Saturday, August 1, 2009

the latest projects

My niece is headed off to college. My Alma Mater no less! For her graduation gift I offered to make a duvet/curtains or whatever she wanted for the dorm room. She liked the fabric boxes so she picked out some fun fabric and I have been sewing all manner of boxes, buckets and trays.

Here are some very LARGE boxes. They are 12" cubes. I thought they would be good for all those fraternity and sorority t-shirts.

So, here's what I learned. The box on the far left is lined with just craft weight fusible interfacing on the outer fabric. It's fine, but a little mushy for me. The far right box is made with sew-in thick interfacing. It's better but I wanted it stiffer still, but I was running out of supplies. The center box is made with craft-weight (pellon) fusible interfacing on both the outer fabric and the lining. Perfect.

These are are some small boxes for little whatnots.

With all of the little scraps I made a bunch of random things. I did order the Mayamade bucket pattern from Etsy. It is really great and easy to use, except that I had nothing round in the dimension she called for so I was trying to remember how to figure out the circumference of circle if you know the radius.

Quick, do you remember? Is is pi r squared or 2 pi r? Is your brain a veritable "room of requirement" like mine?

Aren't the little pinch-cornered trays cute? Hello cell phone charging station.

I am going to whip up some more buckets and follow the directions to the letter. I took some liberties and, well, you see what happens...

I am putting the scissors aside and moving to the pastels and acrylics. I have some things that must go out in the mail this week. eeeek.



  1. Lisa! Looking at your art (paintings, photography, etc.) just makes me so HAPPY!



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