A Custom Order

I was honored to receive a custom order request back in December from my friend Paula. She wanted a zippered bag in a reddish colorway from my shop to give to her BFF. For you fabric enthusiasts, I used some Deer Valley fabrics by Joel Dewberry, some Good Folks fabrics by Anna Maria Horner, and a solid by Amy Butler.

Here’s the front side:

Here’s the back side, which is different from the front side:

For this one, I added a bigger inside pocket:

What a privilege to make a gift for someone’s BFF! Thanks, Paula. (I’m glad to hear she loved it!)

These bags are so handy to carry your sewing notions to the quilting meeting or to the couch, to carry your wallet and cell phone out for dinner or shopping, to use as a traveling makeup bag, or to carry your camera on a hiking trip. I made another one in case there’s another taker out there!

New Patchwork Bags for the Shop

I have been sewing more products lately to add to my shop.

I finished two more laptop bags similar to the one that I’m going to keep because I love it so much.

Patchwork Laptop BagIt has a zipper pocket on the inside so you can store your charger cord or other secret things you want to carry with you.

Laptop Bag-zippered pocketOne of these bags measures 14″ by 15.5″ wide, which will fit a laptop with a 13″ screen.

The other other laptop bag measures 13″ by 16″, which will fit a laptop with a 15″ screen.

15" laptop in bagBoth of these laptop bags are made from home decor-weight fabric, making them more sturdy to hold your computer.

I also made a couple of patchwork zippered bags from these same lovely fabrics.

Patchwork Pencil CaseThese zippered bags can be used to carry pens and pencils, art supplies, even makeup brushes. They measure about 5-inches tall by 11-inches wide.

Inside of Pencil Case

Stop by the shop to check things out! I will be adding more new products and gifts ideas for the upcoming holidays.

Cutting Into It

I can’t believe I am cutting into my chocolate lollipop fabric stash again.  These are some of my favorite fabrics so I have been saving/cherishing them.  I made a few things last year, including a set of pillow covers, a purse, a lunch bag with a vinyl lining, and a market bag.  This weekend, I pulled out a pile of scraps and made this zippered bag.

chocolate lollipop bagI love how it turned out!  It’s so girly and fun.  I even got a compliment the other night from my design teacher. (Thanks, Lisa!)

front side of choc loll bag

Here’s a shot of the inside, where I added a little pocket:

inside of choc loll bagI added a handle which clips to the zipper pull on a key ring. 

the handle

This bag was even more fun than the last one I made because I winged it more with this one. I didn’t follow one set pattern but instead made my own shape and size (8 inches X 9 inches), and added a few features I wanted in one bag. I am working on a couple fabric yo-yos to embellish the front.

Here’s a preview of what I’m working on next:

layout of chocolate lollipop quiltMore cutting into the chocolate lollipop stash! I’m not following anyone else’s pattern on this one either, nor following any quilting rules or guidelines.  Just piecing the way I feel like it.

I’m thinking about adding pink sashing in between each row, and I am planning to add light pink and dark pink borders around the patchwork.  It’s going to be a very girly quilt, exactly what I want it to be!  I’m so glad I finally cut into my stash to make a few more treasures.