Inspired by a Mouse

I’ve been sewing again and making a couple of small bags that remind me of Mickey Mouse in a red, white, black, and yellow theme.

I asked a friend of mine to make a wreath for me. All she wants in payment is a bottle (or two) of wine.  I decided to add to her request by making these…

She is a fan(atic) of Disney World and is headed there sometime early next year.  She usually travels with her sister-in-law so two bags would allow her to share one if she wants.

The red and white polka dot fabric was from iPad Aunt’s stash and made me think of Minnie Mouse.  It was the perfect fabric for the outside.  I also added some black blocks to one side just to make them a bit different.

The bright yellow zipper and lining really brighten up the inside.  The zippers are from stash and were an inch too short.  The yellow fabric ends on the zippers helped stretch them out and made them work.  Did you notice my sewn-in tag inside next to the pocket?

As soon as the clip/hooks arrive by mail, I’ll make some wrist straps that can be attached to the little D-ring on the outside tab. We probably won’t see each other till after Christmas so there’s still time. I hope she likes them! 

So do those fabrics remind you of a particular mouse?

 

 

 

Early birthday present

My friend, Leah, sent me an early birthday present.  We don’t normally exchange gifts, however, I sent her a pair of socks for her birthday in July.  She’s a crocheter, sewist, wife, mother, (just a few of her talents) and dabbles in other crafty things and surprises.

The Rainbow Sister Shawl, also known as Regenbogenschwester, is so gorgeous!

The color of Drops Fabel yarn is called sand (#651) and is comprised of greys, browns, and caramels.

It will be perfect to throw over my shoulders when I need just a bit of warmth.

Or worn in the front like a scarf to keep my neck warm under a coat or jacket.

I love it!  Thank you, my friend!!

Patti

Guest info

Do you have guests coming to your home during the Thanksgiving and/or Christmas holidays?

I do.  So I made up an information sheet with our WiFi password, home phone number, and address so if they need access to these things, they can find it quickly. In case of an emergency, the home phone number and street address is right there.

It fits in a 5 x 8 frame I got from the dollar store and sits on the nightstand in the guest bedroom.

Click WiFi-Phone-Address to print your own information.

 

Align mitts

Focusing on something other than itching, burning, and general discomfort is great pain therapy!

The Align Mitts are finished and on their way.

This was a fun pattern and used less than a ball of Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight yarn.  This Duchess Heather is a rich, royal heathery purple.  I probably used a bit more than half.  (I so need a scale!)

The finished mitts look rather nondescript until on the hand.  The ribbing adds a nice vertical detail. 

Since both mitts are the same (no difference between the left and right ones), it’s quite easy to get into the rhythm and finish them quickly.