Karefully Made

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My Multitasker Tote

Hey Guys!

I have finished another bag!  I took a class at Fabricate Studios for the Anna Marie Horner Multitasked Tote.  I really enjoyed making this bag.  Let me tell you why..  I made some daring fabric choices (No matchy match here) and I loved the bag so much I made two!  One for me and one for my Mom!

Here is my bag.  I got the fabric from Ikea.  The outer fabric I purchased over a year ago and the accent fabric I got a Ikea last week.  Somehow they look stunning together.  On the handles, I had some scraps of some pink leopard, which I desperately love.



Here is my Mom’s bag.  All this fabric is home dec weight and boy was those handles hard to turn.  Overall, I really love and i think I like it more then my bag.


That is all for today.  If you don’t know I am hosting a give away here.  You have until Friday at midnight to enter.  Good Luck!

Until Next Time, Sew Pretty!



Dot Dot Dash Bag

Hey Guys!

As promise, in yesterday’s post here is my Dot Dot Dash Bag completed!



I am really in love!  Let me first talk about the fabric.  I used chambray essex linen for the exterior fabric and salmon Kona solid for the interior lining.  The pockets is where all action happening!   I lined each pocket with a precious piece of Tsuru, which I purchased from Fabricworm.  Here a peek of my pockets!


I am in love with my pockets!  Next month, I will be making a matching weekender ….it’s going to be amazing!  The Dot Dot Dash Bag pattern can be found at Sew Sweetness, she also makes the Areoplane bag.

That is not the best part about the bag, the best part was my husband’s reaction.  He was really impressed and this morning, I received a text from him.  Here is the whole conversation:

Him:  I would love for you to make me a dot dot dash MAN bag.

Me:  Hummmmmm maybe we can look

for a pattern for a man bag.

Him:  It comes to be shorter and wider.

Me:  Shorter?

Him:  More like rectangle.

Me:  I would make it with an olive canvas and copper-colored metal zippers.

 I think your bag should have a flap like your fossil bag.

Him:  I like a zipper and a flap

Me:  You like alot of things Hun?

Him:  Trophy husbands do

Me:  You are a trophy!  Thank God you are TOO heavy to be on a shelf

Him:  LMAO

He really makes me happy!  We have similar conversations every time I finish something!  That is all for today, I am linking up today at Sew Cute Tuesday at Better Off Thread and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.  If you are visiting from there, please let me know!  Comment and I will go check you out ;0)

Until next time, Sew Pretty!



Herringbone Clutch & More

Hey Guys!

Today I had a great time!  I made another clutch, finished up a block for my First Modern Quilt BOM, basted Cloud Song (for the third time) and hung out with a sewing friend.  I put almost every safety pin I could find in that darn quilt.  I will once again attempt quilting it with hopes of no bunching.  Have any of you had bunching problems?  This is a first for me and is VERY frustrating.  I have been working on projects at my new favorite place (Fabricate Studios) and working on another quilt for my Happy Husband.  As we watched TV on Sunday and Monday night I worked on his blocks.  I am really liking everything about the Herringbone block.

Here are today’s pictures:



I have been collecting fabric for my husband.  Every fabric has some type of meaning for him.  It’s going to be really special!  


I had a great idea to use the Herringbone block to make the fold over clutch.  I think I have been bitten by the bag bug.  I am planning to make another fold over clutch tomorrow but this time I will be quilting it!  I am so excited ;0) 


I will do a more detailed post on this block of the month class I am doing.  I am in love with these fabrics. 

I hope you are having a great night!  Until next time, Sew Pretty!



Mayven’s Pink Rainbow & More

Hey Guys!

I thought I would give you all an update on the current quilt I am working on!  Let me first say thank you to Stitching Grandma for suggesting this tutorial to help me with my appliqué.  Let me just say it worked!  Here are the results….

The Finished Product!

The Finished Product!

Using matching thread really helps!

Using matching thread really helps!

Before binding!

Before binding!

I was so happy that I defeated the appliqué monster that I decided to add the Birthday Girl’s name to her Pink Rainbow!  I put her name on the back in orange …which I also think I will be binding this quilt with!  Here are the pictures for you:

Quilt Back of Mayven's Pink Rainbow

Quilt Back of Mayven’s Pink Rainbow


Close up!

Close up of the appliqué.

Close up of the quilting...Straight lines!

Close up of the quilting…Straight lines!

I am really in love with this quilt!  The good news is I see this little girl often so I can once again look at this pretty Pink Rainbow!

Until next time, Sew Pretty!




Another Pink Rainbow in Sight

Hey Guys!

I have a question…Do you ever find yourself agonizing over a project?  I am …I am working on three quilts for one of my BEST friends and I have been agonizing.  I think it is easy to make something for your Mother…she loves everything you like or maybe even someones kid but sometimes friends ….you just want to impress.  You all ever go through that?  Well …I am not ready to show her project just yet…maybe next week. Today I will be showing another Pink Rainbow. This quilt was made from the remaining pink and white squares left over.  I finished the quilt top just an hour ago…here is a pictures.

Another Pink Rainbow


Tomorrow I plan on quilting and binding this baby.  I am thinking about adding the Birthday Girls name on the back…it just depends!  Well that is all for now.

Until Next Time, Sew Pretty



Work In Progress

Hey Guys!

You remember this?



I am so over it!  I have instead started over!  I decided to take the Scrappy Trip Along route.  Today I made myself a sample…Let’s take a look.



The baby I am making this for (Bently) nursery is decorated with pirates!  I really like how this is shaping up.  I am starting to feel inspired.  My plan is to make a quilt, a car seat quilt and a set of burp cloths.  It is my hope to be done with the main quilt this weekend.  I think I can do it!

Here are all of my cuts!



I am linking up to Freshly Pieced for WIP.  Until next time, Sew Pretty!



Reversed Tote and Zipper Pouch

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Hey Guys,

Today on a whim I took the Bag Making Basics.  I purchased the kit and have had it sitting in my stash for awhile.  This class was wonderful and I had a great time making it!  Here are the finished results:


I really like the colors of all the fabric.  The fabric comes from the the Liberty of London line.  You can find it here.
Close up of the zipper pouch.  It’s Lined!


The tote bag is also reversible and has a pocket!  Hello!  I cannot believe I made a pocket.  i am sure it is not  THAT big of a deal but to me…ground breaking ;0)


Well, that is all for now.  Tomorrow, I will be back with some blocks!   Totally playing catch up!

Until then, Sew Pretty!