I am so excited to be participating in the Prairie Sisters Farmhouse Fabric Tour. I love the connections I've made in the quilting community, and I was so pleased when I crossed paths with the talented Jina Barney. She asked if I would be willing to make some of my Olivias Baskets and Hello Pouches as samples out of her new fabric collection—Prairie Sisters by Poppie Cotton, which is a new fabric company started by her and Lori Wood Studios. I happily agreed, and got to sewing with these darling prints.
I made my Olivia's Baskets in all three sizes included in the pattern. Olivias Baskets is a great beginner pattern and a perfect match with these springtime prints. These Baskets are also reversible!
Side note: I am also hosting a Olivia's Baskets Sew along...
Welcome to the Wonderful Things Blog Tour. What an inspiration to see what so many have created with this beautiful collection of fabric. If you haven't had a chance to check out all that has been shared already, here is the full schedule. Stay tuned because there is more beauty coming your way through the end of August. Did you get a chance to see Sari's beautiful table runner from yesterday? If not, you must check it out!
Bonnie's collection for Art Gallery Fabrics will once again bring inspiration and beauty to your homes. The collection contains 20 beautiful cotton prints along with select prints in knits, voile, and canvas.
When I spotted the sweet floral border print, I knew I had to use it to make my Olivia's Basket Pattern. When I...
I have been the busiest I have ever been this "Quilt Market" season. I think I have sewn over 20 bags, and quilted many quilts. I always get so sad that I can't share until market it over. But luckily it is just around the corner.
Since I can't share all the lovely bags and fabrics I've been sewing with just yet. I wanted to show you a great new pattern from Patterns by Annie. It is called the Every Way Every Day Bag. This is a pretty great bag, it comes with a bunch of different ways to carry it. Included are the perfect length handles, backpack straps (that can be removed at the bottom and put in the pocket if you don't want to use them), a carrying strap, AND if that wasn't enough included in the pattern are some stroller straps.
The pattern also includes the instructions for a...
I am beyond excited to be releasing this pattern! It has been in the works for (dare I say it) years! I am so glad that I can finally set it free.
This bag made with one of my favorite products of all time, ByAnnie's Soft and Stable, that gives it great shape, and helps with ease of construct. I quilted straight lines on my striped fabric. And just to answer your questions now, the strap is made from a cotton fabric, and covered with a polypro strapping. It is not leather, but give the appearance of leather, (which I love!)
Includes a zippered pocket inside, to secure all your valuables. I love the opportunity to add a pop of color on the inside!
Also a back slip pocket for easy access.
It is available now as a PDF pattern that you can download. But don't worry, if you are a paper pattern...
I am so excited to finally share this pattern with you! It has been a long and exciting process to release my very first pattern, but it is at the printers as we speak and will be arriving very shortly. However, I didn't leave you hanging - the PDF version of this pattern will be available during my Cyber Monday special! You will also receive 20% off in my shop using the code CYBERMONDAY.
My Olivia's Baskets pattern is being released just before the arrival of my 2nd niece, Olivia. My oldest sister is due with her first baby in just over a week! Yippee! I crafted these sweet fabric baskets for her nursery. They are made with Soft and Stable, which offers a perfect construction, and, most importantly, a design that's safe for babies.
The baskets on the cover feature Lella Boutique's fabulous new line, Sugar Pie, that will be available in...
Hello!! I have been major absent from my blog for quite sometime. But I am excited to start a new beginning. This fall is a new beginning for so many things.. new HUSBAND, (I've been married just over 6 weeks now, the happiest of my life.) New apartment, new sewing space, new semester at school. I have many "new" things and hoping to make blogging regularly apart of all that is new. I am also a new "aunt" as I inherited many many nieces and nephews when I married my husband. I will also be be gaining 2 nieces this October and December from my own siblings. I thought I would share one of my most recent projects. The "One Hour Basket" has been a favorite for awhile now. I really love the simplicity and ease of this pattern. Of course its fabulous that its a FREE tutorial. (All...
So... if you haven't heard already, there is a lot of hype about this little bag! The Stash and Dash Bag is a pattern that Annie wrote for her 2nd Annual summer sew-a-long. It a fabulous pattern and even better... it's FREE for a limited time. So don't wait to snag a copy for yourself. (Until Oct. 1)I had so much fun making this bag and especially loved brushing up on some of the best bag making tips I've seen! They are all posted on Annie's blog. If you have never made one of Annie's patterns try out this one. Then go crazy with the rest of them. The tips presented in her blog series will help you become a #patternsbyannie master! Pictured above are some of the tools I used while making the Stash and Dash bag. These are bag making necessities in my opinion. I wouldn't be...
I was so excited the day that Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness asked me to be a guest pattern reviewer on her blog. She has organized a wonderful line up of purse pattern reviews for the whole month of October! If you are into making bags, you should definitely head over there and take a gander at all of the wonderful bag patterns that are out in the world. Aren't we lucky to exist with such creative people all around us.I chose to review one of Annie's patterns. Many of your know that I make many of her patterns. (I'm partially addicted to them, and Soft and Stable, and how can I forget her handbag zippers in 48 colors)!!So here are a few pictures of my Catch All Caddy! I enjoyed so much the chance to make this wonderful pattern. And I am so happy to fill it with all...