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Wednesday’s Show and Tell: Sewing and Crafts Projects In Progress!

 I finished the tote bag for my 2nd place winner and will be shipping it in the morning...but I made up a few extra yo-yo flowers while I was at it. Congratulations Melissa of  Oh My Darling!  This was too fun to keep to myself so I've posted it at my favorite home decor blog, Shabby Chic Cottage as part of Gina's Thursday Transformations. Talk about great ideas! You should drop by and see them!
 Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage


As I’ve mentioned in the past, for those who love the FlyLady home organization system, Wednesdays are designated “Anti-Procrastination Day!” What that means, in a nutshell, is just to decide to do a few of the projects that you’ve been putting off.

For me, that’s a lot of projects. Actually, some of my projects have been put off, and some I’m addressing right away, but they are the projects that I’m working on today.
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To tell you the truth, I’d like your advice!  I’m having a great time picking out fabrics and buttons for the totebag that I offered in the SewMamaSew Giveaway. Melissa wanted the Yo-Yo flower tote bag and since she prefers more subdued colors, I’m embellishing a creme colored bag. I would have done this on Saturday, but I had a cold..so this project had to wait a bit. All the other prizes were shipped off two days ago. 

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I need to decide which of these lovely buttons and quilt shop fat quarters to use. I know what to make the leaves and stems from—I’ve got the perfect shade of dusty green. But their are so many choices for the flowers!! I just can’t decide! I’d love to know which ones you think would look best together. I have four fabrics to choose from, but I'm only making three flowers...so I have to leave one of these fabrics out.

Just deciding which buttons to use is hard enough! They are all so pretty!  I have ALWAYS loved buttons and collected them as a young girl.  Wish I had that collection now! I’ll just have to visit Diana at DJ’s Storeroom…she sells some awesome button sets. If you guys could let me know, I’d so appreciate your feedback. I really feel stumped on this one. :o)
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Are you wondering about the bag at the top? Well, if you can believe this…I don’t own my own YO-Yo Flower totebag!! I know..depressing isn’t it?  I’ve made so many and sold or given them all away. Click here for a tutorial.  So I thought that I’d make me one too while I was at it. I plan to do a quick machine quilting job on the block I made ages ago for a quilt top that never quite came together.  Then I’ll add a Yo-Yo flower in the middle. Finally, my own tote bag!!

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Speaking of buttons, Kylie at AntMee did the most innovative tutorial on how to make fabric covered buttons. I begged her to let me share it with you. Here’s a picture of one of the steps. You can read all about it at her blog, Antmee. Be sure to tell her that I sent you!  And now…what about you?  I know how crafty you all are and I’d love to show everyone what you are working on too! Just send me a photo and link to your blog, and I'll add it to Next Wednesday's post.

Happy Homemaking!
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Anonymous said...

I like the red fabric and the one with leaves best. I think they all would look great though.

Geetha Srinivasan said...

oh Donna, I think we will surely find another time and place to meet.

Wishes for a good deal on the house.

Tim said...

Hi Honey!

I've been missing you while I'm away on my trip. Being able to read your blog helps me feel like I'm back home with you.

I love you and miss you,

antmee said...

The bottom three fabrics look really good together or the top creamy yellow three (leaving the red out). I'm not sure I'm helping here lol.

Thanks for the plug on the button decorating tute!

Lorraine said...

love these yo yo flowers will have to make some. I have been metal stamping on old pegs today to add to my fabric postcards

djStoreRoom said...

Thanks for the mention, Donna.. About Yoyos.. I have no special feelings about them.. Duno why.. hHahaha...

Melissa said...

I received the bag in the mail recently, and I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks so much. I showed it to my mom, too, and she was incredibly impressed with the handiwork on the flowers. It's oh so lovely.

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