Creativebug-Spoonflower contest








My fabric for Honey Tea arrived and it has been fun to compare it with my fabric print outs, and think about things I would like to change before I order some more. You can find the entire collection here. Spoonflower and Creativebug are currently running a contest for a fabric designed as part of the Creativebug fabric design series. Since Jessee and I designed our lines as a direct result of being inspired by the video series we each decided to each enter one of our design. You can go and vote for any of your favorites here. There are prizes for the ten top fabrics in this contest so its quite exciting!
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As you can see Jessee’s fabrics came out so beautifully! I ordered one of the tea cup bugs for a special project and can’t wait for it to arrive.

Just Two Words Project: Bugs & Teacups







My friend Jessee and I have each been following along with Creativebug’s fabric design course. Creativebug is $4.95 a month, but I used the code Micheals to get a free two month trial so I could check it out first (I believe this code was only good until 3/22 but check online because their might be something else current). I love the way the series is filmed, and it’s been such an interesting look into the world of fabric design. Jessee and I decided to start challenging each other every week or so with a new theme. This is kind of like the Spoonflower contest themes, but no set deadline. In an effort to draw more we decided with this challenge we should each spend time drawing, then scan and work with our sketches online. Week one was bugs and teacups and there may have been some email exchanges saying things like “ugh I hate these tea cups!” but it felt so great to push ourselves. I printed out pages yesterday with colors and to check on scale. Next up I’ll be ordering some Spoonflower proofs, and I am excited to see what Jessee has come up with.

February’s Bag Of The Month


February’s bag of the month all sewn up in my toy fabric. This bag was called The Hyacinth Bag, and was a smaller cross body type of bag. Although I liked the interesting flap feature on this bag, from the bag description- One of the main features of the bag is that underneath the flap is space to store credit cards and cash in the zippered pocket. I thought it might be handy for, say, if you were going to a quilt show (maybe QuiltCon) and needed to quickly take out cash to pay for all of your fabric purchases.
I found myself not using the feature for an everyday bag. I like to keep everything in my wallet because I change purses so often, so if I made this bag again I would just add a few zippered sections under the pouch instead. Ive already started on my March bag, I am just waiting on some hardware to arrive so I can finish it up.

Bento Box






I made a fabric bento box, using my bento box fabric. I used a pattern from the book Stash Happy: Patchwork by Cynthia Shaffer. Lark books had posted the project for free online here. I made a few changes to the pattern by lengthening the handles and not adding a patchwork flap. I am planning to use it to store bento supplies. I tried it out with some of my washi tape, markers, and little wrapped candy, it holds quite a bit more then I expected.
I think it would make such a cute gift for someone filled with your favorite asian candies like Pocky, Matcha Kit Kat , or my favorite Konpeito
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