fun with fabric

I have been really into sewing the last few days.  My creative tendencies come in phases.  Sometimes I'm really into sewing, sometimes knitting, sometimes sewing, sometimes nothing.  

It all started when I decided I needed a bag to carry my small knitting projects around in.  I generally have them in a ziploc bag in my purse, but then the knitting needles poke holes in the bag rendering it useless for anything other than knitting projects...and then it gets worn out and isn't even good for knitting projects anymore.  I found several simple tutorials online and created my own bag out of "home decor" fabric that I got at JoAnn Fabrics for $2.

knitting project bag1
knitting project bag2
Then I decided that I wanted to make something else.  But what?  Well, good thing the Arctic Valley annual auction is coming up (Sept should go if you live in the Anchorage area)...because I decided to sew up a couple of iPad covers to donate.  

Kiva helped me make them...

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I finished the first one...

quilted iPad cover orange
And moved on the the second one...

quilted iPad cover bikes
I'm almost finished with the one with the bikes (I'm kind of obsessed with this fabric...I should have bought the whole bolt).  I got distracted yesterday and had to take care of real life business (i.e. grocery shopping...ugh). The weather is still nasty today, so I should be able to finish this one up this afternoon!  

Of course, my brain was working overtime while I was making these and I came up with 10,000 other awesome projects I could do.  Now if I could just find a way to fund them...and something to do with them when I was done.