I thought I would share a few of the bags I made this Summer that were gifts for other people. I created the first little bag to hold white elephant gifts for a crafternoon, and the second was made using the sew together bag pattern
. I can’t wait to make another one!
You can find my sewing fabric collection over on Spoonflower
, and if you’ve ever made something with one of my fabrics, wallpapers, or decals I would love to see!
With Halloween being one of my most favorite holidays, I needed to spend some time working on some festive fabrics. I decided to draw up a bunch of old vintage style cardboard cats, and cannot wait for the proofs to arrive. I even made a Halloween quilt cheater fabric (and am working on a second one) I’ll be sure to post more once I have the fabric samples in hand.
You know those hair brained ideas that just come to you, in the middle of the night, or while you’re driving you car on a long winding road? Well that is exactly how these kitty loaf cozies were born. One morning around 4am I woke up and the idea just came to me for a sewn bread cozy that looked like a cat…a kittyloaf.
The cat position referred to when a cat lays down with with all four paws tucked underneath the body; the position that resembles a loaf of bread.
My husband woke up a little too as I was rolling over in bed with this new idea rattling around and I made sure to tell him so I wouldn’t forget (I do this all the time). Then soon after I got to work using measurements I found online for bread, and voila my kittyloaf cozies
The mama cat fits nicely over a loaf of bread, and the kittens work well for small leftover bags of bread, or homemade mini loaves. I think it would make a lovely gift to bake a mini loaf in a pan you want to give (around the holidays Michael’s Craft has cute mini loaf pans for $1 each) then cover your bread with some plastic wrap, pop a kitten over it and tie a bow around his stomach up onto his back! I’ve actually been thinking of creating a whole new fabric with just kittens for this very purpose, and then I could fit a few more colors too. Thoughts?
I’m finishing up a little tutorial on how to sew them up, I used a iron on interfacing inside my cats and lining to make them very nice and sturdy indeed.
It may be Summer, but that of course means it is time for me to get all my Halloween projects going! Working on some cookies that I’ve been thinking about. I thought a Halloween cookie fabric would be kind of fun and different. Still experimenting with it for now.
This week’s Spoonflower contest was to create a set of four coordinating fabrics based on sewing notions. I had so much fun working on these fabrics! If you’d like to vote for your favorites you can find all the entries here
And if your interested in making something with my fabrics you can find them here