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Thursday

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December 2014

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The Sew Together Bag

Written by , Posted in Pouches, quilting, Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag
I purchased the Sew Together Bag pattern to create the ‘Sew Together’ Bag written by Sew Demented about a year ago after a customer via Etsy asked if I could create a multi pocket bag to help organize her medicine. I googled to find a pattern for a multi pocket pouch and found the ‘Sew Together’ Bag pattern. Being that the pattern is copyrighted, I contacted the author of the pattern, Michelle Tucker, and requested permission to sell the completed bag. I was granted permission at that time, but for whatever reason I never ended up even opening the pattern let alone begin to create it. This pattern was filed with with the other patterns on my ‘to do’ list until last week. I was kind of intimidated by the pattern. I had read and heard the bag was difficult or complicated to make so that made it so much easier to put on the back burner of things to make. I had heard many went through lots of sewing machine needles attempting to make this bag but unless I did something wrong, which I don’t think I did, the bag construction wasn’t difficult at all. My test for whether I did follow the pattern correctly would be to test if it works and it sure does.
Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag
The pattern and bag appears to be designed to hold sewing essentials such as scissors, thread snips, etc. for those who sew at retreats or get togethers. I don’t sew outside of my studio so for me, the bag was designed more for carrying essentials while travelling. It’s the perfect size to hold cosmetics, medicine, toiletries and other vacation essentials. The three zippered pockets plus the space between the pockets keeps everything neat and organized, perfect for those who have organization issues :)
Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag

Sew Together Bag
The true test though for whether something I create is a hit is if my thirteen year old daughter likes it or more importantly, wants one. She really wanted one of the these bags so I made her one using the Figures Collection by Brigitte Heiland for Zen Chic for Moda.
Sew Together Bag
Dear daughter is pleased and now has a ‘cool’ travel bag for her outings.
These bags will be listed in my Etsy shop soon but in the meantime, if you are interested in purchasing one, simply send me an email rosa@gabryroad.com.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Monday

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November 2014

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The Strip Quilt

Written by , Posted in Quilt, quilting, Quilts

This quilt was never planned or on my ‘bucket list’ for quilts to complete. A few weeks ago, I was struck by some kind of nasty virus that left me too ill too even contemplate sewing anything which involved accurate measurements and matching seams. I tried to rest but if you know me well enough, that is almost impossible. I needed to create something which would keep my head busy but easy enough that I could handle the task while feeling like total crap. The strip quilt was the perfect solution. I was able to create and as a bonus, was able to make a dent in my scrap fabric bin.
Strip Quilt

Strip Quilt

Strip Quilt
Instead of using photocopy paper as the base, I used foundation paper which dissolves when washed. Probably a bit more pricey than using photocopy paper but I didn’t like the idea of ripping out all the paper or wasting the paper. The finished size of each strip quilt block is eight inches. The finished quilt measures out to be an oversized lap quilt. If you are thinking about making this quilt, I used this tutorial from Film In The Fridge. I used a two inch wide grid pattern for the quilting. Nothing fancy but I am really into grid quilting right now as it seems to work well with most of the recent quilts I have worked on.
Not only does this quilting pattern create a bright and colourful quilt, but it also allows you to use up a ton of your scraps! This strip quilt is currently listed in my shop but I have also made another strip quilt since which we will keep for cozying under during the long, winter months.
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Thursday

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November 2014

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Mini Christmas Stockings

Written by , Posted in Christmas Stockings, Just another day...

Well, not so mini really. The mini Christmas stockings are small but the perfect size to hold a gift card or any small gift.
Mini Christmas Stockings
Mini Christmas Stockings
Mini Christmas Stockings
Mini Christmas Stocking
Mini Christmas Stocking
Mini Christmas Stocking
I know. Not a lot of teal as I usually add to Christmas stockings but I loved the simplicity and rustic appeal of these fabrics. Being that the stockings are neutral, they blend in with any Christmas decor. I love the size of the stockings as they are perfect for small gifts and gift cards which I seem to resort to more and more each year.
These mini stocking Christmas stockings and more are now available in my shop.
Hope you are keeping warm and thanks for stoppin’ by!

Saturday

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November 2014

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Tuesday

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October 2014

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Halloween Treats

Written by , Posted in halloween, Just another day...

When the kids were younger, Halloween was a huge event here. We decorated the house just as we would for Christmas, both inside the house and outside. ¬†We made halloween treats for all the kids in my kids classes and the teachers. Now, whether it’s due to laziness or just that the kids aren’t as interested in Halloween, well, we don’t decorate or do as much for Halloween. Thus, I didn’t consider creating much for Halloween this year so instead, I will share projects and treat ideas I created in previous years.
Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

This post has almost, a very small ‘almost’, inspired me to create some treats for the teachers or special friends. So maybe I will but right now, my studio is filled with the beginnings of new Christmas stockings to add to my shop. If I can squeeze a few inches of space on my table, I may play with orange and black instead of red and green for a bit :)
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

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