Monday, November 24, 2014

Tudor Bag

Once again Sara of Sew Sweetness...has a new pattern out! The Tudor bag!!
This pattern is for a "confident beginner" but I think they have to be very confident.
The pattern is easy to sew!!!!...the only part I could see that a beginner might have trouble with is the top zipper closure...thus the very confident beginner!
If you use the magnet closer a confident beginner would have no problem with the pattern!

Don't get me wrong...the setting of a top zipper closure is way easier then you would think and Sara has LOTS of pictures to help you through the steps ! I really believe anyone that can sew and read can do it...just follow the steps and you'll have no problem....the question is if you trust yourself to make that jump...I say.... go for it !!
 As you can see...I decide to use this BRIGHT wild "Berlin" linen fabric I had...for some reason the pattern called for it! I accented it with red Faux leather.
and a super bright yellow cotton for the lining...
 I know the bag colors are a real contrast to the ones I have made lately but I let the pattern dictate which fabric I will use...also the gloomy weather outside said I needed Bright!!   Bright it is !

......the bag is a good size ...34cm  x 32cm x 12cm ( 13-1/2” long x 12-1/2” tall x 5” deep )....  it has an accented front zipper, cool triangle sides, tabs for an optional shoulder strap and an accent bottom...which was way easier to set then I thought (due to Sara's great pictures! ).  Inner has a large pocket on each side ( I only added one)

The instructions are loaded with tons of pictures & easy to follow! 
You can find the pattern *here*
Makes great Christmas gifts as sews up rather quickly!
Don't forget to have a look at all the other testers...great examples!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Smiley....

Don't you just love winter!!!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving ....

to my American friends ....


Monday, November 17, 2014


 I can't believe my little "red train case" has been nominated as one of the last 22 finalists in the Purse Palooza Contest!

I am so excited !!
From over 250 entries I made it to the last 22 !
I don't even care if I don't win ... I am happy to have been picked to this point! ( actually there are a couple I like even better then my own...shhh, don't tell anyone I said that)

If you like my red train case ...please go vote of me...If you like another one better...I won't mind!
...just vote that someone can be very happy to win!!



50% off sale......

Sarah at Cosy Nest Designs is have a 50% sale on all her pattens till November 20th !!
Now would be a perfect time to pop over and pick up a pattern or two .....

Wouldn't these Sweet Treats Gift Bags make great Christmas gifts??!!
P.S: I have sewn 3 of her patterns to date and love them all!..."Convertible / Reversible Bag",  "One Trip upstairs Basket"  & "Spectrum Tote".

Sunday, November 16, 2014


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