Sunday, May 15, 2011

Getting Crafty

As promised, I am going to share with you some of the crafts that I have been working on lately since I finally got some of them finished.

My first project to share is this pot holder. I didn't have a pattern for this but it was easy enough. The hardest part was putting the edging on but I'm still happy with it.

Here we have this bath rug that I knitted. This was such a fun one to make! I bought the cheap sheets at Ikea, ripped them into long pieces and put them together to make a big ball of "yarn". I want to make another one that is a little bit bigger and maybe dye the sheets a different color.

This is a bag that I sewed. I LOVE the fabric but the pattern I found online was a little confusing at the beginning. I definitely want to make it again with a little bit longer bag and a skinnier strap.
The inside is a yellow polka dot and it has a pocket.

 This is still in the making, but it is a scarf I have been knitting. It is taking a while, so hopefully it will be done by next winter.
 The other side.

And this is the one I am most excited about! It is a makeup bag and I LOVE the fabric I picked for it. It was so easy to make and fits my makeup perfectly.
 The best part is the inside fabric!
 A closer look at the lining fabric.

So that's it for now. I am having so much fun with my new sewing machine and I am continuing to love knitting!


  1. Yeahhhh go girl!!! Nice cable stitch on the bath mat and I LOVE the makeup case fabric... very Vera Bradley!!
    <3 <3 <3

  2. oh lauren i absolutely love it all!! the make up bag is my fav and the rug! where did you learn all this stuff? i need to start getting crafty!

  3. These are great. So proud of you.

  4. Woahhhhhh. This is awesome! I love them all!! I want a sewing machine now. I want to make some pillows.

  5. Thanks guys! And thanks to Defrisc's suggestion, I found a lot of great crafts on You should check it out Chelsea!! And Emily, I want you to get a sewing machine! I just got the cheapest one they had at Costco and it is so great. I love it!

  6. These are so cute!!! I feel inspired