Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Plus quilt plus a pillow

Had enough of bags yet? No, neither have I. But today, I'll show you a fun nursery set I custom made for someone. She was going for gender neutral and also wanting to compliment some wall paper that she was using for the nursery. We worked together via Pinterest and came up with a lovely, modern plus quilt set:


I completely adore the color combination and plan to make another one *just because* it's so pretty :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hybrid Sewing

In my last post I mentioned what a big fan I am of Noodlehead bag patterns. I've sewn so many of them that I decided I'd try to merge two of them together! The Go Anywhere Bag is my favorite and I really wanted to use this beautiful KOI plus fabric for it, but I didn't want to cover up the fabric with the big pockets, so I decided to make a version similar to the Poolside tote, which really highlights one fabric. It's a hybrid bag!
 
 

 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Back to Blogging

It's been what, about 6 months since my last blog post and honestly I thought I had abandoned it for all intents and purposes. But then, spring and a rebirth of creative motivation happened.
 
And this:
 


I had dinner with Anna Graham of Noodlehead. I've been testing patterns for Anna since 2011 (four years?! gasp), and it's no secret that her bag patterns are my favorite. I make several Go Anywhere Bags per year!

Anna was here in Vermont teaching a workshop for a local quilt-and-yarn shop, Nido, and I was lucky enough to take her out for dinner one of the evenings she was here. We had a nice time talking creative and getting to know each other outside of the sewing world. She convinced me to keep blogging, and keeping in touch with this great supportive community we have.

Get ready for her new book, being released later this month. Handmade Style promises to have some innovative and beautiful new projects:

http://www.amazon.com/Handmade-Style-Must-Have-Basics-Stitch/dp/1940655064

And check back here every now and again - I'm aiming to post about once a week, with some great projects I worked on over the winter, and ways for you to get sewing too.