Saturday, March 17, 2012

Cutting into Aunt Edna

I cut into Denyse Schmidt's new line "Aunt Edna" to make a sample wristlet for my sewing class next week. I love the colors of this line. I rarely work with oranges and yellows but it was a nice change to the usual pinks and aquas around here. And the line is so perfect for spring.

Simple little patchwork design and quilting. My main focus in the class will be putting in the zipper, D-ring and lobster clasp. My class will be using one fabric for the main exterior but I wanted to show them a few variations of what they can make just by knowing the basics.

Using hardware in projects always makes them appear more difficult than they actually are. I love trying out different kinds.

I had some long strips left over after cutting out these tiny squares so I sewed them all up and made a cute iPad case for the shop.

How pretty are all those florals and plaids?? Speaking of iPads, the new iPad HD was released yesterday and I'm thinking about getting it. Has anyone gotten one yet? Is it much different from the iPad 2? Would you recommend it??

So I know I didn't include any green in today's projects (feel free to send me a pinch!) but you can't deny that these bright prints are pleasing to the eye! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


  1. Those look so fun! I really really want the new ipad. Maybe someone will get it for me...ha! As soon as I get one, I'll be asking for a case!!
    I haven's sewn in so long...not feeling inspired right now...

  2. Soo cute! I love all the bright fabrics you use - I should totally go fabric shopping with you! :) Happy St. Patty's!

  3. Bonniw- You are so talented! These are gorgeous and I love the colors!!!

  4. Bonnie, both of those are super cute. I really like the Aunt Edna line and have some of it too. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  5. Adorable as always! I really need to treat myself to some designer fabric sometime instead of using the cheap stuff.


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