Friday, July 31, 2015

Helen Shoulder Bag - New PDF Pattern

S.O.T.A.K  HANDMADE has just released this new pdf  pattern called the helen shoulder bag.

The bag is 12.5" wide x 12" tall x 3" deep.

This beautiful bag can be found  HERE.  Check it out ladies!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015



 This bag has been posted for quite some time on the internet, but I really like it.  I wanted to share it with anyone who hasn't seen it!   It's a medium sized bag.  I added a inside zipper pocket. A zipper closure on the top would be great as well.  It was easy & quick to make!  Check out this Phobe Bag Tutorial at Artsy-Crafty Babe!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Baby Stroller Quilt

Here's the "just completed" baby stroller quilt for my neighbor's baby!  I really enjoyed making it.

 It was recommended by our instructor not to use a striped fabric for the backing, but I had already purchased it, and liked it so much.  I decided to use it anyway.  Knowing that it could possibly shift, I quilted down the center  to secure the fabric.  It worked as the stripes are all straight on the backing.  Not that the lines lines up on the two sides..just a bit out! ; )

This is the first time I've done sashing.  I didn't do it as directed either.  I used one long piece on each side, as I had already sewn the rows together when I realized my mistake.  I'm not sure whether that is acceptable in the quilting world, but it worked this time.  I couldn't imagine taking the rows apart to add one small strip to each end of the rows.

This quilting course was offered on Craftsy, called  PIECE PATCH QUILT, Basic Quilt Making Skills.  You can find it right HERE.  As are all the Craftsy courses, this is an excellent one
.Good idea to keep your fingers away from the needle when using a walking foot.  I found out the hard way.  I was daydreaming while sewing straight lines, and somehow my finger got under the needle. The needle went through my nail and the side of my finger!  Yikes!  I've never done that before and hope never to do it again!  It all happened so quickly!!  I had just changed the needle!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Couldn't Resist Posting This Free Tutorial

I'm honestly taking a break, but I saw this beautiful bag!  Don't you just love it?  The patchwork is amazing as well as the fabric. Look at the size.!  This is a FREE tutorial!

You can find it at Tilda's World or  A Spoonful of Sugar.

Okay,  officially back on my break!  : )


Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Doesn't this look inviting?  I wish!!  I've decided to take a 2 week vacation from blogging.

I will, however, continue to be available for any questions/inquiries regarding my tutorials on Craftsy.  If you haven't seen them, they can be found right HERE

Have a great summer!  See you later!