Tuesday, May 17, 2011


It seems most of my time last week was preoccupied with sewing sample after sample for classes, for up and and coming fabriholics!
Mommy and Me Apron class, scheduled for June 4th - this apron is adorable, and fully reversible, with a pocket on each side, and grommets at the neck and waist.
Weeks One and Two of Sewing Camp for Kids will find them making fun, fabric cuff bracelets with buttons, snaps, and basic hand stitches learned.  Week Two - a strip quilted pillow for their room.
Week Three is all about the purse!  A girl can never have too many purses/tote bags, and you're never too young to start!  Sewing Camp will go through 6 weeks of fun, creative classes - if you're local, and you've got a novice seamstress, Sew Obsessed has a few ways to keep them busy this summer (at least for about three hours, once a week).

And speaking about it being all about the purse, this bag travelled to Denver, to live with my Mom, this past Mother's Day.  It will also be a class this July, but this one is all hers!
Big, roomy, lots of pockets - this one would make a great diaper bag, as well.  As it is, she will probably carry home her winnings from the casino in Central City tomorrow.
Lots of sweet details on this, including grommets; big, gathered pockets; drawstrings; and loads of custom quilting.  This was the fabric inspiration for the bag I posted last week.  My Mom has always loved plaids...this was certainly a new take on the old watch plaid favorites!  Papa Mama's got a brand new bag - HEY!

Hope your week is shaping up to include some creative "me" time - I found some of my own yesterday, and took a fabulous beaded bracelet class - the hardest I've ever taken.  Hope to finish that up tonight while rooting on Hines Ward!  Pictures to follow...not of Hines Ward, but of the bracelet...


By the Bluegrass said...

What awesome camp items...I 'd want to take this camp, myself!

Amanda said...

Wow, Tanya! You have been extra busy and what an amazing seamstress you are! Truly a gal of MANY talents! Sheesh! The sewing camps for kids sound like such a blast! I wish there had been something similar available when I was young! Maybe my sewing skills would be further accomplished by now! The bracelets are such a great idea...I may have to make one with the little gal I'll be babysitting this summer! Have a wonderful week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

oldgreymare said...

lucky kids to have you <3

dianehobbit said...

How lucky are the girls attending summer camp.

Jackie said...

Nice projects, those cuffs are so cute! The girls will love them!! I hope you teach a quilt one day, I would love to get back in the classroom for one of those!

Colleen said...

I so love all of them!!!!! You are just sooooooo talented and everything you make is fabulousoso! Your classes should be loads of fun!

Best of luck to Hines Ward, one of my favorite Steeler's!!

Dorthe said...

Hi Tanya,
You have really done a lot of things,- it must be very great and cosy, to make workshops with lots of children- but also a big job, I know.
I love all you have been creating-the aprons looks so wonderful-and the colors are just fantastic- also the cufs for the kids are so funny and sweet- and the bag for your mother, looks beautiful.I love all the extra`s on this bag- and the wonderful fabrics.
Hugs, Dorthe

Alfie's mum said...

Seriously Tanya! Everything you make is unreal. I want those bracelets for myself!

Alfie's mum said...

Tanya, you are unreal! I love ALL the samples you have made and I want to come to kids sewing camp!

Mandy said...

The girls will have such a great time, these are great projects, looks like so much fun!!!

R. Neafus said...

Tanya the aprons are just darling,and the totebags/handbags are beautiful.Your Mom must have been thrilled when she receive it.I bet those classes will be such fun...sure wish I lived closer!!!

TwilaTee said...


We have a friend in common. The lovely Carole, from "The Ribbon Store". Cheers! and thanks for the follow! :)