Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Smiley....

I can't believe another week has gone by & I haven't blogged...Sorry guys!!!
Life is a bit crazy here, Omas funeral, my FIL that I help care for, is in the hospital again,( he'll be OK) , spring cleaning in garden ( I like this stuff) ...custom orders, sewing classes, & testing patterns to boot....hasn't left me much time for blogging...Hope it catch up a bit next week ..
Miss ya all !! 
Happy Sewing

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Smiley....

Time to get into shape for summer! 
Happy Sunday!

P.S: Sorry I have been neglecting my blog ...but we have had such beautiful spring weather that I just had to spend the time outside !

Monday, April 6, 2015

Petal Pocket Tote...WINNERS!!!

First off I want to thank Sarah of Cozy Nest Designs for making this Giveaway Possible !! 
Thank you Sarah!!!
Next, I want to thank everyone for their lovely comments & for entering the Giveaway!
Sorry if I didn't reply to everyone ( I had intended to ) but I never expected so many entries....
This is the most entries I have had in a giveaway!!!
Unfortunately the Easter Bunny kept me hopping & away from the computer.

On to the good stuff...I know you all want to know who won!??... to keep things fair...I had removed any duplicate comments so that everyone had 1 chance to win ....  the 3 lucky winners of the
" Petal Pockets" Purse, Tote & Cosmetic Bag Pattern are ......
#16 ....Angelika
Ein wunderschönes Muster, und meine Lieblingsblumen sind Duftrosen.
LG Angelika

My favourite flower is the frangipani. I absolutely love this petal set!!
I've been admiring this pattern for a while, my favourite flowers are tulips which is why I like this pattern so much.
Congratulations to the lucky winners!!!
For those of you that didn't have luck this time...don't forget the pattern is on Sale... 50% off till April hop over & get your copy!!
Happy Sewing!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter....

May your Easter holiday be filled with chocolate, more chocolate & even a bit more chocolate !!
Enjoy it before your hubby finds it!!!
*an old one but a good one! 

Happy Easter !!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring is in the air...& GIVEAWAY!!!!

and what better way to celebrate it then with a new tote...isn't this tote perfect for spring, it reminds me of tulips!  Since I love red tulips it had to be!
I had bought this red & white fabric from Ikea last month and when I saw the pattern I knew right away it would be perfect for the tote. I also had some red linen in my stash...the bias tape is actually a charcoal gray but looks black in the photos.

The pattern is called Petal Pockets Tote by Cozy Nest Designs  

The pattern comes in two sizes & a little cosmetic bag...
Purse ..16"W (top) , 8.5" (base) x 12.5" H x 2.5" D
Tote ..20"W(top), 12" (base) x 16" H x 4"D
Cometic bag ..9"W x 6" H

I made the tote size, since I wanted a nice big tote for shopping.
What really caught my eye...aside from the cool shape, was the hidden pockets....
Along the arch of the petal is a zipper pocket to it is a slip pocket
The backside of the bag is the same, giving it a total of 4 pockets ! I decided to omit the zipper on the backside and have 2 slip pocket instead...I love it, this way I don't have to dig around in the tote of my cell phone or keys..they have their own pockets!
The handles were also a first for me ...2 sided with bias tape. I hate to admit it but they were way easier than I expected...actually sewing the whole bag was way easier then I expected.!
Another cool feature its ...its reversible !! Turn it inside out and a whole new look is born !
The tote is a good size ...I probably could fit a baby in there or a day of fabric shopping!
I love all the details on the bag
I just love the design of the bag...simple but eye catching!
The bag was easier to sew then I had expected, even all that bias tape wasn't a problem...The instructions are well written with lots of diagrams. It sews up fairly quickly. The only thing I did different was I made the bottom red strip wider by 1" then tapered the sides in to match it. The instructions say to use a heavy weight interfacing ( since I didn't have any) I used thermolam ( Bodenvlies) because the fabric is linen /deco weight it stands up on its own but next time I would use a heavy interfacing on the red part ( like the pattern says) for extra hold.

Now comes the best part...
Sarah has generously donated not 1 but 3 patterns !!!
That means you have 3 chances to win the pattern !!
There will be 3 lucky winners!!

If you would like to win this pattern ...just leave a comment...
... What is your favorite spring flower ??
I will make this a quick giveaway....I will pick the names on Easter Sunday & post them on Easter Monday! 
Good Luck!!!

In case you can't wait to make you own purse or can find the pattern at Craftsy ....and its on sale for 50% off..but hurry its only on sale for a few weeks!
Happy Sewing
I almost forgot...since I had a bit of bias tape left over...I decided to make the little cosmetic case...can you say Super cute!!!

P.S. I have linked up with TT-Taschen und Täschchen

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Smiley...

This one is for all the Hubby's out there!!

Happy Sewing!


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