Posts Tagged ‘home decorating’

Holiday Bazaar on November 8th, 2014 (updated)

Mountain View Middle School in Beaverton is hosting a Holiday Bazaar again this fall.  I’ll have a booth there for both my So Sew Gifts and Demarle at Home products.  Hope to see you there!

fall 14 bazaarI’m getting ready to make more taggies and potholders to sell at the bazaar:

Update: It turned out that I didn’t attend the bazaar this year.  Instead, I spent the day with Aaron and his family.  His lovely older sister Kira passed away Saturday night from the effects of cancer.  On Friday night, I made this blanket to take to her…it was much more meaningful than anything I made to sell at the bazaar.  Her sister Ambika had suggested making a blanket for her or others who were staying at the hospital, and I had fabric that was intended to make her headscarves plus matching blue fleece.  So I thoughtfully created a simple blanket and took it to her that morning, covering her up with love in my own way.

blanket for Kira

Night of Little Projects

burpcloths

A night of little projects.  I made this wine accessory bag to hold the wine bottle stopper set I got for Christmas.  Fun to use a scrap of a past wine related project and some ribbon to make a custom organizer.

20140130-192047.jpgAlso, finished customizing a package of baby burp cloths.  Again, using scraps, the trucks on a road and bilingual color/number fabric will be just right for a Spanish speaking mom expecting a little hijo.

diapers

Home Decorating

curtains in red room

Over the years, I’ve made simple curtains for my house and for a gathering room at church. The simplest versions can still be more personal than something purchased.  Here’s what I used to have in the “red room”, using fabric with a great print of salsa dancers!

Spring 2008 032 (Copy)

I’ve also made basic tablecloths and other table runners that are great on tables in and outside.  This is one of my favorite pics showing a picnic with my pup Lucy!tabecloth outdoor (Copy)

Here’s another project I’ve tried making before, but this time had a pattern to follow, so a much improved final product….a potato bag, for microwaving spuds (or tortillas).

potato bag

Pillows

these are available for sale

Over the years, I’ve made so many pillows and pillowcases…it’s time for a nap!