I Spy Signs of Spring

As the snow slowly, slowly melts, little signs of spring are showing up:

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Melting snow reveals the first daffodil leaves

The very first daffodil leaves peaking up through the mulch. These below are bent from the weight of the last snow.

 

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Daffodil leaves

Nice to see signs of spring when it is still in the 20′s during the day. Won’t be long before these daffodils are up and blooming.  Can’t wait!!

 

Perfect for Weddings and Proms

I am listing several beautiful satin wristlets on my shop. They are perfect formal accessory for weddings, prom and formal dances, and other formal events. They make carrying your cellphone, keys, money and make up easy. Two difference styles  – my smartphone wristlets and a zipper closure clutch style.

Peacock blue satin with silver sparkle trim smartphone wristlet

Peacock blue satin with silver sparkle trim smartphone wristlet

Peacock blue satin clutch style wristlet with silver sparkle trim

Peacock blue satin clutch style wristlet with silver sparkle trim

These two wristlets are made from a gorgeous peacock blue satin. The silver sparkly trim is sewn in to the wristlet. The smartphone wristlet is lined with yellow satin to make sliding your cellphone in and out easy. There is a pocket in front for money, id, credit cards and secured with a heavy duty velcro tab. The clutch style wristlet has a zipper opening and a small pocket inside for credit cards.  It is fully lined with white and blue stars cotton.  Both fit iPhone 5 and other cellphones up to 5.25 inches in length.

Blue lace and satin smartphone wristlet

Blue lace and satin smartphone wristlet

 

 

Blue lace over satin cellphone clutch style wristlet

Blue lace over satin cellphone clutch style wristlet

These two feature sky blue lace over a sapphire blue satin.  The smartphone wristlet has coral satin interior. The clutch style has a white cotton with blue stars lining and a zipper pocket inside.  I like doing custom orders if you would like a different color. I am listing the smartphone wristlet  this afternoon.

Blue lace over sapphire satin

Blue lace over sapphire satin

 

Yellow Tulip Painting

What a cold and snowy winter this has been…! Yesterday brought another inch or so and more predicted later on this week. So what to do? Paint spring flowers is what I am doing!

This week I finished a 6 x 6 inch painting of yellow tulips. I use photos of tulips I’ve taken over the years as my references. I chose warm yellows for the flowers because I like yellow tulips and for the warmth of the color.  The leaves are painted with blue greens and touches of purple. The background is a purple – azure blue blend to help pop the yellow tulips.

Kathy Sibley painting

Yellow Tulips

I like the 6 by 6 inches canvases – not too small and not too big. The gallery wrap canvas means no framing needed. You can frame it if you like, but the sides are painted so the painting looks great hanging frameless.

A great size

A great size

Stay warm and enjoy your day !

 

Cheetah Tote

I love so many of the suede cloths that are available now.  Suede cloth or suedecloth is a faux suede that has the velvety feel and drape of suede but is washable. Many of my customers prefer a vegan suede, and suede cloth is a perfect fit for them.  This cheetah suede cloth is my favorite. I love the rich browns as well as the soft nap. I thought it would make an awesome tote paired with black faux leather. See what you think:

Tote from SibStudioSewing

Cheetah Tote

I paired it with a hot pink cotton lining and zebra pockets.  I quilted the inside fabric for sturdiness and to make the inside as pretty as the outside.  The zebra pockets are lower in the tote to keep the tote appropriate for work and other places but still have a little fun with the insides.  Here’s a peek at the inside:

Inside the cheetah tote

Zipper pockets, a ring of 5 inch pockets and a keyring

This tote is listed on my sewing shop now. I am adding new items in both shops this week and will be giving a peek and the behind the scenes stories about them over the next week.

Popsicles Tote

This was the perfect tote to work on during a week of what seems like a ton of snow still on the ground and grey cloudy days.  I love the bright colors of the popsicles – so cheery!

Summer Popsicle Tote by SibStudioSewing

Summer Popsicle Tote by SibStudioSewing

I paired it with a black cotton duck canvas so it will hold up where ever you place it and what ever you place in it.  I really like using the polypropylene webbing for straps because they are strong yet not rough on the hands. They can also be wiped clean unlike cloth straps.  I sew them into the bottom seam and all the way up the sides of the tote to keep the straps secure and strong.

I like to play with colors and go a little wild on the insides of my totes.  Keep the outsides appropriate and the insides fun. :)  I picked up the lime green from the popsicles and added some orange and white polka dots for the lower inside pockets

Lime green quilted interior with 8 pockets

Lime green quilted interior with 8 pockets

I add a zipper pocket – you can see in the photo -  for money, drivers licenses, etc and to keep them safe and out of sight. I quilted the lime green cotton in a free motion swirl pattern to keep it sturdy as well as pretty.  I just listed this tote this afternoon. I will be sewing a matching popsicles zipper clutch shortly and listing it next week. Thanks for stopping by :)