Monday, February 22, 2021

Haunted House Halloween Quilt

I made an enlarged version of a Shabby Fabrics table runner I had made last year, only I just enlarged the one end of the table runner to make it into a wall quilt.

I like this version and because it was larger, it was easier to applique the smaller pieces.

I see I forgot to add the button for the door, lol! I will go do that now. Funny how photos show things you can't see with your own eyes in person. Don't you like the coffin shaped door?

I blanket stitched around the ghost in glow-in-the-dark-thread.  It's cool to see when it's dark. I am not sure it would show up well in a photo in the dark? 

Not a cat on a hot tin roof, but a cat on a haunted house roof.

This quilt would have been done for last Halloween, but I just never got around to sewing on the binding. So now it's about 8 months early, lol!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Viewables Zip Pouches sizes M-XL

Moments by Liz has a new pattern that she calls Viewables. They are zipper pouches with a clear vinyl window and a expandable sides for the bulkier stuff you store inside to expand. It was the fact they do expand that sold me on buying this pattern. The pattern comes with cutting measurements for 5 sizes, plus 2 bonus sizes.

I made a medium size, a large size and 2 extra large sizes. I added longer straps on all, but the large and made one of the extra large size a bit differently to add a top handle instead. I just wanted to experiment a bit on one.

Here is the medium size I made in a knitting fabric print. I store my knitting needles in those pencil pouches with a clear window (the kind that fit in a binder notebook) and I made zipper pulls with the size of knitting needles that are in each pouch. I have circular and double pointed needles stored in those pouches, each pouch hold one size needle, but several of the same size. Well, one of the pouches I had the zipper wouldn't close anymore, so I thought this would be a perfect time to replace that pouch with a medium Viewable pouch. So I kept the number I made, and hooked it on the strap instead of the zipper pull. 

I have all of my clear window pouches that each hold a certain needle size standing on end inside my knitting bag from size 00-18, sort of like a file system.

As you can see I have several sets of size 10/6.00m double pointed needles and circular needles sorted inside this medium pouch.

This is the back of the medium.

Here it is empty.

Large size with side expanded.

Large size with fabric inside.

This is the large size and I made this pouch first. I added the little tab strap after taking these photos because I couldn't find it. Then I found it later and stitched it on. But I found the tab strap was too small for my liking, so I made longer straps on the others so I could grab them easier and hang them on a hook too.

The back of the large pouch. 

This is the extra large size, but I made this a bit different because I wanted to add a top carry handle and I had to sew this a bit differently because of that. 

This is the back side of the extra large.

Can you see how the sides expand to hold these skeins of yarn?

This is also an extra large size. I made the side strap longer than the pattern called for.

Here is the back side of the extra large.

Inside is my Kumihimo project.

The side shown here is expanded with my Kumihimo project inside.

The medium and large both fit inside the extra large bag. The other extra large bag is behind.

Medium, large fit inside the extra large bag.

I have a small piece of clear vinyl left and will see which of the smaller sizes it will work for and make another Viewable pouch. I really like these for project bags.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Hyacinth Cross Body Bag in Paris Print

Happy Valentine's Day!

I made this Hyacinth Cross Body Bag in a Paris canvas-type material. This is a pattern from Sew Sweetness, but I made several modifications to this one.

I reduced the size of the overall bag to 85%, but increased the size of the gusset, I added a zipper and slip pocket under the flap instead of adding a zippered coin pocket and credit card pockets, I added some rickrack to the top of the flap, a smaller slip pocket inside the bag, made the exterior water resistant by applying wax to the fabric, and added some touches like an Eiffel Tower charm to the zipper pull, a button to the zipper tab, a beaded zipper pull and charm to the front zipper pocket under the flap, a snap to the slip pocket under the flap and labels.

This bag measures 12" wide x 10 1/2" high x 3 1/2" deep at the widest part.

The bag has a flap, but above the flap is a zippered closure to the main section of the bag.

Handmade label.

Lift the flap up and under it you will gain easy access to a zippered pocket as well as a large slip pocket that closes with a snap. Perfect place for keys or phone or your shopping list.

The beaded zipper pull with Eiffel Tower charm is perfect for bags that have Paris theme fabric. The pink rickrack adds a bit of bling too.

The back of the bag has another zipper pocket. 

Inside the bag is a slip pocket with a divided pen pocket. Since I made the gusset wider, there is more room inside the bag too. This closes with a zipper to keep contents secure.

The zipper tab I added a cute button to.

If you would like to purchase this bag, email me. I invoice through PayPal.
Thanks for looking. This bag has SOLD.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Knitting Bag with Sheep Print

I made a bag with a sheep print that would make a great knitting bag. I did a lot of modifications on the basic Retreat Bag. One modification was to make the bag taller, so as to be able to fit more inside of it. 

This bag measures 13" high x 12" wide x 5 3/4" deep at sides.

The front has a slip pocket.

The back has a zipper pocket. The bag handle can be dropped for easy access to the zipper pocket.

For a fun bit of bling, I added a skein of yarn charm and a button that I sewed to the zipper tab end.

Another button sewn to the other zipper tab end. Both red buttons, this one in a polka dot and the button above is a gingham check.

Say ahhh. This bag opens so nice and wide and stays open due to the internal frame. There is a slip pocket one one side with a pen pocket. And another divided slip pocket on the opposite side as you can see closer in the next 2 photos below.

Purse on the bottom.

Let me know if you are interested in purchasing this bag and I will email you back with a price. Payment through PayPal. Email me and include your zip code, so that I can determine the shipping cost to your location. Thanks for looking. This bag has SOLD.

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