Wednesday, March 5, 2008


In order to help me get back into the habit of posting I'll show you a couple of things I've just completed.

These aprons were for my cousin in St. Louis who has a quaint, but hip cafe named Luvy Duvy's Cafe. If you're in that area you need to check them out. I used homespun and quilters cotton and made them reversible, with the embroidery on both sides. (By the way...I don't have an embroidery machine. A friend of mine did that for me.)

I had a custom order on my list for (3) purses and this is one of the fabric choices she made. I was playing around with my camera when I took this photo and had no intentions of putting it in a post, until I caught a glimpse of two items I purchased months ago from crafty blogging friends.

The pincushion in the upper left is one made by LeeAnn and on the right edge of the photo you can see part of the pink and blue coaster made by Karen. I use both of these great little items every time I sit at the sewing machine.

And these are the (3) purses I had the order for. The striped bag is a reversible combination she wanted but my favorite is the green with the bamboo handles. I love those colors.

This customer was very easy to work with. She didn't want any pockets or magnetic snaps, making this order easy. I was pretty amazed at how she organizes a purse. She carries three zipper pouches in a purse and she knows exactly what is in each one. Nothing is loose anywhere. When she changes purses she only has to transfer three pouches. I think I'm going to try that myself. I've been using a "Purseket" lately but it doesn't work for me in some of my purses, so maybe I need to try the idea of several pouches. I'll let you know how that goes.


Mrs.Kwitty said...

How cool that you made the cute aprons for your cousin's cafe!

Love all the purses--and I'm with you, my fav is the green! So summery and colorful! It made me smile to see your little coaster peeking out from the side of that pic!! I'm very happy that it is a part of your day!

Have a good day Dinah!!
Smiles, Karen

Katherine said...

Yay! You're back to blogging, Dinah! So happy to find you here again.

What great bags and aprons you've been busy making. I especially love the bag with the green lining - I guess because it has the look of Springtime to it. Very pretty.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Hi Dinah...hello! I'm having a drawing--you should pop over to my blog and get in the running! I used some of my beautiful rick rack today-I always remember you when I do!!
Smiles, Karen

Vedrana M. said...

your work is wonderful :)

Lucy said...

You do a WONDERFUL job with your purses, Dinah!!I'm with you, love the pink and green best, but they all are great. Your aprons are fab too....everything is so professional!! Glad to see you back!!

Jess said...

You've been blog tagged!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Hi Dinah.......!

Jenn Maruska said...

Wonderful purses! : )