Friday, March 10, 2017

Additions to the Baby's Room


Just finished  some cushions made from the scraps,  and a few squares left over from the quilt.  The crib looked quite bare so I decided to make these.  Oh, I should mention, this is for my friend's grandson who is due to arrive within the week!!

And below is a picture I've painted!  I got the idea from Pinterest.   I googled templates from Google images. Lots of great ideas there for various projects.





And finally, the crib quilt!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Vintage Brimmed Bonnet

This is a Vintage Brimmed Bonnet I made for my niece's baby!  She's 11 months, and just adorable!

The back of the bonnet has a ribbon draw string, which is used to adjust the size of the bonnet.

Because they live on a blueberry farm in the Okanagan.  Ronda was looking for a bonnet  for her baby which she could wear when the sunny warm weather arrives.  (Just so you know, it snowed today!!)

This bonnet was very simple and quick to make!  If you are interested in making one similar, just click on the highlighted link above.

I attached the straps to the bonnet using Kam Snaps for safety reasons, and would highly recommend anyone else do the same!  Or...if you have any other suggestions, I would be happy to hear them...thank you.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Carry-It-All-Hipster Bag with Recessed Zipper




This is the Carry-It-All Hipster Bag with a recessed zipper.  The recessed zipper tutorial is not  finished yet.

The front of the bag has a long  zipper pocket across the front from one side to the other, as well as a smaller flap pocket.

The back has a large pocket, which extends from one side to the other, and it is a few inches shorter in height.  I added a tab for increased security as you can see in the picture.  I quite like the look..

The inside has an open pocket the width of the bag, and I divided it into two.  There's plenty of room, even though it's not a large bag.

On my previous bag I added small grommets or eyelets for the hooks to connect with, but on this one I used more expensive larger grommets.  Because of the cork being so thick, I was unable to move the grommets up further, so I ended up  unable to attach the hooks.   It meant again having to find even more gold hardware and order it.  By this time I was frustrated.    I then  ended up adding the strap itself through the hole and adding rivets.  It works well for me, but it was not my original plan by any means.

The express purpose of this Carry-All Hipster was to add a recessed zipper.  The piece is easy to create as well as simple to add to the bag.  I did get the zipper panels the correct length.  I really like this bag with this, rather than the flap.

The bag tutorial is not back on Craftsy yet, but it should be there in a bit.  I'm not sure whether or not I'll just give the measurements for the recessed zipper pieces and refer you to a You Tube video. They are really not that difficult to make.  I also have to include a mini tutorial for the back outer pocket tab.

Have a wonderful day!  We just had snow again yesterday, and although it feels cold now, the snow hasn't stayed.  Hopefully Spring is on the way...my favorite time of the year!!  Take care!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nautical Crib Quilt

I've been busy, but this time it's making a crib quilt!  Seems like it took forever!!  I sewed the binding on by hand, because I like the way it looks.  It took so long!!  Good thing I enjoy hand sewing!

The quilt is 52" x 32", made of 5" squares of various prints, and I used the white squares for the appliques.  This is my first time making appliques.  I searched on Google image and found loads of templates, so I made a few anchors, boats and baby whales.  I used a close zig zag stitch rather than the satin stitch. I think it's a matter of preference.  It was mine anyway.

I used Hobb's batting, and a blue cotton for the back.  A quilter at the fabric store suggested I use a grey thread for the quilting, as it wouldn't show too much on the back of blue, nor on the front.  It worked well.   I was concerned prior to this on how I would work this out, as I didn't want blue thread coming through to the front if the tension were to be out.  Problem solved!

I am happy to say it's finished, and I can now go back to finishing the recessed zipper tutorial.  I don't know about you, but the days just fly by!  Enjoy yours!!  Thank you for visiting!!

The crib quilt fit perfectly!  I was so pleased!!  I think I may make a firm pillow and maybe a little whale plush toy to go in the crib.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Patterns on Sale at Huffn' Cuff's



SALE!!



30% off all patterns today at Huff'n Cuff's Sewing Patterns.    They are all reasonably priced! 

Check them out ladies!!  Have a great day!

To those who are getting lots of snow...stay safe and warm!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

THE SARAH SATCHEL BAG



What a beauty!!  Here's a brand new, hot off the press, bag pattern by Katherine Everdina Fay of Huff n Cuffs.  The front slip pocket has a flap that is sewn between two seams on the front panel, it is held closed with a magnetic snap. The main panel closes with a snap lock, keeping all you essentials safe!. 

The back zippered pocket is perfect to hold those important items such as passport or phone  The bag also includes  an interior zipper pocket. This cute little bag has many areas to carry your essentials in when traveling or just going out to dinner! 

The interior is big enough to hold a NCW wallet,  a bottle of water, plus a few other small items, it sure has a big punch for such a little bag!!  The finished bag is 9 1/2" H x 10' W x 2 1/2" W.

The Sarah Satchel Bag pattern can be found on CRAFTSY!



Friday, December 23, 2016

Meet JODY!!


A new bag pattern has just been released, ladies!.  She's called JODY,  with a shoulder strap, which can easily be increased  to make a cross body bag. It is neither too big nor too small at 10"w x 8" high.  It has a inside slip pocket with card slots, and 1 zipper pocket.  The fabric you use is totally up to you...leather, vinyl, cotton???

 Included in the pattern are very clear and detailed instructions with lots of diagrams.  It also includes cutting labels for everything with dimensions on it, and drafted pattern pieces.

 A link to a video has been provided as well, where you can follow the designer, Anne, in creating the inside zip pocket!  Now, you can't simplify things much more than that!!

The skills level has been rated for a beginner, and the skill needed is topstitching! (which is not difficult),

The designer of  the Jody Bag  is Anne Verberckmoes of  Serial Bagmakers. The pattern can be found on CRAFTSY, for  a very reasonable price!

If you are wanting to see the bag up close, just click on the picture.  That should enlarge it!

Thank you, ladies!  Hope you will check out this pattern!  I found it one of the best I have ever seen.  The layout and information is right before you...no confusion as to what page....very easy to follow and understand.