The weather has cooled off here, and we're back to our usual weather of cool and cloudy. *Whew!* Some of us like it hot, but it's not me! The little flower was happy to be cooler too!
Here's a present I made for my friend K's birthday. It's been delivered now so I can show you the photo. This is the Open Wide Zipper Pouch that I found a tutorial for over at Noodle Head. The tutorial is so well written and easy to understand that this went together with no problems at all! Go take a look over at Noodle-Head - Anna has a whole bunch of tutorials for cute, useful things.
I used that great fabric that I found at Walmart, and I also found the lime green zipper and cute striped and dotted buttons there too. K really likes lime green!
And this pouch really does open wide! You can see into the very corners, so nothing will escape your scrutiny. I made the small size and it's just right for carrying your cosmetics. Next time I think I'll make a bigger size - Anna has directions for 3 sizes!
I'm still plugging away on my Witch's Pantry. Here I'm tea-dyeing the computer-printed labels for the spell ingredients. I did a test first to see if the printing ran in the dye process - it didn't! The printer fabric was so white that it looked weird on the jars, so I was hoping the tea dye would tone it down and make it look "older". I think it looks pretty good. Ooops, forgot to take a close-up shot of the jars and labels. Next time, OK?
So, now my jars are labeled and on shelves. That wasn't too bad. Now I'm working on making a chair. I made a rough sample, just to understand how it was going to work. No, you don't get to see it - it was really rough! I learned a lot though, and hopefully will have something to show in a few days.
This weekend I need to turn in some quilts for the Western Washington Fair, and I had the sudden thought that maybe those quilts should have some labels on them! So I'm trying to get some labels made. Why do I wait until the last minute??
This weekend is also the big Pacific Northwest Quilt Show in Tacoma. I had to miss it last year, so I'm looking forward to going this time! I understand it's a good show, and pretty big for this area. Whoo hoo! Anyone else from this area going to be there on Friday?