Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Poppy Pouch

This is a fun one to do. Get some happy fabric and enjoy. It comes in 3 sizes and here is the large one. I chose the large one to hold all my cosmetics that I leave on the bathroom sink. Not any more. No more mascara, combs, or blush on the bathroom sink.. They are all in Poppy Pouch. Yes, I'll be making more of these just in a smaller size to carry in my purse. It sits on it's base. Has gussets so your insides won't fall out and it's sturdy on the sides to not be floppy. So, here is poppy.
Before she got filled up.
After being filled up.
and happy as a clam. Measures: Base 8.5” x 4.5”, width 10.5”, Height 6.5” Designed by Tanglewebb designs

Monday, February 22, 2016

Harriet Sew-A-Long

Completed today by adding the rivets to the handles and there she is.
This was a great way to work along with people from everywhere. All doing the same project. At peace. I love tapestry fabric and the contrasting vinyl. Learned again about linings. This one has a great solid bottom and oh, I forgot to take a picture of that. (them) Here is the side (s) that open up to give you more room for that bottle of water.
These were way fun to put in. They have a little curve to them for cuteness. There is an inside pocket, of course for that loose change.
Really felt one with this bag. Some fabrics just have great energy and you work well with them and some I've struggled with. She measures. 10” tall 12.5” wide (at bottom) 4.5” deep Tote your day to day items inside this adaptable mid-sized bag. Featuring two side zippers, it quickly converts from a rounded everyday purse to a spacious tote. A top closure flap keeps your belongings secure. A zippered pocket offers added storage for your cell phone or other frequently used accessories

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Welcome Sunday

This is Sunday. It is by RLR creations. It is a fun bag to make. I always learn something in my sewing. I think that is why I continue doing each. Each brings a learning lesson, Lesson in reading, lesson in understanding directions, lesson in interlinings, lesson in measurements
, lesson in fabric manipulation, lessons, every time you start. So, I am to read, and read and underline, print out the directions, and most of all, not think I know where it's going.. Love Sunday. Made with Tula Pink Fabric, Eden. and she has feet also.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Brandt's Boulevard completed

I was going to go step by step but the steps were easy so I kept going. Here is the completion of my Brandt's Boulevard from the Sew-a-Long. It's a very nice pattern. I wanted something to hold my iPhone and not spill out all the goods. Well with an iPhone it has to be a a certain size so cain't go smaller. My friend Velma alway runs with her wristlet, now I have one I like and will use. It's compact and cozy. Thanks the ChrisW for the great pattern. And Rachel for hosting the sew-a-long. She has a cell phone pouch, a zipper pouch for your loose change, and 5 card slots. Because really you don't need 12 card slots.and a slip pocket for the sales slips. A cool place for your I.D. where I have the Subway Card. And a wristlet strap you can take on or leave off. I love it. I enjoyed this one.
the fabric colors and the hardware to bring on the bling.. Size approx. size when closed: 18.4cm W X 10.8cm H X 2.2cm D (7 ¼” W X 4 1/4” H X 7/8” D) open
Love it. ;)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Just waiting on the hardware

Now we wait for the Tongue lock to come. I think I should order another one because I may have ordered brass. I kinda don't think it's going to go but we shall see. it might add that pop of color I need.. Hardware doesn't have to matchy match, it's all good and pretty.

Beads and Such

I tell you, everything I make has cost involved. I wonder if there will be a day when I can make something and not need something to finish it.. it's either, zippers, elastic, the right fabric, the right interface or something.. Sewing costs.. So today, I'm going to write down my schedule of how this wallet is to come together. Last night I also cut out the pattern for another sew a long that Starts on the 17th.. I figure, it will probably go like this one so first step, get the pattern.. Check... print pattern.....check. Cut out the pattern....check.. make sure you have all the pieces.....check.. start laying out the pattern pieces according to fabric, then interface and lining.. Every bag always has these 3 elements to have structure and elegance.. Today, I will fuse those bag pieces and probably just go ahead, against my better judgement to keep just cutting out bags, but Might as well.. Will post that next bags fabric in a moment.. On to steps 3 and 4 of Brandt's Boulevard.. Chow Baby.. Nameste..

Monday, February 8, 2016

Brandt's Boulevard Sew-A-long

What's a sew-a-long. people that are making the same item from all over making the same item within a certain amount of time. This one happens to be 2 weeks. You can go faster or slower if you want. Since this is my first one I'm going the speed they are going so as not to miss a thing and to be in a group. More Great energy in the Atmosphere. The pattern is by ChrisW So far so good. Her are my pieces that are going into this beauty. When you see handmade, maybe you'l think twice and say,, it's worth it..

Pretty in Purple

Hi all, I have been busy making other purses, things that make me smile. Doing a lot of reading every day. Keeping the *dome* active. The fabric is wonderful to look at, try to match up, see what pops and what drops.. Here is what I have. It's a Blue Calla back pack that you can use as a pocketbook or as a backpack. I find this great when I go shopping for my fabric, I can be hands free and touch fabric and as they say, Audition fabric.. That's when I lay a few fabrics on each other and see who has a conversation with each other.. Lol. No wonder I can be in a shop for hours, listening to fabric speak...lol.
I loved working with these 3 fabrics. Yes, they speak to each other, don't you think?
the purse is Width: 13 inches Height: 14 inches Depth: 2.5 inches