Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Bon Vivant" Purse

 This is a new purse pattern that I thought was unique in that it uses plastic canvas as part of the interfacing.  Now if you have been into crafts you probably have some of that plastic canvas hanging around, you know the stuff that was made into everything you could think of---notepad holders, flyswatter covers ,christmas ornaments, etc., etc.  You still see items made from it at craft shows.  That's the stuff you use to made the bag have some shape.  You also use "Decor Bond" interfacing. 
 Ellen Medlock, the designer of the pattern, also has the fabric. I used the blues with the matching striped gussets in the purse I made. It also comes in pink(shown in her pattern). I carry both the blue and pink patterned and fabrics with bolts of the matching stripes. I do not have the polka dot shown in the pattern below.

The pattern is $16.00 as it includes the silver clasp hardware.  The fabric is $13.00 a yard.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Bag-ology" - Mini Messenger Bag

 Excuse the poor quality pictures!  I went to take pictures of the girls handbags they made in class last night and my camera was dead.  My son happened to be home so I used his phone.   The phone probably takes better pictures than this but I wasn't used to using it so this is how they turned out.  I hope to have my camera ready and waiting next month.
I am starting a class called "Bag-ology" where  each month you make a different handbag.  You may come to just one class or you may come to them all.
 This month was the "Mini Messenger bag".  It is probably one of the easier patterns to use and I love their little trick to get the lining to fit in perfectly.
Next month we hope to make 2 purses.  The "Triangle Purse" and the "Zippy Strippy" pouch.  We will be meeting at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 17,2011.  Let me know if you would like to join in.  Details on "classes" page.

Monday, September 12, 2011

My newest pattern in the "Peek-a-Boo" series!

Here's my latest pattern "Peek-a-Boo Bunny" done in pink fabrics with the pink and brown minky border.  Pattern is $10.00.  Kits available for $52.50.  Backing in brown and pink dot minky is $25.00.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ethan's "Big Boy" Bed Quilt

 Ethan just turned 2 so it's time to move him to a "big boy" bed so the twins can each have their own crib.  He loves any kind of big equipment---dump trucks, tractors, diggers, car haulers you name it so I thought the quilt on the cover of "Those Crazy Kids" by Buggy Barn would work out great.  Lindsay (his Mom) picked out the primary colours to use in his room. 
 When they were home this weekend, he had to try it out. 

 There are several books by Buggy Barn using the "crazy" method.  Stack several pieces of fabric on top of each other.  Trace the pattern onto freezer paper.  Iron the pattern onto the top fabric.
 Cut the pattern apart not moving the pieces.  According to the pattern take the top fabric from certain sections and put it to the bottom.  Take other sections and put the top 2 pieces to the bottom.  Sew together.  Don't worry the book gives detailed instructions.  This was my second "crazy method" quilt.  If you are looking for something different they are fun to make!