31 July 2013

Summer sewing

I'm trying to get back to whatever passes for normal around here these days and it may still take a while. Summer hasn't been easy, with the death of my sister, not unexpected, of course, but difficult all the same.
Of course, there were good things, too: two visits to Colorado to get to know our little grand daughter.
And I've tried to keep busy, but don't have much to show for it. Hopefully soonish.
I did sew a bit, quite a while ago and here's what I made:
I used one of my favorite (free) patterns: the dumpling bag. Not only do I love the pattern, but the inspiration I found here: cooking dumplings for quilt-as-you-go. I love that technique, I get to use up my scraps, those little bits of my favorite fabrics, and quilt (almost) straight lines and it's just plain fun and relaxing to me.
The little bowl is another free pattern: round basket. Quick, easy and great to use up small bits of fabric (not scraps this time). I went for the shabby chic look with that one. Here's a better look:
And a few more pictures of the dumplings. I'm wondering whether I should put them in my etsy store, after all, how many dumplings do I need?