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, April 29, 2011

Spring Coasters

These are very sweet and unique...  Set of 6 spring coasters - made for a friend today.  Can be made in many colors, patterns or seasonal.  Another great hostess gift!  Set of 6 for $15.     

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Improved Pillowcase Dress!

 My girls are waiting patiently for warm weather to be able to wear their new dresses!  A modified version of the vintage Pillowcase Dress.  I used ribbon and bias tape for the ties.  So sweet...  When the weather finally cooperates in Chicago, I'll post a picture of the girls modeling them!  (The brown/green polka dot one is Megan's, which is a Swing Top, not a dress.)  These can be ordered and made in many fabrics!  Sizes 3 - 10.  Dresses and tops are $35.   


New Flour Sack Towels!

Just finished some towels for friends - turned out so cute!  Had to post!  These are GREAT hostess gifts...  $8 each or 2 for $15

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gumdrop Pillows

Gumdrop pillows are so fun!!  I can custom make them to match your decor.  I love these pillows/small ottomans.  Kids love them - and they add a little whimsy to a room.  This one is in my sunroom - claimed by my daughter Colleen :)  Perfect for lounging on...  Gumdrop pillows are $35.

Sweet Baby Blanket/Towel

My kids were given these as babies - and they still love using them.  I use a soft flannel print on one side and terry cloth on the other, so they can be used after a tub or as a blanket.  Very soft and cozy - and I love all the prints!  Versatile gift!  Blankets are $20. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wristlets & Keyfobs

I love Writstlets & Keyfobs!  They are so fun to make and I just love the fabrics... combinations of Sandi Henderson and Amy Butler fabrics shown.  Great gifts for girls for make-up or for use as a small purse.  I love them to throw in my tote bags when shopping.  Prices range from $15 - $20.  (Side note:  Willow House Zoe Organizing Bucket and French Wire Planters shown in display.) 

New Wristlets made for friends...

Appliqued Flour Sack Towels

This is a vintage-look flour sack kitchen towel appliqued with flowers and ric-rac.  I like to applique fruits and flowers - but I think the cutest feature about these towels is the applique fabric!  This is an Amy Butler fabric.  (Side Note:  Towel is hanging from the Willow House Market Bucket and Stand - perfect for spring entertaining!)  Towels are $8.

Sling Bag

The Sling Bag is an Amy Butler design - single strap, fully interfaced bag - perfect for a girl's dance bag, diaper bag or tote.  There are several pockets in the inside.  I love coming up with the fabric combinations for these - pictured are a few of my favorites.  Very functional bag!  I have these 2 available now...  Sling Bags are $45.

Library Tote

One of my first bag addictions...  I love this modified Sandi Henderson design!  She also has wonderful retro fabrics. One pocket on inside to hold a library card and money for fines :)  Great small bag for Mom or perfect tote for a young girl.  Interfaced, 18 inch straps and snap closure at top.  Can't get enough of these bags!  Library Totes are $25.

Market Totes in Oil Cloth

These are one of my favorites!!  Oil cloth inside and out... waterproof, wipeable - includes an inside pocket and 21 inch straps.  Generously sized and sturdy.  They're a throwback to a vintage tablecloth.  Perfect for the Farmers Market, the pool, the beach - you name it!  Several patterns available.  Market Totes are $35.  


Many of you know that my regular "uniform" at my house is jeans, a t-shirt and an apron!  I'm generally messy so I like to keep my clothes sort of clean...  Here is my version of an apron - using Heather Bailey fabrics (LOVE her designs and fabric quality!) - Nicey Jane collection.  Half apron, ties in bow in back.  I have a few available.  Great hostess gift!  Aprons range from $25 - $30.