Welcome to Sweet Cherries!

Welcome to my blog dedicated to my sewing hobby, Sweet Cherries, and now some added recipes and goodies based on our family life & interests. This blog is an easy way for me to share... I love to sew for family, friends and home - it is my creative therapy. :) As I started sewing products, friends suggested I start selling my Hand Sewn Goodies. And so here is Sweet Cherries...

I sew Market/Tote Bags, Oil Cloth Bags, Cosmetic Bags, Kitchen Towels & Aprons, Home Decor… and special projects by request. There are also many great gift ideas on my blog!

NEW! My Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/SweetCherriesGoodies. You can purchase any items posted on Etsy directly through my shop. Go to www.Etsy.com/shop/SweetCherriesGoodies to make a purchase through Etsy.

Otherwise, TO PLACE AN ORDER FOR A SWEET CHERRIES PRODUCT: Please send me an e-mail to carriegraham5@sbcglobal.net or message on Facebook. I sell almost everything that I post - and I am happy to custom make any item that you see in a different fabric or color combination.

Welcome to Sweet Cherries!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Goodie Jars

These are old-fashioned sewing jars (made out of canning jars), but I made some thinking they could be a really cute teacher gift filled with goodies or a gift card.  OR if you have a crafty friend, fill it with buttons or craft-supplies.  It is a pin cushion on top but they look adorable without pins too!  Can be made in a variety of sizes.  These goodie jars are $7. 

Holiday Kitchen Towels

So I found a new vendor for wonderful flour sack and kitchen towels - the quality is excellent.  Decided to add a band of holiday fabric - as I'm getting into the holiday spirit!  These are a great hostess gift (tied in a bow with an ornament or your favorite kitchen soap) or for your own kitchen!  Holiday towels are $10 each. 

New Favorite Bag - Spice Market Tote

I love new projects and this bag is so fun.  It's a Market Tote made of designer fabrics - with several layers of interfacing/stabilizer so it's so sturdy.  Includes 2 interior pockets, a bottom panel and a snap closure is an option.  It can be filled with goodies for a gift or taken with you to the market!  One of my favorites...  The Market Totes are $45. 

iPad Cover/Case

My new favorite.... an iPad case!  So my husband buys an iPad "for me" and although I've probably used it the least among the 6 people in this house (including my 3 year old), I couldn't WAIT to make a case for it!  Total sewing geek...  Zipper at top, lined and padded - so cute.  Can be made in ANY fabric combinations.    iPad cases are $30. 

Oil Cloth Zipper Bags

A friend asked if I could make an oil cloth bag with a zipper...  so I did!  These are great for cosmetics, sunscreen or anything that could possibly get wet.  Just wipe clean.  I also included an optional handle on this one and it has a small interior pocket.  (Zipper size is 14 inches long.) The oil cloth zipper bags are $25.

Life wins over sewing. Been a little busy....

The JDRF Walk is done for 2011 - and now I'm back to reality, life and sewing!  We had such a wonderful day thanks to all the support of family and friends.  The kids had a blast...  I love this picture of Colleen and her hot cocoa. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cherry Picking!

Had to post these cute pics from our trips this summer!  Cherry & blueberry picking!  Simple joys of summer...

Need a unique gift?

 Call me if you need a gift - quickly!  I try to have a supply of cute & unique bags on hand.  All wrapped and ready-to-go!

Some new favorite fabrics...

I just love Heather Bailey fabrics...  gorgeous fun prints! 

Still in the Orange & Blue Spirit!

Check out these adorable bags in orange - a Library Tote and Sling Bags for a friend's daughters.  Love this fabric!  Library Totes are $25, Sling Bags are $45.  Perfect for fall activities!

For my Illini & Bears Fans!

Just finished these adorable orange & blue oil cloth bags - perfect for tailgating at ILLINI events (and Bears too, of course).  These bags can be wiped clean - and so durable.  Oil cloth bags are $35.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Check out these fabrics!!!

I love these Amy Butler fabrics that a friend chose for her daughters' dresses!  These can be dresses or tunic tops for an older girl...  They are a hit this summer!  $30

Placemats in Strawberries

Made these for a friend's lakehouse - perfect for summer entertaining!  Reversible and can be hosed off...  Can be made in all variations of oil cloth - fruits, floral, gingham, polka dots!  6 for $40 or 8 for $50.

Check out these Blues...

I love this fabric combination - a gorgeous Amy Butler line.  I have had a lot of fun this summer making fun products for friends out of these colors... the blues!  A beautiful sling bag and a variation on a 4th of July tunic - that can be worn throughout the summer.  Had to share!  Sling bags are $45.  Tunics are $30.

4th of July Dresses/Tops!

My daughters patiently waited for me to make their 4th of July dresses/tunic tops - and I finished just in time!  My son Sean is still waiting for his football pillow - I'll get to it someday :)  I'm very lucky to have such gorgeous models!  Not too late to make a summer tunic for your little one!  Dresses and tops are $30.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

4th of July Dresses/Tops

 My sweet Colleen in her Sweet Cherries 4th of July top!  This one is star print with red ribbon and red ric-rac.  So cute and cool for the holiday...  and I couldn't have a cuter model :) 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Oil Cloth Placemats!

One of my new favorite things (do I sound like Oprah???)...  Oil Cloth Placemats!  These are reversible - print on one side/gingham on the other (with coordinated stripe).  Oil cloth is vinyl - so these can be wiped clean or rinsed off.  Perfect for summer entertaining!  Can be made in variety of prints and colors. Placemats are $7 each (or 6 for $40).    (Pictures include some of my favorite Willow House products!)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Farmer's Market Totes (Oil Cloth)

Farmers' Markets are starting!  Pools are open...  Do you need a new bag?  My oil cloth market bags are perfect for both.  I have some great new fabrics - in floral and vintage fruits.  These bags are generous in size - 21 inches wide X 17 inches in height and include an interior pocket.  Here are a few I just finished!  Oil cloth bags are $35.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fabric is Art...

Just made a pillowcase dress out of this fabric for a friend's daughter...  Check out the pattern!  It's artwork...  I just love it!

Black Damask Vinyl/Oil Cloth Bag

A friend requested that I make an oil cloth bag in a black patterned fabric...  and here it is!  Black damask vinyl on exterior/polka-dot oil cloth interior.  It turned out very cute - and a more sophisticated alternative for a Farmers Market tote.  Vinyl-covered fabric bags are $40.  Oil cloth bags are $35.  

Monday, May 16, 2011

Storage/Display Solutions for Crafters & Sewers!

I had to post this!  I love my Willow House products for managing craft and sewing supplies.  As you can see - I have goodies on display in the Zoe Organizing Buckets and I use my French Wire Plant Holders for scissors, notions and scraps.  The products are so versatile.  If anyone is looking for a creative and beautiful way to store not-always-so-beautiful things, Willow House has the answer!  Check out my website at carriegraham.willowhouse.com. 

Baby Blanket (Flannel/Minky Fabrics)

I just love the two-sided blankets.  This one has flannel birdie fabric on one side and soft mint minky fabric on the other.  (Minky fabric is like a chenille.)  Great new baby gift!  The flannel/minky blankets are $25. 

New Vinyl-Covered Bags!

I just finished two of these cute vinyl-covered bags - whimsical print on exterior and polka dot interior.  Vinyl-covered fabric is similar to an oil cloth, so it's waterproof and can wiped clean.  Perfect for a pool or beach tote!  Vinyl-covered fabric bags are $40.  Oil cloth bags are $35. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Trio of Sling Bags (New Extended Strap Option!)

I just finished these 3 Sling Bags for a friend's daughters.  Upon request, I extended the strap so that the girls can wear them crossing in front - on their bikes this summer or going to dance class.  The bags have several interior pockets.   For the extended strap, I added some of the fabric from the front exterior... so cute!  Sling Bags are $45, with extended strap $50.