Category Archives: Other Crafters

Sewing News

Aside from sewing bags, totes, curtains, pillows, prom dresses and making alterations, I do have a limited ability to sew actual clothing for myself.  I put this to the test recently in making a couple of garments.  I had not sewn a garment for myself in years (10+), so I chose a simple pattern by McCall.  First, I made a summer knit top, then I used the same pattern to make a heavier, winter knit top.  I found that purchasing fabric online was really easy and cheaper than purchasing in the store.  Fabric.com has a great variety of fabrics.  I shop clearance, of course!

Summer Knit Top
Summer Knit Top
Winter Knit Top
Winter Knit Top with Lace Inset
McCall Pattern M6398
McCall Pattern M6398

Metal and Leather Work

I have met a new crafter, related by marriage,  who does wonderful work in leather and metals.   I want to feature some of her fabulous pieces here.  She also makes beaded jewelry and earrings.  It is always nice to meet people that you didn’t know before had an interest in the crafting arts.  What a surprise.  We have lots to share.

Metal Pendants
Metal Pendant by BJ
Metal Bracelets by BJ
Metal Bracelets by BJ
Leather Bag by BJ
Leather Bag by BJ

Dolls

Aren’t these adorable.  I can do some generic crocheting, but I can’t knit a stitch.   These dolls have been given personalities.  Each one has removable outfits and accessories.  This must be labor intensive. I watch knitting and crocheting shows all the time, and read the magazines, and I am always flabbergasted at the amazing things knitters are making  (not just socks and sweaters anymore).  They definitely have God’s creative attributes.

Dolls
O You Beautiful Dolls
Sassy
I call her – Sassy
Dolls in a Row
All Dolls in a Row

What My Friends Are Doing

I always try to encourage friends and family to explore their creative side.  I would like to share some of their projects.  One of my fellow crafters has taken up knitting and is now doing the most fabulous projects.  I remember her first projects, headbands, hats, scarves.  Then she upgraded to footies, and then the most beautiful dolls.

Another fellow crafter works primarily in leather, but has also done metalwork (primarily jewelry).  Being very versatile (like me), this crafter has done bags, other jewelry and who knows that else.

I’ll be posting some of their work.