I don't know about you, but when I saw this line of fabric from Quilting Treasures,
my heart skipped a beat!
Yes, it was hard to find, but well worth the search for sure!
I seem to be in an "old as new" frame of mind recently.
Maybe it's those dreams of making this old body new again!
But I realized that ship has sailed!
So next is best.
I've long be captivated by these dish washing tab containers from bulk food places like Costco and Sam's Club.
They are such great containers...
and a nice size for a little trash can in my sewing room!
A perfect place to show off those adorable ladies!
Did Madame Samm not just announce a ruffle blog hop recently?
Hey Samm, does this count?
Oh never mind, I know the answer already!
In the interest of sharing everything, the good the bad and the ugly, I must admit, that once it was done, I was a little disappointed in myself for not backing my piece before putting it on the bucket.
I did not want to line it, since it was a trash can. It would make it too hard to get all the little strings and things out, but I am not wild about seeing thru it once it was done.
Oh well, I guess I really don't spend a lot of time staring into my trash can anyway!
But it's a good lesson for next time!
Next up was to re-dress a wooden doll that was in my sewing room.
My little pin cushion helper so to say.
These little 2 foot tall girls were the mainstay of my crafting career. I can't begin to tell you how many I made over the years. All I know is, I curled raffia hair with a curling iron for hours on end and burned out at least 10 of the darn things over the years! LOL!
I still had some of this delicious fabric left,
so it was time to take it out of the sewing room.
I love these Professional Totes.
Here is a link to the pattern from The Creative Thimble
So many have asked...
So many cool pockets and these great snug up side pockets that are perfect for so many things.
Like water bottles!
I travel with them all the time, and the travel strap on the back slides right over the handle on your luggage. Makes it a breeze to get thru the airport with.
My favorite part of these bags, are all the compartments and zipper pockets.
They are so hard to show once the bag is made...
The photos below show the compartments in the center as your putting it together.
If you have never made one, this looks very strange, I know. Trust me,
when it gets stitched into the side seams it all makes perfect sense.
Key clips, and pen pocket
Cell phone or camera holder!
Really they have thought of everything in this bag and it's all secure with zippers and velcro.
WHEW, this post is long! So glad you stuck with me thru it all.
Give a way time.
Snap tape bags!
Just one more thing I did with this great fabric...
How'd you like to win one of them?
They area a big 14"x17", perfect for all those projects you might need to tote.
Just leave me a comment, and I will be picking 1 winner on Feb 6th.
(sorry, the rest of em have been spoken for)
A big thanks to Madame Samm and Carla, for a fun filled couple of weeks. These are my fellow bloggers anxiously waiting to share their creations with you today. Make sure you drop in and say "hey"! :-)