Monday, February 29, 2016

February was a dreary month!

Happy Leap Year Day!  With the grey weather, like so many others, I didn't get as much sewing done as I would like :D  I did get some nice finishes in, though :)

 Lips pouch - tutorial is here - I was just trying out the pattern and didn't bother to put the tab on the zipper ... which would have made the pouch look a lot nicer.  Nothing wrong with the tutorial - the problem was ME :D  Will do it properly next time, but this not-great finish will count as a new project for me (#6 in 52 in 16 :D), despite the fact that it isn't as nice as I hoped :D

Sorry about the pink background in this picture - I had to run out the door to go to a luncheon where the bag was The Gift, so I was in a hurry.  It's just a simple denim bag, lined with some pretty royal blue fabric.   It was sized to hold a specific gift, which I hope the recipient likes!

Here are a couple of beaded Retreat bags (without the frame).   You can't really see the beading in the top bag - it's clear seed beads attached to each bra where the cups meet.  Very low key :D

The orange one has more beading, but it's storming outside and I can't get a clear picture inside.  These are both going into my gift box for Christmas - and it's only February!  :)

Last, but not least because this one is my favourite of the finishes, a rocket zipper pouch :)   This (purchased, NAYY) pattern is by Filles a Maman :)  The window is vinyl so the recipient will be able to see whatever it is he tucks inside ... which will be a $20 bill since this is a gift for a young lad :)

Posting to the Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew ... and New to Me linky parties for February :)


  1. Happy Leap year day! I think your lips pouch looks fab! And the others are nice too. Have you kept count of all the pouches you've made? You must be well into the hundreds :)

  2. How cute is that rocket ship zippered pouch!!! I'm guessing you'll be making more of those.

  3. Fabulous pouches Sandra! I love the lips :)

  4. Oh how much fun!!! I love the lips but the rocket is fantastic!!! The vinyl is perfect! Glad to see you made it through the February Funk. The days here are getting longer and I am beginning to get energized again. Have a great day! Hugs, Mickie

  5. My mind is going to all kinds of bad places thinking about what could hang off that lip pouch zipper.

    Anyway, must get some of those pouches finished so that I can sew on the beads while on vacation. That will be great handwork for carrying.

    And that rocket is soo cute. I may have to break down and buy the pattern. No, wait, no boys around to appreciate it. Damn!

    Also--NO APOLOGIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED! We are lucky that you take the time to post photos at all. You are not getting paid for this blogging stuff. You don't have to post perfect photos. If it happens to work out, well, that's great, but you don't owe readers professional photos all the time. We are lucky to get to see the things you make at all! (Love that dark denim bag with the inside fabric contrasting so nicely--another idea that will be stolen--thank you.

  6. I want the rocket ship. Clear window to see inside - adorable.

  7. bwaaahahaha the lip purse is AWEsome! I love your whimsey... we're two (flamingo)birds of a feather. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'll have to return to see what silliness and fun you're up to! Keep in touch!
    Leeanna at not afraid of color

  8. Well for being a dreary month, you sure got a lot done! Love the lips - you need a zipper pull shaped like a chocolate candy. *G* The rocket ship is awesome!!!! The tall gift bag is lovely, did the recipient like the gift? What was in it?????

  9. that rocket ship pouch is brilliant!! I like the lips too, I think you're being too hard on yourself

  10. Cute pouches and the rocket one is awesome!


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