Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Smiley....

How are you going to spend your summer ?? 
Happy Sewing !

Friday, May 22, 2015

Where have I been???

I have no idea ??!
I can't believe I haven't posted in such a long time.

What have I been doing ???

I have been busy sewing up a storm testing patterns,...(can't show you pictures yet..but soon!)
But I can show you the pretty fabric I picked up the other day...
.... May's BOM is cut out & ready to sew...
I have also been busy planting in the garden ...
Hubby got a new ceramic grill and has been grilling up a storm....
rack of Ribs ...

and even Pizza...

We have also been trying to declutter the basement ....but we haven't been very successful ...instead I keep finding more fabrics!
I promise to catch up on some blogging after the long weekend...
...Hubby will be standing by the grill & I will be holding the liquids to put the fire out!
Somedays life is good! 
Happy Sewing !

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

May Day ...

may you dance the day away.....

if you have rain like we do anyways!!
Happy May Day!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Campfire Messenger Bag...

When I think of Campfires I think of denim & red check ...don't ask me why ..must be my early hippy days ??

So I decided to go with those colors for the Campfire Messenger Bag ( pattern by Noodlehead for March - Bag of the Month club )

(Machine Embroidery design is Official Rubber Stamps by Kreations by Kara)

The pattern is loaded with pockets...I especially like these folded ones on the front. I did topstitch along the folded edges so that the denim kept its crisp shape.
On the back is also a large drop in pocket
Inside are a few more slip pockets
This is not a very wide bag ...only 2.5" wide ...actually I find it a bit thin for a messenger bag but then again with all the other pockets you may not need a wider bag.?
The top closes with a recessed zipper or you can leave it open...I went for the zipper version.
 The bag was fun to sew, if I made it again I wouldn't use the snaps on the tabs I find it a bit of a pain to open & close but I think it looks cool ! ....I'd use Velcro or thumb catches like Marilyn of Shades of Bold did.
When my Hubby saw the finished bag...the first things he said was..."Why didn't you use the thumb catches, they'd be perfect for this bag?" ( don't you hate it when your Hubby is smarter then you are !?) Next time!
The bag went together fairly easily .... I would call it a normal size bag ( 9.5" x 11" x 2.5")
It was fun to sew, the instructions were well written, I only made a couple little changes.
I used denim for the exterior, cotton for interior, faux leather for tabs & straps but I only made them the double thickness not the 4 fold like in the instructions..the faux leather would of been way to thick to sew. I also used a 3mm headliner for the batting( just on the front & back). on to making Februarys bag ! 

Happy Sewing !
** I have linked up with RUMS #18/15


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