Monday, May 30, 2011

Bags are in the house!!!

I'm proud to announce that my Market Totes are officially 'In Store'.

These tote bags are perfect for that trip to the produce markets . . .  to be filled with lots of yummy healthy winter goodies - fresh vegetable and herbs!!! Or a simple trip to the store for your necessities.

They are a fabulous multipurpose tote.  I have two and find them so handy for everything.  Take a look and visit my Etsy Store if you would like to purchase one for yourself.






Fun and adorable!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Quilting

Quite a few of my hours last night were spent sewing my quilt panels together. . . . while listening to some of my favourite tunes of course.  This piece is just the centre and im yet to decide what im putting around the outside and in what pattern.  That requires another trip to spot light!!



Super happy with its progress . . .

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Flush zip pockets

Today I decided to step my sewing up a notch and work on mastering the flush zip pocket.   I'm so glad I gave this a go because it really isn't that hard at all.  Once you have got the technique down pat . . . . just think of how you can use this.  I'm already integrating it into my new bag designs.  Every technique I learn brings me closer to my dream of my own design line.







If you want to learn this technique, you can find it in Lisa Lam's book The Bag Making Bible.  Along with many other beauties . . . .


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bags of bags

Here's just a sneak peek at the beginning's of some new bags coming to my sale list....





before starting my next run of bags, I played with a little project and made myself a new grocery bag.  It was lots of fun and will definately come in handy!





 now hanging in my kitchen!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Block Quilt

I'm so excited I have finally started my very first quilt!!!  I'm starting with a basic block quilt with some of my favourite fabrics I have here at home - however, a trip to spotlight is inevitable . . . . i'm running out lol.

I decided when I started this quilt to not use a pattern and go with my creative imagination . . . whatever comes to mind is what I will make.  It may be simple or it may not . . . but i'm going to roll with it and see what comes about!

So far I have made up three blocks and joined them up to create a panel.  I'm planning on joining it with a panel of the same design however they will sit opposite to each other.  I will have to show you what I mean when I have sewn that section together.

This is what I have so far . . .

I'm loving the centrepiece for this panel

This is the first panel I put together




















































The colours of this panel the complement the centre so well!


























And just last night I put these panels together, joined with a simple floral fabric.  So all up the centre of my quilt will consist of two of these long panels, with much more to come.  I am yet to decide whether im going to add a piece down the middle of them or simple sew them together as is.  Time will tell . . . .





Till next time . . . . Happy Sewing!!!




Wednesday, May 18, 2011

yet another knitting bag

It's cute ....it's convenient . . . it's one of my mini tote bags! 


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tribute to my Millie



There has been so many changes in my world lately and due to that I must admit that there hasnt been alot of humming coming from my sewing room. A couple of days ago I met the difficult challenge of rehoming my beautiful dog Millie. It was such a hard thing to do . . . I just love her so much and I miss her enormously. I will soon be back at work full time and leaving her in the yard alone day after day is not right for her. Thankfully the universe provided the most beautiful family for her to be loved by and to love.

But it doesn't stop my tears . . . .



A tribute to my beautiful girl . . . . I miss you so much baby!!



You are forever in my heart . . . and I will never forget you x