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!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Numbered Cousin Project!

I cannot claim credit for this idea - completely stolen from Martha Stewart!  At our annual Graham family trip to Wisconsin this summer, we bought the kids matching Old Navy $5 t-shirts and had the number of the cousin (all 18) printed on the back!  They were adorable and quite the hit on the night of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies!  And next year we need 20....  

5 of 18 on the dance floor!

My girls in their T's

My First Quilted Bag...

Never thought I'd have the patience to QUILT, but I had such a fun time making this bag.  Most of these fabrics are from Sandi Henderson/Michael Miller Meadowsweet - one of my very favorite collections.  They're fabrics I LOVE and had so many scraps of...  just had to be resourceful with them.  This is a library tote style - just a little big bigger.  A very fun project - with a one-of-a-kind finished product! 

Full Aprons

Most of my friends know, I am a HUGE apron fan...  I wear one all the time while working around my house.  Finally put together a pattern for one that I love!  Here a few samples of aprons made for friends.  What a great gift as we head into the holiday season!  

Days of Week Kitchen Towels (French)

My resourceful mother-n-law found this fabulous set of Days of Week Towels - in French! I added ruffles and they turned out so fun!  Great birthday gift for a dear friend this summer...

Back to school (and back to SEWING!)...

After buying a house, selling a house, packing, moving, unpacking - and having 4 kids home for summer vacation - I am back to my sewing machine and posting some projects!  I have had many requests for fall bags and gift items - and I am officially back to work.  Please send me a note if you are looking for a unique gift for a friend or new bag for yourself!  Below are some of the projects I have recently worked on...  So fun to be in a new creative space! 

Oil Cloth Gift Card/ID Holder 

New Fall Sling Bags