Lectures and Workshops

Sunday, November 19, 2017

revisiting the dainty tote

Some patterns are just so outstanding that I revisit them again and again. The Dainty Tote, a free tutorial by my friend Three Owls Handmade is one of those patterns. I've made at least a half dozen of these, for project bags for friends, tote swaps and now as a dolly diaper bag for the little girl I chose on our church's angel tree....
I used a mishmash of fabrics I had on hand, and I think this will be just perfect for her to carry dolly's goodies in.
One of my favorite features of this tote is the recessed zipper panel, which goes in easily for all of you zipper-phobes! I always add a little zipper charm from Bodobo Bags, my friend Natalie's shop. She has a great selection & they are the perfect finishing touch on all of my bags.

I whipped this little bag up in a day (no easy feat when I am still sewing with my left foot & hobbling about the house with a walker! Ha!). Do you have a young friend who needs a dolly diaper bag this Christmas?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

tiny plants 2

Last night we swapped minis at McKinney Modern Quilt Guild. The minis were to be an inspiration for our partner's creative space. I was happy to see that my partner, Lyssa, has lots of plants in her sewing space! I decided to do a variation on my Tiny Plants pattern and add the word create, at her request.
Lyssa's colors are blue & purple so I pulled some from my stash and I really love the way it turned out. I hope she enjoys it in her space!
And look what I received from Loide!
She sure hit the nail on the head! I love everything about this.... the word, the colors, fabric choices, EVERYTHING! I can't wait to hang it in my space. Thanks Loide!