Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bag Giveaway

Here's a chance to win one of my bags. The Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is running a giveaway on one of my bags until January 5. Check out their blog for a chance to win to win my bag made with Amy Butler fabrics. Here's the bag in the giveaway.

Also, don't forget to check out my shop for my year end sale.

Monday, December 29, 2008

End of Year Sale

Well the holidays are finally over. It seems like so much work building up to them and it's over so quickly. I am back to work today but at least it's another short work week.
I am having an end of year sale in my shop until mid January. There are lots of items to choose from. I'm clearing out for some new items hopefully coming in January or sooner. There are only one of each item in the sale, so if you want it don't wait. Here is a sample of a few sale items.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Sewing

I had big plans for holiday gifts. I was going to sew baskets and fill them with aprons, potholders, coasters etc... for the females in my family. This just didn't happen this year. I thought I would post this tutorial for anyone who wants to try it. I found it on this blog from oh, fransson! which I read almost daily. Here is the tutorial. Let me know if you try it.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Presents

I have been trying to get some Christmas presents sewn between my bag orders. Most of them are for my 15 month old niece Chloe.
The first one I have finished is this Ella the Elephant made from a pattern by Melly and Me. This is the first pattern I've tried from them and I think it's the best pattern I have ever used. The directions were easy to follow and I made the whole project in a couple of hours. I used fabrics from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern line. I am very happy with how this turned out.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pretty Little Patchwork

This is another one of my new books. This is from the Pretty Little series from Lark books. I liked this one a lot more than Pretty Little Purses and Pouches but still wasn't thrilled with it. It has a good variety of patterns. There's stuff for the home such as coasters and potholders which I may try and the clutch on the front is pretty cute. There's also a great hat pattern but when I was reading through it, I think it was missing some steps. I'm going to check the designers website to see if there's any updates. I would say this book was worth the purchase. Not my favourite but still pretty good.