Halloween Mini Swap

The second instagram swap I signed up for was a Halloween mini swap. I love Halloween so this was right up my alley. I decided to use english paper piecing and focus on fabric that had a vintage look, since my partner said she liked vintage Halloween. Again right up my alley! I sewed up one of my Halloween bunting from Spoonflower, some of my mini treat bags, and of course had to include some candy & Halloween legos in the mix.

Free Swatch Day

It’s free swatch day over at Spoonflower!! Spoonflower will be having a Free Swatch Day featuring Poly Crepe de Chine starting at 12:00 noon Eastern Time. I forgot to even ever post about the technicolor Halloween fabric collection I made, so this seems a good time to do that! I’m dreaming of sewing myself up a couple of dresses. One covered in candy and one with bats. You can see all my fabrics here.

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.