Friday, August 28, 2015

A bunch o' finishes ... and some tomatoes :)

Here are some "use up that big stash of black and white scraps I have" zipper bags - I used teardrop beads from Ebay for the zipper pulls, and the one on the left has a bunny ring (also from Ebay) as an added treat :D  Sadly, I saw no evidence of stash reduction - I guess I need to keep sewing ;) 

 Here's how I used up some butterfly fabrics I had in stash - these bags measure 8.5x4.5x2.5" :)

 Strawberry bags made with some fabric scraps - they measure 11x4x3" and 8x3.5x3" :)
 A mishmash of use-up-fabrics boxy bags, these, like the previous bags, have been sent to Blue Hills.  Black and white measures 10.5x5x3", blue Disney print measures10.5x5x3", and the pink floral (which I recall was a remnant from Evelyns in Newmarket) measures 7x4x2.5" :)
 I think this was another remnant from Evelyns - my friend Nancy and I raid their remnant bin whenever we go to the store :)  Sometimes it's empty, much to our horror dismay!   To me, remnants and scraps are the jewels of the fabric world :)  These bags measure 7x3x2" and 11x4x3" (X 2 bags).

Tomatoes!  My lovely neighbour Maria has a garden in her back yard that is producing a LOT of beautiful veggies!  Here's a picture she sent me a week or so ago, of produce she picked in one day :D  She's an awesome cook - our family benefits from that as she sends over goodies (and produce!) on a regular basis :D

She called me today and told me to go look at (our shared) fence - this is what I saw when I went outside (couldn't resist a bit of photo editing, LOL) :)  She is the BEST neighbour! 

I have a new-to-me project to post when I can get some proper pictures outside - my trial run of a Bendy Bag by Lazy Girl Designs.  I was very intimidated by the instructions (they look very long and involved).  When I finally sat down to sew it, I realized it was no more difficult than doing a boxy bag like the ones above.  The awesome shape comes from some very creative - but simple - sewing steps :D  Can't wait to share it ... and to make more, lol.


  1. How do you find the wide range of zipper pulls? Love the tear drop ones and the little strawberries are perfect. You have been busy making zippies. Love the butterfly fabric and look forward to seeing the Bendy Bag.

  2. I love all of the pouches! They have to be one of my favorite things to make, just because they are usually so quick to make. I finally found some very small split rings to help my remember to add zipper pulls to my pouches.

    I'll be curious to see what you have to say about the Bendy Bag. I've seen picks of some of them sewn up but wasn't sure if I wanted to make them or not.

  3. You gotta start selling stuff! I can make the stuff and would still be tempted to buy your pouches.

  4. Fab pouches - you've been very busy! I'm off to follow the link x

  5. You are AMAZING - look at all the sewing you've done, I'm so impressed!!! What a lovely neighbor to have.


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