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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!

Halloween Shopping Bag

You might recall a few years ago when I was looking for a good Halloween puzzle with gorgeous old fashion images, and didn’t have much luck that I decided to make one of my own. Well soon after I uploaded the puzzle image to Spoonflower (not to make any sort of seamless repeat) but just to print out so i could use it on some personal projects. Well I made myself a Halloween shopping bag, and hope to use the last of the fabric to make myself a Halloween purse. I actually have lofty plans to make myself 2-3 different Halloween purses that I can rotate during the month of September & October but we shall see how that goes! For now I am happy to have finished this shopping bag with plenty of time to spare!

Halloween Fabric



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.

Kittyloaf




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.
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 are done!
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.

Another Purse


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I’ve been trying to create all sorts of things out of the fabric I have been designing, but I always seem to want a new purse. When I was trying to decide if I wanted to find a pattern to use or not, nothing really stood out to me. So I decided to just wing it and make up a purse pattern of my own. My ideal purse always has at least one front pocket for tossing in my keys and cell phone. Otherwise I am forever rooting around in the big pocket trying to find them.
You can see all the coordinating fabrics in this collection here.