Sunday, July 31, 2011

Drawstring Fabric Bags

Drawstring Bags,
In  different  sizes.
My current activities include some holiday gift projects,  and these
drawstring bags are fun and useful as gifts and for gift packaging.
I did not need a pattern, and they are a fun and quick project.
Colorful HappySquid World fabric.

My Three Daffodils drawstring bag.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Coco Birds Snap Pouch Purses

My funny little coco birds fabric
works nicely for these little snap pouch purses
that measure about 4" x 4 1/2".
These will be available at Handmade Market, Turchin Center, Boone, N.C.
in November, 2011.
Cotton quilting weight fabric available at Spoonflower, by KDL Designs.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Little Scotties Key Chains

These Little Scotties key rings are made from one of my
fabric designs, are reversable (same color, opposite image on other side),
and are about 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" when finished.
What a cute way to find your keys easily!
I like where the little loops and rings are attached, like a leash for the pup.
100 % cotton fabric with earth friendly dyes are filled with polyester fiberfil,
knitted i-cord loop for metal key ring is made of wool and nylon for strength.

Pups in Plaids Parade fabric by KDL:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sculpted Knits

In addition to working with circular needles to knit,
here is a fun project I enjoy, making I-cord,
a circular knit using 4 stitches on double ended needles.
When I first learned to do this,
there was a lot of frustration and foul language,
but after a while it just became enjoyable.
I started making it several years ago for purse handles,
and now use it for key chains,
and most recently, these sculpted knit necklaces,
which have been a real hit at handmade markets.
Sculpted Knits by Kelly Loughlin, 2011.
A little closer view.
Now available at Lone Leaf Gallery
Washington, N.C.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Little Essentials Pouch

Here's an idea for a quick and easy project:
This little pouch measures about
3 3/4" tall by 2" wide when finished.
All you need is a layer of batting,
fabric to line it (I used cotton denim)
and a cute fabric, this is a washable organic cotton sateen with
earth friendly dyes.
Perfect for your favorite lip glosses or a small flip phone.
Also great for gifting!
In blue, too:
"Wise Guys" fabric by KDL Designs. © All rights reserved.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Illuminated for a celebration

Tall bucket tote
with a folded package seamed base
is perfect for holidays and celebrations.
An easier than cut n' sew project
made with a quarter yard of fabric
(I used organic cotton sateen)
and fusable interfacing to make it nice and sturdy.
"Illuminated" candles fabric by KDL Designs. © All rights reserved.
With woven nylon adjustable strap.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bean Bag Buns Toy Kit

This little guy is the prototype for a new
bean bag pattern kit.
Made of organic cotton sateen, and poly stuffing.
The pattern has 8 to 12 bunnies to a fat quarter,
and 32 to 48 bunnies to a yard,
depending on the fabric type.
The actual bunny from the fabric kit is even cuter!
I added a pom pom tail to this one,
and it is filled with rice.
Now available at Spoonflower, KDL Designs: