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!!
#15...Mokki
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 15th...so 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 .....red 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 ...next 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 tote...you 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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