Sunday, January 18, 2009

Projects for the weekend

John's nephew came over yesterday. He had to make a bird feeder for a school project and thought it would be best if he came here since John has a woodworking shop. So he and John worked on this yesterday. John told him he could use any wood that we had, he didn't pick the most expensive (Mahagony) but he came close with the black Walnut. Oh well, it's to help a kid learn, right? I think it turned out awfully pretty! Not sure we could sell it for what we've got into it though.





I dug through my pile of stuff I want to make and decided to make a lunch sack. I had a couple remnants that were the perfect size so I put this together with it. It gave me a good taste of working with fusible interfacing and I got to play with grommets. I totally didn't follow the instructions. I cut and interfaced everything and then went to town, when I flipped the page I realized I had totally screwed up so I had to wing it from there. I'm still pretty pleased with how it came out (just don't look at the inside). I wanted to get some cute navy satin ribbon for the handles, but I decided I would give it to my sister-in-law who's in from out of town since I will see her later today. I won't have time to get to the store between now and then so I basically made bias tape out of the leftover fabric for the handles. I cheated and stitched them down on the inside so I wouldn't have to tie 30 knots to get them to stay in the grommets. I think the brass grommets kind of give it a nautical look with the navy and white, what do you think?

4 equal yet different opinions:

Knit Geek said...

Very nice work, both of you! I love the lunch bag.

Average Girl In Average World said...

The lunch sak is nice ;)

Peg said...

OH he did a good job on the bird house. I also love your lunch sack.

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