Sunday, December 10, 2017

Advent Giveaways ...

Today is the 2nd Advent so on my Facebook group I am giving away 2 of my patterns ( your choice) winner will be picked tomorrow after I've had my coffee!LOL


On the 3rd Advent, I will give away 3 patterns and on the 4th Advent 4 patterns.

Come on over and join in on the fun!!
 Click *here*

Happy Sewing !!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jade...a freebie !!

A lot has been going on for the last few months, and I have to admit my blog has been totally neglected....but I wanted you to know that I have a "Nikolaus Day" gift for everyone ...!
the Jade pattern is free!!
Jade is a medium-sized bag with a recessed zipper closure. The interior sits neatly within the bag - no "saggy lining", it has a zipper pocket, slip pocket and a pleated pocket, what more could a girl want?

You will learn how to sew a two-fabric strap and a professional zipper pocket with no zipper tape showing.
This fast, easy pattern can be made with cotton, denim, decorator fabrics, cork or faux leather. 

Jade is perfect to showcase your designer prints, 
machine embroidery or weaving designs.

 For a Confident Beginner to Intermediate Sewer

Finished Size: 
12“ W x 10 ½“ H x 4 ½“ D

I wanted this pattern to be simple enough for a confident beginner but still fun enough for an experienced sewer so I had a whole new group of beginner testers mixed in with experienced ones. 

I have to admit I learned a lot from the beginners, they were great and willing to learn. They even had some great suggestion.  We all had some fun but no more large testing groups for me!! Otherwise, I will need to buy a lot more Baileys to get through the testing period!!LOL

Jade may be a simple bag but look at all the wonderful things you can do to her !!

(Not to show any favoritism, I am listing them in alphabetical order.)

Andrea Führer did a beautiful basket weave design on the front of her Jade ( the weave designs are also available in my Craftsy shop - *here*
Who wouldn't love this fun sneaker fabric that Angie Kaczikowski McGuire used? 
Bernice Grimble outdid herself with doing weave designs on both sides (instructions for these weave design will be coming out later this week).
Cheryl Fetters Beason machine quilted her faux leather to give her Jade a special look.
There is no stopping Christine Davis of Bags of Bags of Style, she always comes up with something special...she did not let me down this time either !!
Look at her beautiful Jades.
Love the weaving
Claret M. Belle said she learned so many things sewing this bag. Look a the beautiful job she did.

Dawn Ellis used this lovely bright fabric for her Jade.
This was a first for Deborah Bress and I think she did a lovely job!
Helen Louise Lightly went with the classy black faux leather look with a touch of hot pink! 
Love it!
 Janet Cain of Cain Sewing Designs went for a more fun festive Mardi Gras look!
I love how Judy Broadhurst made hers out of denim and added a lovely pieced stripe on the front and back. 

 Isn't this Jade so pretty and dainty It's made out of linen by Kim Lawton Zeigler.
I just love how Liezel van Schalkwyk combined denim, faux leather, and a machine embroidery design! Love the polka dots.
 
Lyndsey Mclean got creative with doing reversed applique on her bag.
...she couldn’t stop, so she make a second one out it cork ....love the reversed appliqué elephant! 

Maria Varquez always does the prettiest wave quilting on her bags!  I wish could do that!  
Isn't this owl fabric cool?? Great job Pamela Vaughan
 I would have never thought of using a black/white strip for the interior but I have to admit I really like !! Great idea Rashida Juzer of No3 Quilt Studio. 

Shawn Walling Meinung made one side of her bag faux leather and the other side cotton, what a fun idea! She even went out to tea with her Jade !  

I just love this fabric that Tânia Silva of  Tania Fabrics used.  Reminds me of a beautiful Monet painting! Would you believe this is her first bag !! Impressive!!  
Don't you just love this decorator fabric that Theresa Stratton used?  


Last but definitely not least...Trudy Lockhart machine embroidery these adorable cats on faux leather and she recycled a Tommy Hilfiger shirt for the lining!! Cleaver Lady!!  
..She didn't stop there....she was dying to try one of my weaving patterns so what better way than to do it on the front of a Jade! Check out that colorful lining !! Love it!! 

I hope these Jades inspired you to make your own!!
Grab the pattern on Craftsy and be sure to send me a picture when you make one ( or two)!


Happy Sewing!!!
XXX




Saturday, July 8, 2017

the little Gems...

are the newest pattern by Moments Designs!

these are fast, fun, easy and Fat Quarter friendly!!
Perfect for a beginner or as a stash buster !!

With just one pattern you can make 4 versions. Whether you choose Opal, Onyx, Beryl or Topaz you are going to love them all.

These are perfect for craft fairs or last minute gifts !
But be warned...they are addicting !

IF you don't believe me ...look at all the beautiful creative samples the testers made!

Bernice used faux leather and piping on one Opal and Cork on the other!
Cathy created her Opal with faux leather and couched a cording along the flap.
 Cheryl from Simply Cherabea made a Topaz for the football season ! GO Tennessee Titans !!
and she machine embroidered this lovely Beryl
 Christine from Bags by Bags of Style  decided she wants lots of little Gems..she made 6 ! Each one more creative then the next!
Correction she made 7 ..and this one is my favorite!! 
 Deidre made a Opal from this lovey batik and a couple Beryl's with Australian fabric...
..but she to couldn't stop..she made these beautiful Opals to !
Dyan of d'ModaBella made this beautiful Opal with an Accent Flap. I love the gem hanging on the front.
 
Judith of Judith Stitches Opal looks like its leather but its faux leather ...lovely.
Leslie had a lot of fun with Onyx, she used scraps of leather and added pieces of trim. I love the fringe!!
Maria of Mia's Creations said she had a lot of fun getting creative with the little Gems! Love them !
Marilyn of Shades of Bold made a pretty Opal.
Pamela of BagAVaughan had a lot of fun with the little Gems...she said she couldn't stop..she wasn't kidding ! 
Sandie of Crazy bout quilts had fun machine embroidering designs on her Beryl's. She's ready for summer!

Last but not least...Susan The farmer wants a wife made these beautiful gems. The first two are Essex Linen and the third skulls and roses! I love the linens.



If you would like to make your own gems, you can find the pattern on Craftsy
Happy Sewing !

Finished Size:  
Clutch - with or without flap - 6 1/2“ H x 10“ W
Pouch - with or without flap - 5 1/2“ H x 8 1/2“ W x 3“ D

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