Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just a little something...

Here's a little something I put together over the course of a few naps this afternoon. There are probably 100 other things I should have been doing, but it was really nice to just sit & sew for a while.

I used this free pattern from Keyka Lou - the Dumpling Zip Pouch.

Keyka Lou dumpling pouch

Isn't it cute?! It's relatively easy, and I can definitely see more of these in my future.

Keyka Lou dumpling pouch

I'm not 100% sure how true to size it is compared to the pattern because we have no ink in our printer, so I traced the pattern from my netbook screen. I love that there is only one pattern piece, and only four pieces to cut out (including the interfacing)! If you used a decor weight fabric, you could probably skip a piece of interfacing.

Keyka Lou dumpling pouch

Keyka Lou dumpling pouch

Keyka Lou dumpling pouch

Until next time...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIP Wednesday #28

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Unfortunately, I haven't much time for sewing, but I have gotten a few things done over the past few weeks.

One thing I haven't gotten to is Cooper's quilt (it's weird not calling it Goose's Quilt!), so it's still sitting with just a few of the over 600 circles quilted.

Postage Stamp quilting

I've gotten a few things made for myself that make this mommy life a little easier. One is this padded piece for the car seat handle. It's basically just a mini quilt (think mug rug size), but I used four layers of batting.


The shape looks all funny now, but that's because it's been wrapped around the seat handle for a month.


I bound it with ribbon I had on hand, which worked pretty well. I just wrapped it around the edge & sewed both sides down at once. The top side looks pretty nice, but I got in a hurry towards the end & it got messed up a bit on the back side.


I did manage to finish up a nursing cover as well, using the same green fabric.

I also finally managed to finish up my August blocks for the String Me Along Bee. They were much easier than I expected, so I feel even worse about putting them off so long.


Now I'm working on September's block for Sharon. She asked for something made with half square triangles. I've gotten the triangles all sewn together, now I just have to figure out how I want to put it all together.


I'm also still working on a crochet blanket, but I haven't had much time for it lately. One of these days I need to get a picture of it!

And of course, saving the best for last, I can't leave without sharing this:

Make sure you head over to Freshly Pieced to see what everybody else has been up to this week.

Until next time...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blossom Bag - Checking In

Hi everyone! Sara here, checking in for the Style Stitches Sew Along! How are the Blossom Bags coming?? I've seen several of them popping up on Flickr in the past week, including this version from Katy. I love the contrasting straps!

I've been using my bag for a couple of weeks now, and I must not have done a good job tacking the dividers to the side of the bag, because they've already come undone on one side. Oops! I haven't had time to sew them back in, so for now I've been adjusting the sides every time I open and close the bag. I remember having quite a difficult time tacking them in the first place, and I know it's due to the bulk of the bag (plus I did use corduroy for my interior, so heavy+).

Don't forget to finish your bag by the end of the month and link it up here to be entered into a random drawing for a yummy fabric prize!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Style Stitches Sew Along - Blossom Bag

Hi everyone! I am Sara from Sew Sweetness, filling in for Bree while she takes care of her beautiful baby boy! For the month of September, our assignment is the Blossom Bag! Even if you don't have the book, you will still be able to join along, as this pattern is also available as a free download from Sew Mama Sew!

This was the pattern that I was most looking forward to in the book. It is just so cool, I don't know how Amy Butler could possibly top it (but I'm sure she will)!

I finished my bag up last night, and was so excited with how it turned out! I am already thinking about what fabric to use for my next one! Check out my pattern review here!

I also wanted to leave you with some Blossom Bag inspiration to help you along!

1. Blossom Handbag, 2. DSCI0807, 3. Amy Butler Blossom Purse, 4. Amy Butler Blossom Shoulder Bag