Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pirates Treasure Wallet Blog Tour

Today, I'm super excited to be a part of the Pirate's Treasure Wallet Blog Tour for FABulous Home Sewn. I had the pleasure of sewing up this fun little wallet for my five year old.

My son picked out this cute Japanese train and car print I've had in my stash for forever and this other gray fabric that I cut off the selvedge too long ago to remember what it is. 

This is THE perfect little boy's wallet, with 4 card slots, a see through ID pocket as well as a zippered pocket for change, 


The wallet is secured closed by velcro and it's got LOTS of places for little boys to store all their treasures.

As soon as I finished trimming the threads my little guy snatched it from me and started to stuff it with his "credit cards" pictures and money. I had to bribe him to let me take some pictures!

This was such a fun wallet to make, and it's a quick afternoon or evening project that could be completed by a beginner. It requires so little fabric, it's a great scrap buster and would be a great gift for any little guys in your life! Heck, I think with few adjustments it would be great for ANY guy in your life. You can head over to Crafty and get your copy here.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out the other awesome bloggers on the tour as well as entering in the giveaway!  

Check out the other awesome bloggers on the tour:

September 29

From a Box

Gracious Threads

September 30

Project Destash

October 1

Filles a Maman

October 2

Sew Very

October 3

Friends Stitched Together

Secretly Stitching

October 4

Lulu and Celeste

Made By Sara

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Coming Spring 2014

Things have been quiet around here lately, sorry about that! I just haven't been feeling up to a lot lately, because of this: 

I don't remember the first trimester being this rough last time. I guess it's really true that each one is different. Hopefully in the next month I'll get my energy back snd can make up for lost time. In the meantime I'll be spending a lot of evenings curled up on the couch pinning and doing some hand stitching.

Happy Sewing :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rockstar Bag

Sorry things have been so quiet around here lately! There's been a lot brewing and I will share soon, but for now, I am sharing my latest bag which is the Rockstar Bag by Sew Sweetness. I had the opportunity to test her newest pattern and like all of Sara's patterns, it's totally fab!

This bag is a medium sized handbag with plenty of room for all your essentials. On the exterior there is a zippered pocket and a snap pocket, and you have your choice of a shoulder strap or handles. It has a top zip to keep the contents secure and two interior zip pockets. 

The pattern has a LOT of pieces and it seems a bit daunting when you are cutting what seems like endless pieces (or maybe that's just me because I hate cutting fabric lol) but it was a relatively quick sew considering all the pieces. I used a print from Pat Bravo's Rock and Romance line, because it seemed appropriate. I'm planning to add some bling to that front pocket but didn't get around to it yet. I am thinking of adding some iron on nickel skulls to the flap but maybe that would be too much?

This was my first time attempting to use rivets and I can tell you, rivets and I are NOT friends. I tried and tried and could not get them, so what you see on my handle tabs are actually eyelets that covered the mistakes I made with the rivets. I got over confident after the 20th attempt in my practice fabric and thought I could do it and I was very upset thinking that I had just ruined this bag, but I don't think the eyelets look bad. We will just pretend they are rivets. I've since learned that the problem was not me but using a much too long post on the rivets so hopefully if I get brave enough to do them again we will get along much better. 

Head over to Sara's shop and pick up a copy of this pattern, you will not be disappointed!