Sunday, April 28, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Link Up



I haven't been sewing much lately so I don't really have anything to share except this set of drawstring bags I made a few weeks ago.  I used this tutorial again but with my own measurements - however, I really should have paid better attention to my measurements because both bags came out about 10 times larger than I needed.  The top bag was intended to be used to protect my camera inside this bag so I added a layer of batting.  And I, um, could probably fit 3 large cameras inside of it.  I made the bottom bag to carry my cross-stitch project but that bag ended up large enough to fit a sewing machine - well, that is a bit of an exaggeration but only a bit!

And I also want to mention some happy mail:  an absolutely beautiful handmade item arrived in my mailbox today from across the pond.  Sarah from Silly Banana Sewing made me this gorgeous pillow cover (it is the first photo in this post - I'll post some photos of it on a cushion soon) as a (totally unnecessary) thank you for organizing the new blogger blog hop last year. She also included several fabric scraps (including some Simply Color charms) for my daughters.  Thank you so much Sarah!    

Plum and June

This week's link up is being hosted over at Gemini Stitches.  Be sure to click over to hear what Kirsten has to say about her experience joining two quilting bees this year and to see her lovely blocks as well as to add your own link so we can all see what you have been sewing recently.  

18 comments:

  1. I'm always happy when I have something to link up! I like your drawstring pouches. What's up with you and everything coming out too small or too large? ;)

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  2. I love your pouches! I'm sure you'll find something big enough to fit in them!

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  3. Beautiful pouches and the cushion cover is lovely!

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  4. Great pouches, and what a fab new cushion, lucky you! :o)

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  5. I think your bags are just gorgeous. And lucky you for getting such a wonderful present! I have a lot to thank you for too, I met lots of friends through the blog hop (under my other blog Sarah Sews) it was a fab way to all get to know one another. It must have taken a lot of organisation so thank you again x

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  6. Love both of your pouches - they are on my "to do" list:)

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  7. Your bags are darling, Beth. You know it's not a hard pattern, but I had major troubles when I tried that one too the day I made your drawstring pouch. Somehow I kept reading everything wrong, and it took me three tries to get it right. Crazy!

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  8. They may be too big but they are beautiful! The the fabric.

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  9. I haven't tried one of these yet because drawstrings make me nervous. I don't think they're all that simple a project! Yours are very cute.

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  10. I'm sure you could find something else to use the large bags for. My daughter is a bagaholic so anything that isn't quite right goes to her and it becomes a prized possession.

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  11. These drawstring bags are sew cute. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  12. Great bags. Even if they turned out bigger than what you intended they are still adorable.

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  13. Love your scrappy bag! It's beautiful.

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  14. Oooh, pretty. Reminds me that drawstring bags have been on my to-do for ages.. and most likely will continue to be..alas..

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  15. Pretty bags, and large drawstring bags are always useful :-)

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  16. Great bag! ThnKs for sharing the tutorial!

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