8.26.2007

happy crafters

We were busy little crafters yesterday! All week long, we scoured the thrift shops of S.F., looking for great fabrics and embellishments to achieve our sewing dreams. After all, Amy didn't check that 50lb old-school metal Singer for nothing! Finally on Saturday, we set to work and fumbled through the tedium of being novice sewers without moms handy when the machine groans and misbehaves. There is nothing more satisfying than snapping pics of the finished products and buzzing about how one day we will open an etsy shop of our very own!{This is the birdie apron that I made using 2 vintage pillow cases and an adorable little crocheted flower. Shhh...The pillowcase came with that cutesy scalloped edge, so no sewing miracle was performed on my part.}
Remember the Martha pattern I romanticized about making for mornings at the Farmers' Market? Well, dear Amy created this carefree summer tote for herself and it's reversible! Plus, she scored a matching knit picnic blanket from a thrift store yesterday. Perfection. :)

Last but not least, Amy had a treasured souvenir tank from her semester in Cambodia that shrunk and was doomed for the rag pile. But, she cut it out, combined it with a handsome button-down shirt, and made it into an adorable tote that might be mistaken for something bought at Urban Outfitters! Isn't she awesome?

9 comments:

moderncountry said...

Oh Jessica! I am so happy that you came to pay me a little visit, and even more that you left me a message! Now i have a path into your little world of creativity and beautiful sharings :) I love your birdie apron! And you are so creative, love it!! Aina

Fairlightday said...

You guys did some amazing things this weekend! I LOVE your sewing creations. And, I was going to ask about that sweet scalloped hem. :)You guys did a great job and you really really really need to get a sewing machine of your own so you can whip up these confections on a regular basis. :)

alyson. said...

how cute are your new things? my roommate in college had a sewing machine on which I would create endless simple tote bags, though never anything this creative!

thanks for the sweet comments. I actually will be in SF this fall. a good friend of mine is doing a travel nursing program and has ended up in SF. I'll keep you updated!

chelle said...

Okay. That stuff is all way too cute! The apron, being my favorite. And I so want to make one of those Martha Stewart Pillowcase totes. And I agree with Farilight that you need your very own sewing machine. I checked and on Craigs List they have two pages of sewing machines for sale in the SF/Bay area. You are top Estyians in the making, no mistake about that.

Chelsea said...

Love all of it!

Bessilu said...

Such cute projects! That tote is so cute and the apron is the perfect sort of fabric.

alyssa said...

The apron and the tote are adorable! LOVE the fabric you both selected.

Casey said...

you guys are crafting machines!!! they all look great, and i loved your photoshoot too. very fun. it brings a smile.

Leslie said...

So funny.. I just went and scoured thrift shops myself to do some of these exact projects..... :) Then today I find your blog so fun. I love all your finds, wish I had a buddy to do mine with, everyone else just thinks im insane...

so fun to see your outcomes, I will have to share mine too.. :) LOVE THE MARTHA BAG!