Tuesday, April 8, 2014


I actually saw this on Pinterest, and it appealed to me because I have been wanting a sewing machine cover, and my machine did not come with one. There is really no pattern for this, because machines can be different sizes, but  I measured what I needed to make a rectangle and went from there, using extra wide double fold bias tape around the edges. I bought 1/2 yard of quilted material and had a small amount left over. The one I saw was tied at the sides with ribbon, into a bow, but if you notice the detail in the second picture you will see that I sewed a button on one side and doubled ribbon on the other. The ribbon wraps around the button to close it.
I might have chosen a floral pastel pattern for this had it not been for the fact that I already made a thread catcher out of this material, so I decided to match it. That and the reason that much of the quilted material is only sold in baby quilt sized panels. I did cut my material in half and then sewed it together to make the pattern be right-side up on both sides.
I actually would have preferred a sewing machine case, but this works since I don't have one, and it worked up fairly quickly.

Friday, April 4, 2014


I make cards for the holidays sometimes, usually just for my children, mother and a friend who is in a care center. This year's Easter cards turned out to have some variation, because I was using left-over Easter paper from last year. It doesn't really show here, but the background of the far right card is light green, so the bunny shows up better on the actual card.  I kind of liked the whimsy of a bunny hatching out of the egg instead of a chick. :)