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Monday, March 21, 2011

FPS 3: Skulls n Bags


Finished Project: Skulls n Bags
Craft: Sewing
Begin Date: March 16, 2011
Completion Date: March 16, 2011
Materials: Joann Fabric (black floral) & Swap Fabric (skulls); 7" zipper
Pattern Source: Skip To My Lou Pleated Pouch

I've had this fabric since late February and had been staring at it trying to figure out the perfect project for it.  Then my gifter, who just so happens to be my super sister, suggested a bag and thus the search was on for a manageable project for me.  I settled on this pattern and started cutting fabric.  It went together pretty quickly and I was so happy with the outcome that I have cut a second for a gift inclusion.  Great tutorial on the site and it just zips together lickety split.

I just love the look of lined bags and always thought it was some hard magic, but it is quite easy, with the right instructions.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Home Stretch

 The NHL is in what they sometimes call the "home stretch".  The season is winding down and the playoff race is heating up!  My beloved Penguins are just taking each game as it comes.  They win some, they lose some.  We have lost almost as many players it seems as games.  Last Monday good news came when Sidney Crosby resumed skating and continues to improve day by day.  Today, we lost a player to suspension.  The punishment hasn't been officially handed down but nobody is naive enough to believe that a hefty suspension won't be handed out.  In light of that, I have managed to entangle myself in a war of words, something I plan to NOT repeat in the future.  Life's lessons are hard to learn and this one has taken quite a while to learn, apparently.  All this talk is a round about way of explaining the new look this blog is sporting.  It was time to say goodbye to shamrocks and hello to something more LdyPngn like.

If you fast forwarded to get to the pictures, you didn't miss much I must admit.  So here are a few things I have been working on.

Another pair of cute pants.  Such a 70's feel to them.  I heart this pair so much!


A little pair of boots to keep little feet warm


A stylish little vesty-type top

And together it makes quite the ensemble...




I have another project that I am super proud of, so proud of that it deserves its own post...tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

FPS 2: Hippy Chic


Finished Project: Hippy Chic
Craft: Sewing
Materials: Flannel fabric by Jo-Ann; Elastic; Coordinating Thread
Pattern Source: Simplicity 3711 view C - cut xxsmall size

I found this fabulous flannel print during Joann Fabric & Craft's flannel sale ($2.50/yard).  I quickly grabbed it up and had two yards cut!  I didn't know what I was going to do with it until last week when I cut a notebook cover and then found the Simplicity pattern envelope in my stash (all accumulated during the $.99 sale and Joann).  I knew that I had to make newborn hippy pants.  Oh my gosh they are so cute and look so comfy.  It sort of makes me wish I could make a pair for myself.  But since the print has been given an enthusiastic thumbs down by my fashion adviser, I must resist.  Still these are just so great and now I must knit a sweater to go with them.  I have the perfect yarn color in mind to go with these.

The only change I would make is that I need to make the waste band a little tighter...unless there is a chubber out there. 



Now, what to do with the little bits left over?