Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I've been busy as a bee

Slacker, that's what I am when it comes to blogging. But on the other hand, I've really been busy.

I made myself a back pack.  When we fly one particular airline, we only take a back pack. Yep, we are cheap and the back pack is free. So I wanted one with out all those compartments. 

I found the two fabrics at Hobby Lobby. I used Bosal In-R-Foam plus double sided fusible stabilizer. You iron the fabric to both side and then I quilted it. This was probably the funnest part of making the bag.

I used an imitation suede on the back of the straps (hobby lobby too). This keeps the straps from sliding off your shoulders.

It features a zip pocket all the way across the front. Two pull cord pockets on the sides. There is also a zip pocket inside.

I'd love to share the pattern with you, but it's only in my head. I just winged it. It turned out great.

I did make one major mistake.  Can you figure out what it is?

I flipped it the wrong way. So my back pack is wider than longer. But hey, whatever, it works, I just have to widen my shoulders!

This is a project I was asked to make for my great nephew. He will soon turn 5.  These are his super heroes t shirts. It is for a body pillow. It took longer to cut them up and position them, than it did to sew it. I used one of his daddy's t shirt for the cuff.

The blacksmith has been busy too, teaching the young. Ethan was so excited to get a personal lesson from the master.

Here is a quilt that we finished at St Margaret's church a couple of weeks ago. It was another fun one to quilt! Good job Judy and Elaine holding it up!

Ethan gifted me with this hand made split oak basket for the blacksmith giving him a lesson. I love it!
I finished (grandbaby #5), Logan's sock monkey quilt. I mailed it to arrive at his house, the day we arrived.

This is my donation for our blacksmith conference 2015. My friend Deanna took our program and digitized it into her computer embroidery machine. Enlarge the picture to see what a great job she did.

The colors from the bottom up, represents the color of the metal. It goes from black, red, orange, yellow and white as it heats up.

It is best seen on the back where flames are quilted.

I stitched our logo by machine.

I leave you with our newest grandson's Easter picture! Hopefully my next post will be our trip to Florida!


Patty H. said...

Love the fabric of that backpack. That's a sweet looking grandbaby!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh that little one is so precious! Congrats!! Love all your projects, as always. Do you ever sleep?!?! -Tammy

Jerry C said...

Wish I had a talent! :-) Have fun at the blacksmith gathering.

Lise said...

Love your backpack! You are so talented:)

I hope you had a wonderful trip, your grandson is gorgeous! Maybe the next time you are in FL we can get together. Hugs my friend!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think I would like it wider that way - it looks as if it would be comfortable. And that baby is adorable! blessings, marlene

Janna and Mike said...

Wow--I LOVE the backpack! And the grandbaby in the Easter basket!

Dar said...

Your backpack looks real good to me. I think it is more useful to be wider than longer. Not as far to reach down in it when looking for things on the bottom. Your newest grandbaby is precious.