TGIFF – a few finishes

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Happy New Year! Well, after saying no more TGIFF for me, while the changeover process is going on, I got a few small projects finished and offered to do this Friday’s TGIFF… The Jimmy Bag #2 A couple of years ago, mum asked if I could make her a bag for walking the dog. The stipulations: there had to be … Read More

Little boxes….

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I seem to have lost my sew-jo lately. I wasn’t even tempted to look at fabric in the post-Christmas sales. That”s how bad it is. I have a room full of fabric that is mocking me. I walk into the sewing room and it seems to stick its tongue out and say “You’ll never be able to use us up … Read More

TGIFF – A creature feature

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Despite doing very little sewing this year, my Japanese fabrics have been begging me to do something with them. I finally gave in and the smallest scrap (at the bottom of the picture) won. Aren’t they cute?! I decided it would make a lovely feature on a bag, and went with a double zippered pocket on the front. I used … Read More

More ear buds!

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There’s only really been time for little sewing projects lately. Sometimes you need a gift. Sometimes you need to use up scraps. And sometimes you just really need a finish! Dog Under My Desk’s earbud case pattern is one of my favourites because you can use up little scraps of batting and fabric and have a really fast finish in very … Read More

In the bag

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Goodness me. I’ve actually got some sewing done! I will forgive you if you thought I had disappeared off the face of the earth or thrown my sewing machines out the window. But circumstances have been conspiring to keep me from sewing AND blogging so it was a real effort to pull this one out the bag! More little scrappy … Read More

Scrappy rainbow bags

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After the success of my lime scrappy zipper bag, I decided to raid the scrap box and make a few more pouches to have on hand as gifts.   I was rushing a finish for TGIFF and totally screwed up the zipper on this one – lots of unpicking to do. Grr. But besides that, I really can’t decide which … Read More

Pouchy and scrappy

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My boss carries around a pouch which she claims to have paid $80 for years ago, but all the images have long since worn off and it is nothing so much as a dirty cream pouch now… She’s not in the least pretentious, but the dirty cream pouch offends my sense of style, so I had to have words with … Read More

Gifted – Negligent Style

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I’ve been gifted… I have been meaning to post this for a while… A few months ago, I admired a pouch the lovely Vera at Negligent Style made. “If you like it, you can have it” she said… Did I even have to THINK about the answer? So it made its way from the Czech Republic to the West Coast … Read More

Aviary pouch

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  I have finished my one piece exterior pouch using  Vera from Negligent Style‘s tutorial – hurrah! Isn’t it cute!  I love the Aviary fabric – have a couple of bits left from years ago… I found the tutorial really easy to follow. Vera used cm instead of inches, so once I’d translated that in my head, it was all good. The thing … Read More

Purse-a-palooza – Arm Candy Review

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There’s a Dog Under My Desk! Coincidentally, I’m reviewing the Arm Candy pattern by Erin of Dog Under My Desk for Purse-Palooza at Sew Sweetness. If you are visiting from Sara’s, hi and welcome! If you haven’t already, go and check out my review at Sew Sweetness. I made Arm Candy as a pattern tester with my beloved Tula Pink squirrels. … Read More