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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sew What Sunday II

Woo, pups! Dave here. Guide Dog for the Color Blind. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays (or Holly Days, as I like to say), we haven't prepared a Sunday Salute. Storm said I should show you some of the cool Christmas projects I helped Mom with instead! Cool!

Before I get started, though - we've been invited to a New Year's party! The Corgi Girls have a big bash planned, and we're going to party down with them. Why not meet us there!?!? It'll be THE party of the year!

OK! Here's a bag Mom and I made for Aunt Janet. (She sent us the cool flag for the Ao4 Headquarters, remember? Oh - the craftswoman who made it, Katie King, left a message on that post! She left her web address, so you can contact her about making you a cool flag, if you'd like!)

It's reversible - here's the inside:

And here's a close-up of the cell phone bag that clips to the strap:

We chose a gardening/recycled denim theme. Can you tell? Mom also made a little change purse. Hey, Kelsey Ann! It's got lady bugs on it! Woo!

She made earrings for Aunt Janet and her girls and our aunt-in-law (?) and her daughter and put each pair in a little mini purse like that. They were made from crystal beads that had been on earrings that belonged to Mom's grandma!

Here's another bag:

It's Mom's own design. She's calling it The Becca Bag. This one has coffee-themed fabric! Zimmie likes that idea!

The front flap has a magnetic snap. Mom had never put one in before, but it worked out real well!

And here's a peek inside at all the cool compartments:

Becca's earrings were in a mini bag within a mini bag! Take a look!

Cool, huh?

Here's a bag Mom is calling The Rachel Bag.

All those hexagons are hand-sewn, and so is the bag itself. The quilting was done by machine. Rachel loves purple, so I helped pick out a bunch of cool purples and stuff that goes with purple.

It started out like this:

Then Mom did something to get it 3-D. I think it was magic! Here's the little mini purse inside!

Sometime this week, I'll show you the purse we made for our grandma, if you're interested. I think this is enough sewing stuff for now, though!

Thanks for reading, everypuppy! And don't forget about Moxie and Izzie's party! See you at the Corgi Lounge!



  1. WOW!

    All I khan say is WOW!!

    Your mom is surely khwite khreative, khlever, and TALENTED!!!

    You did furry well fur her with your choices!!!!

    Wags and Wuv,


  2. woofies Ao4!!! u r sooo clever Dave to help ur mama so good...and u pics out the bestest colors...(purple) iz my fav...ur mama iz sooo talented makin all dose little purses...heehee my mama had a hard time trwying to cut a straight line..

    b safe,

  3. We love seeing all the stuff your mom makes! She's so talented with her needle and thread!
    See you at the Corgi lounge tomorrow!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Anonymous4:56 PM

    WOW! The Rachel bag is awesome!!!! And I love the coffee one too. Your mom is just amazing and creative!!! We can't wait to see what your mom did for your grandma. Dave, I am sure you helped her every step of the way :)


  5. Those are all so cool!! You and your mom sure are talented!! What beautiful work you both do!


  6. You and your mom do great work!

    I specially like the reversible bag! When it's full one way you can turn it the other way and fill it up again!

    More treats!

  7. Whew! Your Mom is so clever! We run for cover when our Mom goes anywhere near her sewing box. Let's just say she doesn't enjoy it too much. Yikes.

  8. Wow, you did such a great job helping your mom with all those purses. They are so cool!

  9. Anonymous9:20 PM

    Wow,wow & wow! How clever are you and your humans it all looks so amazing - does your human sell stuff to shops or anything?


  10. Those are really cool stuff your mom can make.
    I wanna wish you doggies of Army of 4 a pawsome 2008

    ~ Girl girl

  11. Very cool projects and good color choices! Your right, our little biped would love those ladybugs! She especially likes her new nightlight.

    Woo woo, Kelsey Ann
    (the other quilting husky)

  12. Happy 2008 to Ao4! Ah roooo!


  13. Wow we see that your creative mum has been at it again. She is so talented but I guess she couldn't do it with your help hey Dave.
    Only 3 more hours here till midnight and we are trying to stay up for the countdown!
    Thanks for being great friends this year.
    Happy New Year!
    Jazz and Dixie

  14. Happy New Year!

    Luv your ol pal C$

  15. Wooos, your mom is so clever!
    Ours only sews seams to shorten pants since she's a shrimp. (that's what she says) We just think of her as low to the ground.

    We;re gonna try to stop by the big pawty at the Corgi girls - maybe we'll see you there?

    Wooos & a-rooos,
    Star & the Jack a roo

  16. Cool stuff! Once my Mom finsihes up a few more things (glueing stuff together and framing stuff) I'll be showing some of my mom's cross stitch stuff that she's going to be selling soon. You'd think she'd finish something before she started something else, but supposedly Grandma has the frames, she has to buy hot glue sticks and more colored thread. It makes me tired watching her so I lay on the couch beside her and help her find her scissors when she looses them.
    Happy New Year