Saturday, May 18, 2013

One thing leads to another ...

A friend surprised me with this beautiful hanging basket chock full of flowers.  It looked so cheerful, I added a decorative birdhouse, usually kept inside the house.  THAT looked even more cheerful and I added the church, and then added the quilty Jim Shore birdhouse, that no self-respecting bird would EVER move into.  Never-the-less, the end result looks a little like a Christmas Tree - all very cheerful and happy .  On the shepherd's hook almost out of sight is yet another birdfeeder, another BARN.  Unfortunately, with the owl occasionally living in our little back yard, we seldom see other birds, so the cheerful bird houses will have to do!  Look at that GREEEEEEN grass - hooorayy!

Below, the purple/red batik, is probably the last of my practicing of making cosmetics bags.  I have that tab (left of the zipper) on the zipper figured out.  I still need guidance on zippers and will check with my local gals - there are so many versions - I don't remember having problems waaaaay back 35 years ago!  LOL.  These cosmetics bags called for fusible batting - I think next time, I'll try fusible interfacing - it may be less bulky.  This one turned out pretty good!















6 comments:

Candace said...

I think that your yard looks great, and your cosmetic bags look perfect to me. Just FYI, if you like doing online classes Craftsy has a free zipper class:
http://www.craftsy.com/class/mastering-zipper-techniques/178?_ct=fhevybu-sbqiimeha-byij-xecuheec&_ctp=178
I've signed up, but I haven't taken it yet. I find the classes enjoyable.

Janet O. said...

What a fun sight to have in your yard!

I really like this bag--very pretty!

~Joan said...

I admire your perseverance when running into a problem. You remind me of...ME!! Good work.

Helen in the UK said...

Your bags look great! I was going to suggest you check out the free Craftsy Zipper course too ... there's a couple of free bag ones too :)

Cyn said...

What a fun post, Elaine! Love your "holiday tree" in the yard. Wonderful. I'm in awe over your lovely green grass! Nice.
Great little zippered pouches. They are so fun to make and are always welcome gifts!

Bonnie said...

I've made a similar pouch but I think the zipper was done while it was flat. I used Atkinson's design. Although thinking about it I think mine was wider but shorter if that makes sense. Your Jamestown landing looks great.