Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More Sewing

There has been much sewing going on in the Javajem household lately. (I blame Sarah mostly!)

She came over last Thursday and we spent the evening doing the most unappealing part of the sewing process... the cutting...

Here are 4 "future" purses - all cut out and ready to go.

More cut for purses

Later that week - I managed to sew two of them. I made this cute little number for my mother in law's birthday.

June 173


Fabric - Freshcuts
Pattern - Amy Butler In Town bag

I just love this fabric!

Green Amy Butler purse

Green Amy Butler purse

Then (getting up at 6am on Saturday to make sure it was done...) I finished this bag for my friend Coleen.

She has a thing for chickens you see.

Chicken purse for Coleen


Fabric - Outside fabric from Sarah's stash - inside from Joann's
Pattern - Amy Butler In Town bag

I couldn't resist using this fabric for her again. I had previously made her a mini wallet with this chicken fabric.

Inside of Chicken fabric

And of course when I saw these buttons at Joann's - I HAD to get them!

Chicken  Amy Butler purse for Coleen

There definitely must be something going on at the Javajem house - because look!!

Who's that sewing?

John Sewing!

Why, it's Mr Javajem himself!

John Sewing

He got the sewing bug too! He has this little creature - a "Fast" - that came with his car (A Volkswagon GTI). Yes - he's just as obsessed with cars as we are with knitting - so of course he wanted to make a plush version of his fast.

Just so you can see what the fast looks like - here it is posing with a pincusion...


I will most definitely keep you posted on the progress of the "plush fast".

Mr Javajem is using a pattern for a basketball and doing quite well having never sewn before! (other than the required home-ec classes in high school).

You may also have noticed that I am no longer calling my husband Hubbo... he didn't like that name. I sincerely doubt he will like Mr Javajem either - so I must come up with a new knickname for him... Car guy? V-dub guy? Sewing guy? Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!

And by the way... I though I'd only have a yarn stash in my house... but...

Check out my ever expanding fabric stash!!

My Stash


Nittany Knits said...

I thought the unappealing part of sewing was ironing :-)

MEI said...

Love those bags! When can we get together?? The shots of John sewing are great.

Bonnie said...


Pheelya said...

Those bags are so cute!!

chacha / Jen said...

I am so inspired by the bags you and Sarah have been turning out lately! Must figure out why my sewing machine is wonky...

Jinann said...

So you weren't aware that fiber "multiplies" as you sleep? (Fiber in any form does this!)

MsJoanie said...

Awe, man! Mom always gets the good stuff!

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow! Nice fabric stash. That orange and pink stripey stuff in the front is cool as hell!

Hmm...you could always call him Captain Caveman. See how he likes that.

Stacey said...

cutting is quite the icky part of sewing....kind of like seaming to knitting! those are such great bags - look like a perfect size too!!!

Anonymous said...

Man, I get blamed for everything...
but OK, cause in this case, sewing rocks!

Brenda said...

I found your blog through Turtlegirl's link. I love your bags! Excellent choices of fabrics.

I can see why Hubbo didn't go over well, but Mr. Javajem sounds pretty good.

Anonymous said...

Ah, fabric, it's a slippery slope to the stash. I LOVE the bags and the fabric, very cute.

I agree with tinkknitz, Java Man sounds good.

Anonymous said...

What delightful bags! And I adore that little chicken detail :)

Zonda said...

Beautiful fabrics! I see a few familiary ones too ;) I thought that bag was familiar. I've only made 1 so far, yours are so pretty!