Thursday, November 4, 2010

Another Craft

I have a new love interest. It's the City Quilter store in Manhattan. I have been wanting to pay a visit to this store ever since I read about it on another blog last year. So while Mary Beth was here we took a venture to visit. From the moment I stepped foot inside the store I was in love! I have never seen so many bolts of fabric in one space that I wanted to take every bit of it home.

I have been sewing ever since my mother taught me as a teenager. I've made anything from clothes, to tree skirts to even a couple mini wall hanging quilts. City Quilter has definitely renewed my interest in sewing. The staff are super nice and they offer a wide range of classes.

So after spending over an hour in the store I didn't walk out empty handed.

I bought a couple small patterns - Little Wallet and Cupcake Pincushion. I thought these would make some cute Christmas presents. So I bought some fat quarters to use in the projects. City Quilter carries a whole bunch of NYC fabric. So for the Little Wallets I loved the taxi cab fabric and to go with it I got the solid black and yellow fabric. The other fabric pictured is for the Cupcake Pincushion. I got enough fabric to make two for right now. The little buttons are for the pincushion.

A couple weeks ago I spent some time behind the sewing machine and within an hour I had this...

Isn't it adorable? I am actually using this one right now. The three pockets hold all of the cards I had in my wallet very nicely. Needless to say I am looking forward to spending more time with my sewing machine.


  1. Looks great! I'm hoping to get a lot more sewing done next year. I'll have a nice sunny room for sewing in which should help.

  2. Super cute wallet! I loved City Quilter so much. I wish I had it nearby so I could spend more time there. Looking forward to my next visit so we can hit it up again.

  3. Little wallet is adorable! I've cut way back on my sewing in favor of knitting, mainly because sewing seems to take over my whole bedroom.