Posts Tagged ‘family’

Special Orders

Owl iPad Cover

I really enjoy it when people find out I sew and ask “I’ve seen ____ on pinterest/etsy/boutique/store, and I wonder if you could make me one like that.”  It stretches me to learn new patterns, work with new fabrics, and personalize something for them.

This summer, my aunt Mary asked me if I could duplicate some owl ipad covers that she saw on Etsy.  They were listed for $38 but looked pretty simple in design, and using felt which is an affordable and easy to sew fabric.  She already uses a protective cover for her ipad, so this just a cover for her kindergarten students to enjoy.  I used an online tutorial and help from my mom to adapt the design.

owl ipad coverCute, right!  And the owl body and accent color could be different.  I could add other detail or try other animals/designs for embellishment.  The loop at the top connects with velcro around the back so that kids can secure the ipad in the case easily.

My aunt also had purchased (from a local bazaar) some potato bags for making baked potatoes in the microwave, but the fabric eventually burned.  I followed the pattern on the “Tator Batting” and hopefully my version will be safer!  🙂

potato bagLet me know if you’d like me to make a special order for you.  Maybe you see another product I made that you’d like in a particular color/fabric scheme, or you see something online that you’d like me to try to make for you….sometimes I procrastinate on finishing such challenges though, I want them to be right, but it takes me awhile to get started.  I’ll work on that though since the end results have so far been successful (i.e. doorknob latch, duvet cover, yoga bag, and these two things).

Here’s a quilt that a parent at ISB made for a teacher.  Good idea to use this block for signatures and messages woven into the quilt!

choir quilt

 

 

Travels to Ohio

This summer, I had the great fortune to visit Ohio to celebrate my Grandpa’s 95th birthday with all my aunts, uncles, and cousins.  We enjoyed a picnic in his backyard and hosted an open house for his friends from the community.

Since my Grandma was a quilter (she did the piecing) and my Aunt Jean does hand quilting, being in Ohio reminds me of the origin of this hobby for me.  We visited Aunt Jean and at 92, she has two projects going at once.  A baby quilt being hand quilted and a cross stitch project:

We also visited Amish country.  Since it was Sunday, a day of rest, no shops were open, but if they were, we’d have likely seen horse and buggies parked outside here:

amish country