Monday, October 27, 2014

Crimson & Clover Train Case...

Once again Sara of Sew Sweetness came up with an adorable bag (case) pattern....I couldn't wait to make it.
I have wanted such a case for a while... I jump right on it...I was picking out my fabrics before the printer was done printing the pattern....
As you can see...I decided to go with a wild retro red upholstery fabric....I love it !
The days may be gone when ladies carried their make-up in a train case but it is perfect for todays sewer...for her sewing supplies &  projects. Or for her make-up!

The pattern comes with 3 sizes ( small, medium & large) I made the medium version ( hope to make the small one since I think it would be adorable)
The medium is ...8" long x 5" tall x 6 deep...a good size case
I would classify this as an advanced pattern...it wasn't difficult but due to the piping, 2 way zipper and turning the whole thing you do need some bag making knowledge...or a lot of coffee !!

The lid has a zippered pocket in it...I decorated it with a few charms & labels ...I think a pincushion or needle book attached would also look cute  ....
The inside has tons of little pockets to fill with all your goodies...
I was feeling brave.....so I decide to use faux leather of the handle & piping.... I didn't cut the piping on the bias...the faux leather had enough stretch in it to go around the corners....no problem!
Sara also shows you a cool way to do the piping so you don't have a overlap seam....this was new for me.
  I didn't have a two way zipper, so I used two metal zippers and overlapped them in the middle...viola
The only changes I made to the pattern where ..... I made the handle opening closer together to accommodated for my fat little hands...and I added a old thin plastic cutting board to the bottom of the case for stability and feet to make it pretty. I also used two layers of headliner for the sides of the case ( one layer was a bit thin for my liking) I am sure if you use  Soft & stable as Sara recommends you don't have to double it up.

I really enjoyed making this case...I think its a must have for any sewer...a great Christmas gift !!


You can grab you copy here....happy sewing !!

Hugs,






Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Smiley.....


ahhhh I sure could use him today...heck I could use him everyday!!!!
Hugs,





Friday, October 24, 2014

Thank you....

I want to thank everyone for your lovely sweet condolences.

Even though some brought tears to my eyes...some made me smile...they all made me feel good that others understand how awful it is to lose a loved pet.
 I know with time the pain will subside...the house won't feel so quiet and I won't keep looking for him ....I just hope the time goes by fast.

As much as I loved all the comments and private emails...please forgive me for not replying to each one personally since I would just sit here and cry nonstop. I am sure you all understand.

But I did want you to know ...I appreciate it and thank you !!
Hugs,
P.S.... isn't he the prettiest Labbie...he was also the best Labbie !!!
....all Labbie Moms say that !

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Unbelievable...

...but its true.....yesterday Oma celebrated her 105th Birthday!!!!

 The Mayor congratulating her....

Hope I look half as good when I'm her age...Yes, I have to live that long...I have tons of fabric!


Hugs,




Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sad Sunday.....

early this morning I had to say goodbye to my best friend!

What will we do without you 
our precious furry friend??....
Part mischief, but a blessing
 and faithful till the end...

You looked us with eyes of love...
You never held a grudge...
You thought we were to wonderful to criticize or judge...

It seems your greatest joy in life 
was being close to us...
Whether walking in the park, playing ball or getting a belly rub...
you just gave unconditionally love....

I know you thought you were human...
We wish you were...
Because the world would be a nicer place 
if folks were more like you.

We had over 11 wonderful year together...
now we must part...
but you my friend will always have a place 
in our hearts!!

 We will greatly miss you Max !
  

Good-bye my friend !!

Wet nose kisses till we meet again!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

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