Applique

7-Fall Table RunnerFall Table Runner

Click on the highlighted titles to take you to the posts.


Bed Skirt From Vintage Tablecloths

5-DSCN5497Oops! I flew through this project without taking pictures. The ones I have are different shots of the finished skirt.

I could give you a bunch of excuses.

-My flash doesn’t work on my camera. True.

-It was a cloudy day. True.

-Batteries were exhausted in my camera. False.

-Project was too big. True, but that’s never stopped me before. :)

The truth is, I simply got in the groove with no set plan and forgot to grab my camera. Regardless, I’d like to tell you about it.

3-DSCN5495I hide store my yarn stash under our bed, but my bed is pretty high off the ground so the sides of the spread do not cover what I have stored. I’ve always wanted a bed skirt, but I built the bed from doors and decking boards. A purchased skirt wouldn’t cover the sides.

Light Bulb Moment!

I buy vintage linens at auction that I use for crafty projects. I had quite a few white tablecloths. They all had different decorative edges, but I made them work for me.

I mixed them up and used the decorative edges for the skirt. The best thing was I didn’t need to hem them. Yay, Me!

My foot board extends to the floor, so I only needed skirts on the sides.

1-DSCN5493Basic construction-Flat sheet of fabric covering the top of the box springs. The skirts were gathered and attached to both sides.

I love the shabby look!

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Chenille Bedspread Bunny Bag

Another Easter offering made from a white chenille bedspread.

9-DSCN5163Chenille Bedspread Bunny Bag on CraftBits

The bedspread I used for this just seems to go on an on. In the last year I have made things for Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas…Okay, since I made multiples of each project I suppose it’s possible that I used a couple of white chenille bedspreads. Chenille bedspreads are like diamonds to me. If I see them while out junking, I just have to have them.

5-DSCN5154Doesn’t his face look like he wants to tell you where the eggs are hidden?

The cute little ears on the bunny is the handle for the bag. Can’t you just see a little girl carrying this to church? It would also work great as a gift bag, or for gathering eggs during an Easter egg hunt.

I used Easter fabric for the lining, but any spring fabric will work.

Check out the tute here.



Recycled Chair Leg Easter Bunny

6-DSCN5034My Chair Leg Bunny Tutorial on CraftBits

DSCN3905I am determined to use up this chair.

You may remember that I made a Chair Back Snowman Family a few months ago. I never threw the rest away. Seriously! Me? Throw something away? I don’t think it’s in my genes.

5-DSCN5033This funny bunny was made from one of the chair legs!