Thursday, July 15, 2010


Here are two Pink Penguin patchwork baskets made from my stash of collected leftover fabric bin:

Squares of denim was used from my kids jeans and since the basket was made entirely of  leftovers, I didn't have enough fabric to make the matching handles.  Instead, I used a clothesline and doubled them up, similar to the canvas bucket blogged previously for my daughter's Teacher's Appreciation Day gift.

I think they turned out well! 

Monday, July 12, 2010


Remember my Tsunami Day Bags?  Well, someone saw them and made a "special order" for a maroon and black bag.  I forgot to ask if they wanted a regular size Hazel Hipster or a mini so I went ahead and made both.  Did the mini a little different with the front exterior fabrics:

Made some minor adjustments to the pattern and added a few hardwares such as D-rings, handle clasp and an adjustable buckle:

As you can see, it is a little over a foot in height which is perfect for those trips where you really don't need everything out of your day-to-day purse:

I had enough  fabric to make another regular size Hazel Hipster:

Handles are long enough to wear across the body where they can be adjusted as needed:

Can't wait to make me one of these!  They are so cute!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Here's a pattern I recently purchased from a local quilt shop called QUILT PASSIONS.  My daughter found this cute pattern called THE GLAM BAG and she chose her own fabric and embellishments.

This is actually my first GLAM BAG pattern and we had enough farbric for two which we reversed the lining and the exterior fabric for each:

The directions specifically stated a few instructions that I just rushed through.  Needless to say, the flaws were obvious....too much bulk in the zipper area that made the GLAM BAG not as porportioned as it should be.  So remember, read and follow directions to make it worth your time. But I don't think no one would notice this unless they look closely. 

The fat quarter it called for had enough for two glam bags plus this cute little cell phone holder.  Also made another from an up-cycled favorite T-shirt:

Added a hardware hook:

And it has cute little pockets in the back for earphone storage:

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I love bags, even re-usable shopping bags!  They are saving our landfills from being overstuffed w/more unecessary rubbish....Today, I am showing you a fabric shopping bag that I recently made.   This shopping market bag pattern was found here and it is so easy, so simple and so cute!

Again, here's the local favorite PALAKA fabric, red on the outside and blue on the inside.  Heavy interfacing was used to accommodate those heavy gallons of milk my family go thru week after week.  Best of all, it folds up very nicely in my tote bag.

Thanks, Michelle for making the pattern available for FREE!  Visit her wonderful tutorial and make more shopping bags!