Thursday, February 6, 2014

She Who Sews Blog Hop My Day

So many thanks to Mdm Samm and Carla for hosting this sewing room show and tell...they are both wonderful to include me in this fun time!!  I have missed being in these hops as I was not able to participate in the last several due to other commitments...it is good to be back :)

For this Hop, we were asked to make something sewing room related from this wonderful line of fabric by Janet Wecker Frisch.

I somewhat predictably chose the gold ruler print.  And it was an easy decision to pick the Boxy Pouch tutorial found at Pink Stitches for my first project, I made another one in my favorite texty print earlier this year and I wanted to try a larger size for this one using the wonderful ruler print.  This was only my second time putting in a zipper and I am quite pleased that it came out so well!


 I used a cotton webbing for the handle and my favorite Sweetwater text print for the lining which makes it coordinate with my first texty small one.
I think they match well together and when combined with my second project, I am set for a sewing retreat.

 This a new pattern from Noodlehead which can be found here.  I love the details like extra roomy pockets and a see-through vinyl pocket.  This pattern was very easy to follow and I love the result!  If you are counting, this is my third zipper ever and involved sewing with vinyl...this pattern was good for me, it challenged me to try something outside my comfort zone...sewing with vinyl....as well as helping to work on my new skill of zippers :)
This is the inside and you can see I picked some fun coordinating prints from my stash to complete the interior.


 The pocket flaps are that fun Sweetwater texty print and the scissor print is an older RJR print from Dan Morris called Mrs. Sew & Sew.  The lining is  Moda's Basic Grey Sweet Serenade.  These prints all coordinate well with the She Who Sews Ruler print.

 There is lots of room for all sorts of goodies to take along...I have not properly filled mine yet, but I will!!



  Here are all my travel bags ready to go!!
I am remembering this time to included a pic of my library card catalog cabinet, where I took these photos.  I posted on it in another blog hop and have had several ask to see the whole thing.  So here you go, it is tucked in a nook in my kitchen.  I had visions of filling it with recipes but we use things like phones for that now, lol!!  It still houses many "useful kitcheny" things and I love it.


 Please make sure you visit the others that are presenting today and give them lots of comment-love:














59 comments:

Createology said...

I love "She Who Sews" fabrics and your projects are wonderful. Great way to keep supplies handy. Thank you sew much for Hopping...

Judy B said...

Love the pouches and project bag! Thank you for sharing.

jan said...

Cute pouches and I love the projects bag! Thanks for sharing.
xo jan

DebraKay Neiman said...

Everything is so wonderful...I want it all. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Carla said...

You can sew on the go for sure. You have conquered vinyl and zippers now. Congrats. I still cringe at every zipper even though I've used a so many over the years. They just make me nervous for some reason. Great travel bags! Thanks for sharing your library card catalog cabinet, it is lovely.
Thanks for hopping. Great job.

charlotte said...

Wonderful job Kris. Love the pouches and the sewing bag is terrific. You are really stretching yourself and did a wonderful job. Zippers too!

CARRETEL E AGULHA said...

Maravilhoso!!!
Belo projeto para organizar tudo que pertence ao mundo do quilt.

Britt-Inger said...

Kris, your projects are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creativity

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your projects are wonderful and congrats on conquering zippers! I haven't had the nerve to try that yet lol. Your cabinet is gorgeous; I'm not surprised people asked to see it in all its glory.

Thearica said...

I love to sew in zippers! Love the bags and the organizer! I have had the fabrics to make some large organizers for transporting some of my products to quilt retreats but just have never done it. I need to get to it. :)

Teatime Creations said...

Wonderful projects. Love the boxy pouches and that library card catalogue is a delight.

Purl Buttons said...

Zip-pouches have a million uses and, yours are especially nice. I like the idea of coordinated gear to take to retreats and workshops and the Noodlehead project looks like a winner. What a great way to use this line of fabric.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Kris...wonderful job on these pieces!! You have such useful items for your retreats now.

Judy said...

Kris, I can understand that people aks you about the drawer, it is just fantastic, a real "wanna-to-have" piece, smile!!!
Your projects are great, I love this suitcase, that would be a project to do as well, it just looks neat and professional!
Great Job!
Judy

Doris Rice said...

Oh my gosh, the projects are lovely but that card cabinet is to die for!!! I want one! Great job on the projects though! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Sweet looking pouches with zippers! I'm not that brave, but I'll try a zipper in a bag one of these days. I love your library catalog...wow...it is beautiful!

Jeanie said...

You're a zipper pro now! Love the both bags and the fabrics too!

gpc said...

What great bags! Zippers are scary. I am promising myself that I will make some serious bags this year. :)

Mdm Samm said...

my oh my have you been missed…your cases remind me of these bags we use to purchase for our Dad and Grand Dad for their toiletries….but yours are perfect for US lol love your zipper challenge..you mastered that…glad to see you again...

Vickie said...

Love your travelbags ! I may even get enough courage to make a bag with a zipper...someday. Great work !

Linda said...

Your bags turned out perfectly! Great job on the zippers!
Wow, I wish I had a card catalog!

Joyce Carter said...

I love the projects that you made, especially the tote. I think they would be useful for lots of things. Thank you for sharing today.

Scrapatches said...

I love the tote bag. So professional looking. The fabrics you chose give this pattern line a completely different look. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

MooseStashQuilting said...

What a great way to tote all your sewing supplies! I love the heavy duty handles you put on them. So glad to have you back hoppin with us again!
:-)

JanesQuilting said...

Those are very cute pouches. I think I need to make one of those for myself.

Mara said...

Great projects, you could probably stick some FQ's in your library index card cabinet.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

FABULOUS!!!!!

Leslie said...

Wonderful, wonderful. What a fu. Hop this has been. Sew many darling and creative projects.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Great pouch and tote bag!!! Love your library card catalog cabinet. Thanks for sharing :)

Lana said...

Your items are so Handy!!! I really think you did a wonderful job with the zippers...and I love the bags...very very nice job!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love all your bags but I really must make that zippered one - I just love it! blessings, marlene

Theresa said...

Love your pouch bags and I love the library card cabinet. Wish I could find one at a reasonable price.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Great job!! Love the cabinet, too :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute pouch, and love the cabinet, and the scale!

Karen said...

I love your travel bags! To think I'm still using grocery bags to haul my stuff everywhere. Beautiful work, and way to go with the zipper!

Denise said...

Your bags are wonderful! I think I may need one of each! Beautiful work. I still "fear the zipper"!

Kathy said...

I love your travel set . . . and I'm totally jealous of your library card file cabinet! I'm old enough to remember those :)

Baa. xxx said...

Wow! have bags, will travel - you are all set up. Those bags are great - the Mother still 'fears' the Zip!

Sherry VF said...

You will be envy of your guild members at the next sewing retreat! The organizer bag is wonderful...love the clear pouch. Nice work! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

tink's mom said...

Wonderful projects thanks for the link for the vinyl pocket tote and your zip bags are terrific.

Marian said...

Great projects, they will definitely be fun to use.

maggie said...

I just love all of your projects. How great to take to a retreat or a class. Well done,
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Patty D from NC said...

Great bags. I really like the project bag - look great for organizing.

madebymeinred said...

I was so intent on your projects, that I almost forgot to leave a comment. I love the boxed bags but the sewing tote is amazing. Holy cow! You really came up with great projects and they are perfect. The library case is really wonderful.

Amy said...

Kris,
Your travel bags are great. How very handy and stylish. I love that library case. Where on earth did you find it? You lucky girl.

sandra said...

Your projects are great and all very useful . Blessings

Soma Acharya said...

Wow, Kris! The project bag is fantastic and so useful! I am very jealous of your library card catalog cabinet ;)

Soma

susie said...

I love your bags, you are getting to be a PRO at those zippers. The sewing tote has all sorts of nice little places for things...really very nicely done :)

Carol said...

Your bags are great! Although I used to sew in lots of zippers when I made garments, I haven't done that for years. I am going to have to make one of those bags, though--too cute and practical! Thanks for sharing!

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Leah said...

Great projects! I love pouches and your sewing travel tote is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

Brandy Pettit said...

Your travel kits are super! I think this is the largest piece of the ruler fabric I've seen and I appreciate seeing more of it. What a cool print. Thank you for sharing!
~Brandy

vicki said...

Love your travel kits! Thanks for sharing them. vickise at gmail dot com

LJ said...

You are now considered a 'pro' for zippers; honestly, they look wonderful. Love that boxy bag and the new notebook bag is fabulous. The library card catalog is amazing; thanks for sharing.

MoeWest said...

You made a great set of travel bags! I think I need to make myself a set too.

Lixie said...

Love what you made!

Cindy said...

Love your projects! Your bags are fabulous, they would be so handy to tote things to quilt retreat! I'm in love with your library cabinet! Happy quilting :)

joystudio said...

These are some dandy projects! Also a dandly (library card) cabinet! You did a very nice job with our She Who sews fabrics. Thanks for sharing these. J. Wecker Frisch

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Congratulations on conquering your zipper fear and making these terrific projects! Cool cabinet!