Thursday, May 7, 2015

Working Girl Laptop Bag

Here is another Working Girl Laptop Bag.  The pattern was designed by Anna of Charmed Liebling.   The bag looks sleepy...LOL!  It's leaning because I didn't "stuff" the bag before taking the pic.  I was in a hurry because I needed to get this bag in the mail.    
If you look closely at the above picture, it is a picture of the bag flap.  Instead of using piping, I used my ruffle foot to add thin ruffle around the edges. 
Here is a link to another Working Girl Laptop Bag I made.   

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Miss Miracle Bag

This is the Miss Miss Mabel bag pattern from Charmed Liebling.   Go to her blog to get info on where you can get this super cute bag pattern.
I love the retro style of this bag!  It's a very roomy bag, too.  
It has a zipper pocket on the bag back to keep keys, phone and or sunglasses handy.  

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Donna Bag

This is the Donna Bag.  The pattern is from Swoon Patterns.  It is the first pattern in the Vintage Subscription.  If you don't want to buy in to the entire subscription, you are able to purchase the patterns individually.  However, the subscription is a GREAT DEAL!!!  The Julie Bag was the second pattern released in this subscription. 

I added the zippered pocket on the back.  But followed the pattern for everything else.  There is a great slip pocket on the front and a zippered pocket inside as well as a zippered closure. 
This bag is such a cutie!  It is a smaller sized handbag....but not too small.  The handles, as made in the bag pictured, will not fit over a shoulder.  They are for holding by hand or over the arm only.  A longer strap could easily be added, if needed. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Julie Bag

Wow!  I have neglected my blog!  Yes, I guess I did fall off the face of the earth for a while.  YIKES!  I really haven't been able to sew or do any sort of crafts for awhile.  That does not make me a happy person.
Anyway, this bag is made with a new pattern from the fantastic Swoon Patterns!  This is the second bag from the Vintage Pattern Subscription.  Called the Julie Bag.  So, far I love these vintage bag patterns!  I just realized that I haven't posted the bag I made from the first pattern in the subscription.  I love that bag, too!

I made a few very slight changes...I added a magnetic snap closure and I glued in a piece of Pellon 70 to the bottom to help the bag keep its shape. 
Oh, ya I added the bow, too.  I'm still not certain on the's removable.
I'm in love with the shape of this bag.  So cute!  
The pattern was easy to follow and went together quickly.  The only part that gave me trouble were the handles.  Mine didn't want to cooperate.  One just flat out refused to play nice, but I forced it to work in the end.  ;)
Back of bag

Update:  Here is the Donna Bag (bag #1 of Swoon Patterns Vintage Subscription).

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 31

Today we have 3 challenges. 

The first challenge HYCCT1431A-Tilted Layers
We are challenged to create a card with one or more tilted layer. 

This was actually a quick card for me.  :)  Stamp:  Embossing Arts Co.-Baby and Bubbles, Die:  Sizzix-Bubbles

HYCCT1431B-The Fault In Our Stars

The creator of this challenge was inspired by the sweet an funny romance that transpired in the book The Fault In Our Stars. 
We are challenged to create a sweetly romantic card for someone to give to their significant other. 

I hand cut the scallops, punched the hearts out.  Then die cut the sentiment with Sizzix-Sunset Alphabet. 
HYCCT1431C-Another Year In The Books
For this challenge we are to be inspired by our favorite children's book.
I guess this isn't necessarily my favorite children's story book.  It was my son's when he was little...he is not so little any more.  He LOVED anything to do with fire trucks or fire men.  At school they had made paper "Sparky" hats.  We couldn't get him to take it off.  Eventually fell apart, so we had to make him one out of fabric.  Meanwhile,  I ordered him a Scholastic Book from School. I believe the book is called Fire Truck!  It is a storybook and song.  However, we only had the storybook. Here is a link.  To this day we still recite pieces of this book to him.  LOL! 
Supplies:  Stamps:  Cornish Heritage Farms-Text, Art Impressions-Hydrant
I guess that's all for Hope You Can Cling To for this year!  I can't believe I made it another year! 
Have a great night!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Day 30

Wow!  I can't believe we are almost done with the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges. 
Today's Challenge is to make beautiful cards to make spirits soar.  We are to use things that soar like birds, airplanes, butterflies, balloons, etc...

I opted for a quick easy Cricut card.  I used the Paper Pups Cartridge. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crimson and Clover Train Case

This is the Crimson and Clover Train Case designed by Sara from Sew Sweetness
I have a huge fascination with retro styled bags.  This case could be used for many things: make-up, toiletries, jewelry, toys, craft items, etc...
Here is the inside of the case.  I love all the pockets around the side and the big zip pocket on the lid.
I only made few changes to the bag.  I wasn't able to find a 32" zipper in the color was I was looking for.  However, I did mange to find a 30" zipper.  So, I made the bag tab piece a few inches longer. 
I used home d├ęcor fabric for the exterior fabric and quilt fabric for the inside.  For the lining pieces, I used SF-101.  In place of the Soft and Stable I used automotive headliner---I think that's what it is.  I bought it at Joann's.  I did use Peltex #70 on the inside of the top and bottom.  I felt it needed a little more stability for when items are inside the case.  It could be because of the larger size of the bag. 
This pattern comes in three sizes.  This is the largest size. 
Go visit to purchase this great train case pattern.