Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Convertible/Reversible Bag Tour and Giveaway

This is the 4th day of this great bag tour and by now, many of you have seen a variety of versions of this amazing bag. My version is below:

I had the privilege of testing this fabulous new bag a few weeks ago. It was a wonderful experience and the bag is really not difficult to make. It comes with labels to put on your fabric pieces as you cut them out, which makes it really easy to keep all the pieces straight, because this bag does have a lot of pieces.

Then you just need to read carefully and follow the directions step-by-step. Although you may wonder as you go along how it will all come together to create the 4 different looks, have no fear, it magically does it right at the end!

It is an amazing feat of fabric-engineering. The designer, Sarah Gido, worked diligently with us throughout the testing process, editing and clarifying to create a well-written pattern with lots of great diagrams. Thanks, Sarah, for the great experience!

My daughter and her family visited over the 4th of July and she loved the purse so much that it just walked home with her (I'll bet that many of you have that happen with daughters, friends and other relatives). Her favorite side is the burgundy and scroll side. She is having a great time using it and gets lots of complements.

Get your own pattern at 25% off through 8/2/2014 by clicking on the cozy nest link on the right side of my page. The code is bagtour.

Be sure to visit the other sites to see a number of different looks that were created from this one pattern.

Monday, July 28th
Maria of Mia's Creations 
Niki Stringer of Roonie Ranching 
Alyssa Carrion at Keep Calm & Carrion

Tuesday, July 29th 
Lynn Potts of PottsCrafty 
Marilyn Brandt at Shades of Bold

Wednesday, July 30th 
Vicky Myers of Vicky Myers Creations
Liz Schaffner at MOMENTS

Thursday, July 31st
Amy Macdonald with Friends Stitched Together 
Judith Clauss of Judith Stitches and More

Friday, August 1st 
Jonie Brooks with Knot Sew Normal 
Lorena Rey of my way of... 
Bethany Rapp with Sweet Bee Buzzings

To enter the giveaway, click on the link below!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A few of my older creations....

Quilted back

Made this one last year as part of a monthly contest for a Yahoo Group I belong to. Embroidery design and purse pattern were by Betty Falasca.

Tote done in 2012 for an elderly lady as part of a group sew-a-long. Similar to the Professional Tote.

Zippy Bag by Jen Giddens. Another one
I had the privilege to test sew. Great pattern. Two exterior zipper pockets are quite handy and a clever design feature.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Finished my 5 Pillowcase dresses


 Made these as part of a group sewing pillowcase dresses for Dress a Girl Around the World.

Made two in size 5, one each in sizes 6, 7, and 8. They were really easy and fun to do.