Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Paige has asked me to make her a wristlet, so I took a look on the internet for a pattern. I bought this one from Oh, Fransson and let me tell you, it is fantastic. Such wonderful instructions, pictures and sewing methods.

Here is my first one, I don't think she will go for this fabric but I did want to practice first. Sorry for the less the desirable picture.

Here is the second one, much better. I used all sorts of fabric from my scrap bin and I am very pleased with this one.
I glued 2 buttons together, added a pin back - thought it needed a bit of decoration.

So if you are thinking about making a wristlet, go buy this pattern, you will not be disappointed. Take a look at the way she finishes the top around each end of the zipper, fabulous.
Paige is coming home this weekend, with her hubby, for my birthday. I will let her pick out some fabric and I will make another one that is just her style.

Now for exciting news around our house:

We have had this countdown on the chalkboard for 3 weeks, tomorrow is the big day. She is one excited girl.

I ordered several knits for Needle Nook Fabric today, yea, the garment sewing mojo is coming back.


  1. Love the fabrics for the wristlet. Congrats to Kaitlyn for getting to this momentous time. I know kids are so excited when braces can finally come off. Also, does it feel weird to write Paige and her husband? Sounds weird to me. Maybe because my 14 yo dd has a 14 yo friend named Paige. LOL.

  2. The wristlets are lovely Lori. Love the fabric combination for the second one.

  3. Lori,
    Love the wristlets! I am sure Paige will find several "perfect" fabric combinations in your stash. :-) Congratulations to Kaitlyn on the braces -- would love to see the beautiful smile! We haven't received word on when Kristina's will come off -- hopefully in the next couple of months. Can't wait to hear about your Needlenook purchases.

  4. The wristlets are great!
    Woohoo! to getting braces off. That is a day to celebrate!!

  5. My garment sewing mojo is taking a brief break right now; glad yours is coming back.

  6. Very nice wristlets. I need one now and then myself. I did notice how the zip was finished and that is something you don't see often. Boo-pattern is sold out. Congratulations to Kaitlyn. She will have a beautiful smile. Enjoy your daughter this weekend. And, Happy Birthday!

  7. Happy Birthday Lori !

    The wristlets are so pretty!

    How great for Kaitlyn..a pretty girl now even prettier!

  8. Johanna1:47 PM

    Congrats on the braces coming off- my 11yo daughter will be getting them soon...

    I ordered the wristlet pattern but was curious what kind of attachment you used for the strap, as one of the coops I'm in is doing a buy on purse hardware.

  9. I just ordered the pattern, too! Your wristlet is SO cute! Thank you SO much, again! :)
    Take care, Gwen