Some lazy summer reading got me inspired to sew some bags…
Yes you heard me BAGS…
Needed some more organising in my “going-to-classes-equipment.”…
Since I gave away the ones I had…
 
I also needed a new colour scheme…more bright and more PINK… 😉
 
Upcoming class (more of this later) with the writer of this book “Make It, Take it”
 
by Krista Hennebury … Got me started…
 
I wanted to make a bag to hold my cutting mat and my rulers…
The Ultimate Equipment Tote by Berene Campbell
Rulers are always tricky to transport safe when going to classes,
so I thought I would give it a try…
 
And I had so much fun sewing this one…
Hooray a pocket… 😉
 
and even more proud of me actually finish it too…
because making bags have always turned my head into something mushy!!
Don't know why..I use to give up before even coming halfways!
 
And I love it…
The front of the tote
The back of the tote

Just need to do the last steps…
to plan the inner pocket for my rulers…
Inner pocket of tote
 
Guess I can't screw up with that… Or???
 
And I didn't stop with this bag…
I made another one from the book…
A bag pattern made by Ayumi Takahashi
Lots of fun and …yes another bag was made…
In just one day…
that have never happened in my world!!
I love this one too… :)
 
Used some fabrics from Cotton and Steel
and a pink dotty fabric I bought when travelling to the USA from JoAnns…
And now I finally found the right use for it…
 
And this didn't even stop me in my bag making…
but more of this in another blogpost!
 
 

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The most amazing mail arrived this late summer…
From Pleasant Home… (Blog) Owner Jodi Nelson…(Instagram)
Pink magnetic 4″ Pin Bowl
 
Have been eyeing these magnetic Pin Bowls out for a long time
and now they actually stood on my doorstep…
Fast delivered and so well packed…
 
And when packing up it was a lot of oooh…. And ahhhh… :) :)
See for yourselves …
 
Isn't they gorgeous…
Had such a hard time choosing what colour,
because they come in a LOT of gorgeous colours …
Managed to narrow it down to a pink, grey and ocean blue colour scheme…
and I'm so pleased of how they look…
Jodi paints these and are now shipping all over the world…
and they are becoming quite popular…
have missed out on them several times.
 
And they work super duper…
Got my working space a little bit more organised…
and that is fantastic for a girl like me who always mislay all my stuff!!
 
Can't tell you how happy I am for these!!
Well done Jodi for such a great job on your clever little helpers!!
 
If you want some Ruler Pals for yourself…go here
And the Pin Bowls just recently got a new website
 

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How I wish it was summer and warm again…
But it's just to face the fact that leaves are falling and winter is coming …
SIGH!
 
This summer offered cold and windy weather, mixed with splashes of rain…
So most of the warm summer days was spent outside…
and for me it included secret sewing…
 
Bought myself a nice PINK little box to organise my applique stuff…
 
I have been annoyed with myself always losing needles, scissors and thimbles…
so with this one..I do hope it's going to be better..
 
My secret sewing was a pattern by April Rosenthal
The Dahlia pattern…
I did sew this one on machine and it was not hard
but not the easiest either…but FUN… :)
I think it turned out just wonderful…
 
Had fun again..trying to fussy cut some pieces…
making new holes in my fabric.. 😉
When finished… I needed to decide on quilting…
always such a BIG decision for me…
don't know why it always makes me want to put quilts away!
But this little one needed circular quilting…
and I just love how it turned out…
and it just got finished in time for my trip to Birmingham this year
and to be gifted to my lovely friend Shirley Sherratt ….
 
Was to take a photo of the quilt in Birmingham…
but my memory slipped as always!!
See you soon… :)
 
 

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