Thursday, June 24, 2010

Want to see what I've been up to? Lots of pics to see!

That's an ort bag/scrap bag ("stitching trash" as my husband calls it, LOL) view from the front.
Brown and blue tote/purse monogrammed...

Pink and brown tote monogrammed...

Baseball bag for a local baseball team...

Another monogrammed pink and brown bag...

Another baseball bag embroidered for a local baseball team...

Music tote...

Stitching bag, embroidered...

LOL, I love this one -- zebra stripe and hot pink "Spoiled Rotten Princess" tote...

Green quilted patchwork bag...

Can you tell I've been sewing? LOL! I've been selling these bags. If you're interested, feel free to drop me a line at or visit my Facebook page "Needlecrafts By Lori". Custom requests are welcomed!
Thanks for looking. Hope everyone in blogger-land has been doing well. :-)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another sewing finish

After making my serger ort bag and zippered bag yesterday, I was creative in my craft room again today and made my first tote bag, woo hoo! It measures about 11" x 11" and is about 5" wide...hope that makes sense...and the handles are one inch wide.

Here are the two pictures of the bag -- the first is the outside of the bag and the second is the inside of the bag:
The bottom has a firm insert (cloth-covered plastic canvas) to help keep the rectangular shape.

Thanks for looking and for letting me share.

Hope everyone is having the type of week where it's easy to count your blessings. :-)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sewing/serger finishes

I was a crafty sewing gal today! First, I made a large American Flag zippered bag with an aida insert:

And second, I made this cool thing that my serger sits on and has a bag attached by Velcro to collect orts and scraps:

I did most of the work on the zippered bag the other day but put some finishing touches on it tonight. The serger bag I started last night but spent most of the afternoon working on. I even learned how to make "box(ed) corners"! I do plan to make a similar bag/mat to fit the dimensions of my sewing machine.

Thanks for looking! Hope everyone is having a great week. I plan on posting more finishes Friday...stay tuned!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

"O Beautiful" back from the framer

My stitching may not be perfect but the mat and frame job from my local framer is.

I love it! Sorry for the bad photo...there really isn't a light spot on the blue mat. It's just a glare.

Thanks for looking!

Now off to play in my craft room...what to do, what to do...maybe I should make more zippered cosmetic/sewing bags. I've sold quite a few already. Wanna take a peek?

The photo comments show pricing and details. Feel free to ask questions, especially if you're wanting something custom-made -- I'll see what I can do! :-)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Hillside Samplings finish

Yesterday I decided to start the little pincushion from the Hillside Samplings/Liberty Hill kit called "Folk Art Sewing Box". Well, I was up until almost 3 AM (*gasp!*) and got it finished. I've already added it to my curio cabinet dedicated to Liberty Hill. So, here it is up close:

And from a little bit farther away so you can see a little more of the cabinet:

I did the little scissor fob last year. All that's left of the kit is to line the little oval box with the fabric provided in the kit and it'll be all finished. I LOVE Liberty Hill and Hillside Samplings!

Today I plan to stitch the March installment of the "Heart Stitchalong" and work on another WIP or two while watching NASCAR. Goooooooooo Tony Stewart!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's done! IT'S DONE!!!

The above pictures are the top and bottom halves, up close. Below is the whole thing:

Info for those who may not know -- this was a kit by Shepherd's Bush called "O Beautiful". The chart is already spoken for.
I am so happy to have this project done. Next week I will take it to the framer's. Pictures to follow when I get it back. :-)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Stitching progress pictures

Hello to my fellow stitching addicts! Let me warn you that the past two days have been horrible with my sinus issues, bad sinus headaches, and a low-grade fever. I am feeling better today but you might not want to get too close, 'kay? ;-) *ACHOO!*

This week, I was able to work on several projects. They were...

"Tall Guys - Valentino's Three" by Holiday Sparrow:

Please pardon the wrinkles as it is still a work-in-progress (WIP) so why bother ironing it yet, right? Besides, I think ironing was something invented by Satan himself. ;-)

"O Beautiful" by Shepherd's Bush:

"Heart Stitchalong" from a blog by Sylvia (

Sorry for the icky picture -- the pattern is underneath the fabric and I didn't realize it would show through when I took the picture.

I can't wait for the Nashville market releases to be posted on Saturday!!! There are several things I think I cannot live without -- the new Impie, Hattie and Bea release (I don't even know what it is but I gotta have it!) and I fell in love with Shepherd Bush's "Liberty Pincushion". I have been a very good girl when it comes to not buying new stash so I think a couple of these new releases are going to be a reward for me. :)

So now I need to get started and get an ornament stitched for the monthly ornament stitchalong. Hope everyone has a great Friday and an even better weekend. :-)