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Happy New Year! You thought I’d slept in after a late night of carousing and forgot to post today’s giveaway? No way dudes, we have kids. We do NOTHING for New Year’s these days. I just accidentally auto-posted it for 16:00 instead of 6:00, heh, so it’s up a little late today; so I’ll just leave it open a little later tonight than usual. Anyway…Happy New Year and I hope you had a chance to have a wonderful celebration!!
On the eighth day of of Christmas, my true love gave to me…eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two…
One of the benefits of having two sisters is that I have two guinea pigs to test out purses. Both seesters have birthdays in August and September, so I made the Owl Mini-Bag for Kricket and since Elli (by the way, did you see that she’s giving away a new Stitch n’ Bitch book?) wanted a new Lickety Split I decided to make her a Mini-Bag too. She liked the red duck one I made for myself (it’s also shown below) so much I almost gave her that one, but I knew she would never turn down a bag with more pockets. So I did four pockets inside and outside, meaning it is completely reversible. I knew…
I am highly distractable. I am not the sort of person who plugs away at a project until I finish it before starting something new (unless someone is breathing down my neck) because while I’m working on one thing, I’ll look over at a piece of fabric that is just begging to be turned into another project and I’m onto something else. So while I DID putter a bit on the Bonsai Bag Pattern this week, I also spent an afternoon making a mini-Lickety Split Bag (one of my PDF sewing patterns; you can buy it here or up on the sidebar if you want/need it).
The fabric is Alexander Henry’s…
Hey, thanks for all the quilt love! You guys are so good at affirming my craftiness!
We had a couple of nice sunny days this week despite the coooooold weather. I took a few shots of my cozy sewing room which also doubles as a guest room. Here’s a vintage dresser from my parents with some of my craft/sewing/knitting books:
The Lickety Split Sewing Pattern PDF is now available for sale! Yaaaay!
This pattern is for the Lickety Split Bag previously featured here on my blog; it is reversible and can be easily sewn in just a few hours (or less!). It’s so versatile you’ll find yourself using it for everything: a book bag, shopping bag, stroller bag, diaper bag, and more! The four pockets are optional (and super-handy for keys, phones, or water bottles), and the adjustable tie strap allows you to get the perfect fit. It can be sewn on a regular machine or a serger.
YOU WILL NEED
- 1 yard of quilting cotton for each side of the bag (or less; the amount of
Some randomness today to prove I’m still here, puttering away…
New Book Alert: The folks responsible for “One Yard Wonders”, a compilation sewing book due out this October, finally released a cover shot and a peek at some projects on their FB page this week so you can hop over and have a look! I submitted a couple of patterns on a whim last fall, and it looks like at least one got in (the summer nighty, below). YAY! I’m extra pumped because it’s got 101 (!) projects in it. SO appealing to the Dutch girl in me. I’m very excited and proud to say I’m going to be “published!”
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