Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lickety Split Bag

Here's another project that's been in the works for a while. I used Made By Rae's Lickety Split Pattern. Instead of tying the handles together at the top, I decided to sew the handles together. It makes the bag a little longer and allows me to cross it over my body comfortably.

I really love the orange/yellow/brown fabric. My sister was the one who spotted it at Hobby Lobby. We had a hard time trying to find fabric to go with it. I also like the blue and figured they matched well enough to put them on the same bag.
I put one larger pocket on the outside of the bag and two smaller pockets inside. Granted it is a reversible bag, so there really isn't an inside and outside right? I figure I will use the orange fabric for the outside most of the time though.
It was a very simple pattern to follow and I like the bag. I would however like if the fabric were thicker (home decorator fabric) and perhaps include some interfacing to help give the bag more of a shape and support. Other than those two things I love the bag!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Birdie Sling Bag - Amy Butler

Remember THIS post? I finally got around to taking some pictures of the finished project.

You can slightly see the inside fabric. It's the same as the outer fabric of the bag I made for myself.I decided to make two bags since I had extra fabric. (You can only order fabric in increments of half a yard on One for me and one for my sister who is having a baby in another 2 weeks!! The top bag is for my sister and the lower bag is for myself.

I used the outer fabric of my sisters bag for the handles on mine. The inside is the same as the handles. I decided not to use the zig-zag stripes on my bag.

It was fun to make two different versions of this bag with putting different fabric in both places. I'm happy with how they both turned out.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Snack Bags

I've added another batch of snack bags to my Etsy Shop . I think my favorite fabric is the blue and white fabric (pictures directly below). Many of these bags match my reusable lunch bags, also in my shop.

These little bags can be used for more than just "snacks". You can throw your personal things inside one of these bags and toss inside your purse or hand bag.
They can keep your keys and phone together so they don't get lost in the bottom of your bag.
Here are the new additions! Find them HERE .

More fabric!

I used my 25% off (total purchase) coupon at Jo Anns this weekend. This home dec fabric was already 30% off - so it was a good deal!!

I'm excited for spring and summer colors :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Give away!

I have a few projects I need to take some pictures of before I post. But until then. . . . here's a great link to a giveaway!

I love reading Edeenut's Blog and seeing the fun projects she puts together. I love that she has a 2011 to do list! I want one of those! I have so many things I want to make but I need to sit down and write them out so I have something to be accountable for. 2011 to do list

Check out her blog and enter to win!! Give Away Link

Thursday, March 17, 2011


My baby was born March 9th! 20 in", 7 lbs!! We are so happy and relieved to have him here.

I have been a little preoccupied if you wondered were I have been. I guess it's time I start some projects for him now right???

I'll be back in a bit, don't worry. :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Why I love - New fabric post. . .

Finally! My order has arrived!! I was so happy when the UPS guy knocked on my door yesterday and delivered 5 cuts of fabric.
The top 2 cuts are fun Amy Butler cotton print. I have yet to determin what they will be used for.

The other cuts of fabric I'm planning on making Amy Butlers, Birdie Sling Bag . You may remember this post from ages ago. I still use the bag I made every week. However, I am ready for new fabric and second bag. I figured I'd try the original pattern since my friend let me borrow hers.
The second and third from the bottom are what I'm going to make the bag with. "What's the bottom black fabric," you might ask. Well I'll tell you.

I originally ordered this fabric to be the straps and top border. What I got in the mail was the black and white damask type fabric. Nope, it doesn't really match or go with the other two choices I picked.

I called's customer service and told them what I ordered (after going online to check that I did indeed order the correct fabric) and what I received in the mail. She looked up my order and saw that indeed they shipped me the wrong fabric. She said they would send my fabric the next day with no shipping cost to me AND she said to keep the 1.5 yards of black and white fabric for a future project or I could donate it to someone if I didn't want it.

Free Fabric! I can't argue with that. I really do love the black and white they sent, it just didn't go with my original fabric choices. Now I'm going to look for another fun bag pattern (or better yet make one of my own) to use the fabric. It totally made my day. What a great company that has great customer service!!