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Dot Dot Dash Bag

Hey Guys!

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

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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!

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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!

Kare


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A Week of Sewing & More

Hey Guys!

Last week was a great week for me!  I did a lot of sewing, celebrated my 3 year wedding anniversary and spent the weekend celebrating my Daddy’s birthday!  Be warned this post may be a bit long ;0)  I have a lot of pictures to share.

On Monday, I started my Dot Dot Dash Bag class at Fabricate Studios (my most favorite place in the world).  I will be finishing that bag tonight in class, so i will be show you that tomorrow!  The bag is by Sew Sweetness, you should go check out her blog to see more about that.

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On Wednesday, I celebrated my 3 year wedding anniversary.  I think we are getting old because we kept it really simple, opting to see a special early preview of Star Trek into Darkness along with some ice cream and cookies.  It was still very special just the same.

On Thursday, I had my guild meeting, The West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild.  It was fun seeing everyone’s projects and sharing mine too.  Show and Tell is one thing that I loved about kindergarten and I love it even more at guild. LOL

On Friday, I hit the road to spend the weekend with my family.   I went with sewing machine, mat, notions and my collection of Shelburne falls to make a sewing bag with my Mom.  I printed out the Aeroplane Bag Pattern by Sew Sweetness and well, here are the pictures…along with some more for fun.


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Although we used the pattern, when it was time to box the bottom of the bag, she did not want to do it.  What could I say but sure Mom!  She loved it but I think next time we will make a simpler project.  Below is the inside of the bag.

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After finishing my Mom’s bag, I decided to work on my panels for my bag.  I finished the B panels, handle and then packed it up.  I will finish this bag once I get back to Fabricate.  What do you guys think?  I will be posting a pattern review once I finish it….hopefully this week!

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Along with sewing, I had a great time with my son.  This kid is too funny sometimes.  We watched kid soaps on the Disney Channel, rode bikes, had breakfast at McDonalds and even picked me out a new bike…when we realized mine was put together wrong.
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You can’t see it in the picture but my bike was missing a bolt on the wheel and something was wrong with the gears.  Walmart was amazing because they attempted to fix it …then later let me exchange it for another bike.

On Sunday, it was my Dad’s birthday and my brother and his wife came to the party.  We never get to see each other, my sister in law in I ….she is really crafty too!  Once she got there, I pulled out my sewing machine again and whipped out the fold over clutch for her.

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Isn’t it amazing!  We made it quilt as you go since, I had extra canvas.  I think I may make myself one today…maybe!  That is all for now….I am back home with my Happy Husband and two very sleepy dogs.

Until next time, Sew Pretty!

~Kare