Sewing and Gardening, Gardening and Sewing…

I realize I’ve done an awful lot of sewing and gardening in the past year or so. Lots. I thought for my first post in forever, I’d share some of the things I’ve worked on.

I made these matching bags out of fabric I bought on sale. I thought they went well together, so the brown for the outside and the blue green for linings. The first bag is a shoulder bag I use mostly for carrying books around, but also makes a quick bag to tote around things for the kids when we go places. The second bag was made using a pattern for reusable shopping bags, but I shortened it and made it a handbag instead.

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Above, the first bags you see were made to hold bubble bath and things for my youngest nieces and nephews as a Christmas present. The second is an apron I made out of an old pair of sheets.


Mug rugs… You can never have too many of them.

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These are a few pictures of things I grew in my yard last year. The first is a pepper plant, which gave me a lot of really delicious green peppers. The second is a pot of dill. This year I’ll be putting dill, along with a lot of other herbs, straight into the ground.  The last photo is my carrot bed, which at the time of planting was in dire need of thinning, but there it is anyway.


This photo is homemade peanut butter I made just a few weeks ago. Last summer I canned a lot of homemade jams and preserves with blueberries and blackberries, but for some reason I didn’t take any pictures of them…I should have!

I’m hoping to get some gardening pictures taken here in the next few weeks as I’ve already sown carrots, radishes, onions, a salad mix of things, and peas. I get nervous at the beginning of the season, always afraid my plants won’t grow, but again, that’s something I just have to wait and see about!


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