Over a MONTH!

Holy crap, it’s been over a month since I posted last and I don’t even have anything of my own to show you!

However, I did want to share with you another Michelle Patterns $5 Friday yummy!

How cute is this?! I think I have to add this bag to my collection!

If you’re interested in my real life — outside sewing — it’s going great! I’m walking anywhere from 3 to 6 dogs a day and sitting dogs almost every weekend, it’s fun to have a new pup come and live with us for a few days! All have been wonderful!

I’m dreadfully behind in my bee contributions and profusely apologize to my bee mates, I promise I’ll get back behind the sewing machine soon!

New Messenger Bag Pattern

I had a lot going on Friday, the tutorial for my quilted basket was featured by Sew Sisters (thank you!!), we drove to Quebec to hang out with my parents and wish my Dad a happy Father’s Day and Michelle Patterns released a sweet new Messenger Bag patternfor $5.00!!

I received notification for this bag just before we left, I didn’t want to miss out on the sale so I purchased it immediately. I have some great fabric just begging to be made into a great bag and I think this is it!

Thanks to everyone to visited Sew Sisters and entered their giveaway!

Happy Father’s Day!

 

I took the Kona Club Challenge!

Kona Club - September

When Sew Sisters invited me to take the Kona Club Challenge, I jumped at the chance! I was given a number of colour combination options and chose September which consisted of Citrus, Mulberry, Turquoise and Kumquat. Since my tutorial would be published in June, I thought these colours best represented the abundance of flowers blooming in my garden at that time.

Check out my tutorial for a simple quilted basket at Sew Sisters!

Sew Sisters: Quilted Basket Tutorial

Surprise Tutorial

cropTomorrow my super secret tutorial will be unveiled, all I can tell you is that it involves bright colours, a neutral  traditional and modern piecing, free motion quilting and some stitchin’ in the ditch!

Basic Wallet Patterns


This weekend the Basic Wallet pattern is saying goodbye and heading off into pattern retirement.  So this will be the last chance to order this pattern.  To make the final farewell extra special, an additional set of pieces to make a “Long Wallet” version of this pouch will be delivered with the pattern.
The Long Wallet is great for a phone, small set of keys, cards, and few other trinkets.  It is also perfect for a checkbook, pen, and stamps.  If you still need to use a few paper checks each month, the long wallet is a sweet place to store them.

The Basic Wallet pattern was really a first in a few different ways.  It was the first time these things showed up:

  • strategic cutting to ease bulk in the corners
  • a tip for sewing corners
  • a simple trick to keep pockets from gaping open
  • seam grading

The pattern and extra pieces have been combined into in a zip file that can be ordered here. If you already have this pattern, go to this blog post to find the extra pattern pieces.

I am alive, thank you so much for asking!! Admittedly I’ve lost my sewing mojo but have managed to finish my tutorial which will be released next week and I did finish my Simply Solids BOM, YAY! May’s block was selected by Shena of Apple Pie Patchwork and she has an interesting, fun way of making flying geese.

Alberta Triangle

Alberta Triangle

I won’t lie, I got the measurements screwed up TWICE and it wasn’t until Shena pointed it out that I finally got it! After I finished the block, I thought it looked a lot like the old CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) logo and others agreed. 😀