Thursday, October 30, 2008

What in the World is Lisa doing?

I know you all have been on the edge of your seat just wondering what I've been up to...




Well, anyway, I've been mighty busy.LOL

I finally finished that cute little dress that I was working on, you know, the one made from Jon's old Hawaiian shirt. Here's the reluctant model...


I still might shorten it a bit but I'm happy with it for now. I took a million photos but she was grumpy. Oh well.

Next, I made Allison an Uber-cool backpack for her work stuff. She was looking for something that said, "lifeguard stuff-back off." Also, "lifeguard stuff-is stinky and it better be washable." Basically, she wanted a beachtowel made into a backpack and I wanted it to cost me nothing.LOL We both got what we wanted with this...



I also made a cute little clothes pin holder for my mom but forgot to take a photo of it before I gave it to her. It was an old button down shirt of Isaac's sewn on the bottom. Very cute.

Well, that's it for now. I'm sewing and creating each week or two whenever the time is right and the mood hits me.LOL Who knows what I'll come up with next....



Berry Patch said...

Again with the cool! ;-) I so wish I was this creative with a sewing machine. I have one. But I have no clue what to do with it. Oh well. For now it sits & collects dust - lots of dust actually. LOL

Lisa in Jax said...

Thanks Lisa! It's been a fun hobby lately. I'm just trying things out and hoping to make some gifts for Christmas.

You should get yours out and give it a try!

Debbie said...

Great job, Lisa! The funny part is, I can remember photos of Jon with that shirt on.

I don't know where you find the time to sew.

Stephanie said...

Those are so cool! I'm starting to work on gifts, too, and my kid would love the backpack. Did you use a pattern or wing it? Care to share? They are fabulous!

Lisa in Jax said...

LOL! Debbie, that was his FAVORITE shirt. He was so sad to outgrow it but was pleased that I was able to hand it down to one of his siblings. He used to appear in it


I just made it up as I went. It was really very easy. I took a beach towel and cut off the length I wanted only cutting the bottom. I turned it inside out and sewed along the bottom and side, then I boxed the bottom. I then folded the top down to make a pocket for the draw string and then sewed on some straps that used to be belts. Voila!

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Lisa, is sewing a NEW thing or have you known how to do it for some time? The things you are making are very cool. I love the backpack...I'm still not past the "thinking" stage. LOL

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

I was wondering how much skill you need to do the backpack - is it something Arielle and I could figure out to make for the girls for Christmas? We have very little sewing experience. LOL

Stephanie said...

It's fabulous! You did a great job. I think that I'm going to give this a try. My kid would love it. She's a bag nut! Thanks for writing that out. :)

Lisa in Jax said...


Very little skill is involved.LOL The hardest part is sewing on the straps but even then, it's not too hard. I bet that you and Arielle could do it without trouble.

I'm not terribly good at sewing, a beginner for sure. I could take closer photos if that'd help.


I'm glad you're going to give it a try! You should post a photo on your blog.

Cynthia said...

Very cute, Lisa!

Jodi said...

Wow, you're clever! Great projects.