Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Finally Christmas Crafting!

After spending lots of time getting all sorts of craft and sewing patterns listed in my eBay store, I finally got time to do some sewing of my own. I have a long list of things I want to make over the next month. Today’s project was finishing a purse I started yesterday. The basic instructions came from Designer Style Handbags by Sherri Haab, but the flap was my own design.

I made the purse out of red and black Chinese look brocade. I lined it with white satin (leftover from the wedding gown I made my niece). When you open the flap of the purse, there is a little surprise, the recipient’s monogram in black with red flowers entwined. I used my Janome 300E to embroider the monogram that I had downloaded for free from the internet. I sewed the purse out on my Janome 6500.

After being away from doing much creative sewing for awhile, it was fun to be able to once again ‘play’ in my sewing room. I certainly hope the young lady who gets this purse as a present enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.

The other project that I’m working on is an embroidered clock. We have lots of various sized clocks for decoration in our eBay Store, and I wanted to try out decorating one myself. This one has little bluebirds and flowers. I downloaded the design from Embroidery Library. They have lots of machine embroidery clock designs. One thing to be careful with is be sure you are downloading the correct size. I downloaded two designs. One was a split design that I had to decrease slightly to get it to fit into my B hoop for my 300E. The other design wasn’t split and turned out to be too large to sew out and as I don’t have any digitizing software, I can’t fix it to sew it out. While sewing out the bluebird design I did think up several ideas that I can design myself and sew out.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Scrapbook Clocks to decorate!

Our eBay store Moonwishes has just listed a very unique item that would be of great interest to those who love making scrapbooks, doing paperpiecing, rubber stamp projects, or those who love unique clocks. We have clock kits in three different sizes that you can decorate yourself for any room in the house, give as an incredible one of a kind gift, or make to commemorate a special occassion. These clocks come with several dials that you can decorate with your own scrapbook, rubber stamp supplies and you will end up with a terrrific one of a kind clock.

We also have a lot of Christmas craft project patterns, Santa Claus dolls to decorate, and patterns for new Holidagy clothes. For gift giving, we have a large assortment of new quilting books, photography books and new Usborne Children's books. Stop in and get your Holiday shopping done without wasting a drop of gasoline. We are always happy to combine shipping and handling on multiple orders!