Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New pouches...



New Collection!

Last year, around November I started working on a new bag design. I have a lot of linen fabric in my closet that I bought some months ago before I moved to NY State so I decided to use them to make my new, fresh and unique pouches. I pleated them really carefully and sewn the pleats using some similar color thread.

For the inside I used calico print cotton fabric that I quilted. I love to feel the softness of the quilt inside the pouch.

And finally I added to the design a delicate fabric rose of course handmade by me, inspired by all my collection of dry flowers that I have had for many years. My special touch!

My new collection is called " Romantic Rose ". I'm a very romantic girl! :)












Copyright © 2011 by Lolo Sinclair

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pillow cases for a good cause!


Last year I participated in a noble cause called "1 Million Pillowcase Challenge"

I made 13 pillowcases using all the fabric that I have in my closet. It was a wonderful experience to do this for a good reason. I just wanted to make more but it was impossible because I was so busy making a lot of pouches that I didn't have enough time to make anything else.

So by the end of December I took all the pillow cases that I made including some from my team mates to the quilting store in my town to be donated to a local charity.

The store owner was thrilled to see all the pillowcases that I gave to her.

If you don't know how to make a pillow case for yourself you will find a good tutorial about how to make them using the french seams technique. Really easy to follow!

My process, some fabric that I used, my pillowcases and the nice lady at Quilters Corner.












Copyright© 2011 Lolo Sinclair

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love...

Love,
unique and beautiful
when you find it.

Love,
pain and bitter
when someone hurts you.

Love,
innocent and pure
during your childhood.

Love,
strong and mature
when I open my heart
to yours!

Lolo Sinclair

Happy Valentine's Day to all!






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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cool hats!

Cute winter hats!

We recently moved to live in a cold area so we needed to have new and fun winter, warm hats.

I made one for my husband, one for my daughter and of course one for me.

Fleece seemed like a good choice of material since it is so soft and warm . They are really wonderful to wear in this cold NY winter weather.

My husband is crazy about robots "Mr. Robots" so I made his hat with a cute yellow robot applique. He loves it! Unfortunately some pictures are not so good because I was working on the hat at night!





My daughter is crazy about cats "Miss Kitty" so I made for her a blue cat hat. The design that I used to create the hat was her own cat design. She was thrilled to see her own drawing become a hat. Her classmates were amazed when they saw the cat hat at school! :))





For me I just made a monster, skeleton hat. I didn't have some white fleece to make the eyes so I had to use yellow. My skeleton turns into a funny monster!



Copyright © 2011 Lolo Sinclair


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Graffiti City...


This week I'm making new iPhone cases. They are my new unique designs. I'm still working on my new collection!

I'm crazy about buildings and this time I just wanted to create my own funky, unique, graffiti, comics designs. I had this idea for a long time but I didn't have the time to sit down to work on it!

They are my first building theme collection. During this week I will make more in different colors. I also want to create mini quilts with the same theme. But I'm not sure yet if I'm going to paint the background or I'm going to paint the buildings. Difficult decision! We will see! I love to experiment with new things and of course I enjoy to face new challenges so much.

Here are some photos about my process and materials as well. I used some corduroy, wool felt and left over fabric. Hope you like them!













Copyright © 2011 by Lolo Sinclair