Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Foxy Loxy

Not the best pic but had to share. This cuty is finally finished. I'll give more pattern details later. Now off to the day job!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pattern buying

Key Chain Clutch, originally uploaded by MandyMade.

One day I would love to be making my own patterns, when I get the time!! In the mean time I'm quite happy to buy patterns from some very talented people. One of those is Michelle from Michelle Patterns. She always has a pattern for something I need at the time. I could list many others! This key chain clutch has been a perfect gift for many people.

Most of her patterns are quick to make and all are very easy to follow, perfect for the beginner but also the advanced.

Lucky for me she's having a $5 sale this weekend, there are still a few for me to get. I like to keep them for the perfect moment.

Here is the link if you would like to make too michellepatterns

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mini grocery bags

I'm a sucker for a pre cut. No idea why. Maybe it's not wanting to stand in a cutting cue. So I have heaps of fat quarters sitting in my stash with no real intended purpose. I'm trying to do a bit of stash busting. So it got me thinking. What could I make with an entire fat quarter. They are mainly little girl prints. I have 2 boys!! I'm going to be making grocery bags for my next market so I thought I'd see if I could make one of the smallest size. Not quite. But I could make a mini bag instead, for the mini shopper. So I downsized the pattern (I'll give measurements when they are finished). Looks like I'll get the outside bag and handles plus I could make a little zip purse too. Done! So I spent a lovely Sunday with the rotery cutter, cut up 10 fat quarters and nearly used all my calico which I'll use for lining. Not a bad way to spend a quiet Sunday.

If you want to make a grocery bag too click on the Michelle Patterns button in my side bar. If you do I'd love to see them.

How do you use up your stash?

All cut up

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