Wednesday, February 4, 2015

We Support You Blog Hop-My Day is Today!


A great big thanks to PAT from Scrapatches and to Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt and Sew We Stitch  as well for including me in this hop.  We all know someone battling Cancer... this hop is for all of THEM...


My mother was diagnosed and treated for early stage breast cancer last year so I am well aware of the heartache, struggle, courage and bravery involved in this fight.  Thankfully, my mom did well with her surgery and treatment and is continuing to do well now.  I pray for that outcome for everyone faced with this disease.


My project utilizing Mdm Samm's sweet bra applique pattern is a tote bag / book bag.  The pattern can be found here:
The "We Support You" Friendship Quilt Pattern is available 
for purchase for $12.00 by emailing Madame Samm directly 
 Using my new learned skill from our last hop, box pleats and a re-purposed ribbon or two I made a small version of the bra.
And added it to some sturdy duck cloth folded and sewn into a tote bag with wooden handles.
Sorry for the awful sewing room photos, the weather has not cooperated and allowed me better outdoor options.


Now, for a chuckle...
my 14 year old son walked into the sewing room and found this "bra bag" and asked me "What are you going to do with this?  Are you going to *gasp* carry it in public?"
(translation: anywhere where I am or my friends might see)

I told him straight-faced that I thought it would make a great bag for his track shoes...ha!  He does not think his mother funny...hmmm...


Please be sure to visit all those on the list below that I share the day with and give them some comment love!!

Feb  4th 




57 comments:

Judy B said...

What a sweet bag, love how you did the bra! Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

You"Bra Bag" is great looking. Love your bra. Why don't the makers make them like this. Great Job.

Amy said...

It is just adorable with those sweet little box pleats and the polka dots and plaid. Cute! Cute! Teenagers are just so funny. I probably would have said the same. lol!

Quilt n Queen said...

Super cute bag Kris...love the polka dots and plaid!! The box pleats are perfect!! Thanks for sharing your support!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Thearica said...

Love the box pleats on your bra! This is so sweet! and too funny about your son! I can only imagine what his face looked like. lol

Baa. xxx said...

Love the spotty dotty fabric! Great idea making it into a bag - love it!

Jane's Quilting said...

Oh, I like how you added the box pleats, they are adorable. And if I were you, I would tell your son, Yes, you made it especially for when you go out with him, lol. Funny how they always are afraid we will embarrass them in front of their friends.

Anita said...

A beautiful bag, you chose perfect fabrics for the bra, so sweet!

Heleen Groot said...

Gorgeous bag! Those boxpleats look very professional! Loved the story about your son. It made me think. You could use that bag as a punishment..... Threatening him with the option of taking his track shoes in that bag might give you a lot of leverage! Just giving you an idea!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute bag, and your bra came out beautiful. LOL poor boy.....

charlotte said...

Wonderful tote bag. 14 is such a fun age to mess with. Ha!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

The bra and bag are both very pretty! Your son must have been panicking lol. I'm so glad that your mother is doing well.

Sharon Joyner Griffith said...

This is really cute...and I am glad that things are going well

Tammy said...

Great project. Love the bag..Well now you know how to punish your son. Just be seen in public with this bag in tow while he is int he company of his friends and peers....lol.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

oh aren't we nasty Moms sometimes...lol. So much fun!!! Great bag Kris

Leah said...

Great bag, Love the embellishments!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

It would make a perfect beach bag too.

Dorian said...

LOL Kris, I can just imagine his face!! You did a great job on that cute bag.

Carol said...

Sooooo, he won't be putting his track shoes in this cute bag? He'd definitely get some interesting looks if he did! Such a funny mom you are!

Mdm Samm said...

I am not sure which i love more your teens shock or the beauty of your SHOE bag lol...
simply gorgeous ....

Mdm Samm said...

I am not sure which i love more your teens shock or the beauty of your SHOE bag lol...
simply gorgeous ....

Jeanie said...

Darling bag, even if your son doesn't agree! ;) And glad to hear that your Mom is doing well.

Linda said...

Nice job Kris! I would have loved to see Evan's face when he saw the bag.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your son might not be impressed (and what teenage boy would be) but I am! I love the wooden handles you added and the box pleats made it just perfect. blessings, marlene

Needled Mom said...

Having raised sons, I can just hear that conversation!!! ;-) The tote is adorable. I am glad to hear that your mom is doing so well.

KaHolly said...

He might not think you are funny, but I think you are a riot! I just love your bag. Very clever.

Linda said...

Your story is hilarious! I can't imagine what a young man would go through if he carried a bra bag to gym class! (On the other hand, he might be the hero in the group).
Your bag is wonderful!

The Slow Quilter said...

HA! HA! I know he almost passed out on that one. I think the bag is great.

Renee said...

What a fun tote bag! Love the story about your 14-year-old. I imagine my 15-year-old would have said the same thing if I made a bag. :)

Marian said...

Well I think it's perfect for his track shoes... LOl that was funny.. great totebag.. nice job on the bra!!

Calicojoan said...

I love your bag, and must admit...I would have come back with a response to my boys just like you did! LOL!! It's really fun to mess with them isn't it! ;-)

Scrapatches said...

Those little box pleats are the cutest thing! Maybe you could add a few to his track shoes so they'd be matchy-matchy! ... lol ... Very often I ask my adult son, who is an engineer and has a great eye for line and color, about his opinion on a WIP. Not this time. He walked through and would gaze over while I was auditioning several fabric, trims and ideas and I looked up one time and said, "No worries ... I am not going to ask you which pink trim looks best where on this one." He just nodded and looked relieved and went on his way.

I do love your bag. The contrast between the ruffly pink bra and the very functional white duck and wooden handles works very well. Thanks, Kris, for sewing your support with another inspiring project today ... :) Pat

thequiltedcat said...

I love your ruffles! M 9-year-old had a similar reaction to my project (coming up on a later day) when he asked if I would display it in public!

toniaconner said...

The box pleats are adorable on this, I like the extra depth it gives verses the padding. Thanks for sharing that with us

creativity amongst chaos said...

Love your re-purposed ribbons and the box pleat is adorable on this bag. Had to giggle with you and your son... I took my project with me to stitch to one of my son's club nights. There is nothing to do there for me, and I didn't even consider the content of my project like I should have....kind of got the same reaction. HILARIOUS! Gotta love boys!

Createology said...

Oh the angst of a teenage boy. Healing Energy for your Mom. Thank you sew very much for sharing your Support and lovely tote bag in this important hop of Support.

Kwilt Krazy said...

Sew cute! You should wrap it up and give it to him as a joke ha ha. Take a picture of the look on his face to share hee hee. I bet he would LOVE that!

Sherry said...

Cute Bag! I love your story about your son, It sounds like what my sons would say.

Sherry said...

Cute Bag! I love your story about your son, It sounds like what my sons would say.

Teatime Creations said...

What a wonderful story about your son. Teenage boys are priceless. So glad youy mother caught the disease early. May she continue to heal. And your bra tote is sew sweet.

Teatime Creations said...

What a wonderful story about your son. Teenage boys are priceless. So glad youy mother caught the disease early. May she continue to heal. And your bra tote is sew sweet.

Suze said...

Track shoes - too funny. Boys ares till embarrassed by bras??? I remember when I was in high school, TV ran the Playtex bra commercials on Friday and Saturday nights just when you were watching TV after the early movie with a date. I was always ready to go to the kitchen to get some refreshments. I've thrilled to hear your mother is doing well. Your family is in my prayers. Your tote bag is great and I love the box pleats. Thanks for sharing your stories and your creatie project.

madebymeinred said...

Ha ha. Teenagers. Of course for track shoes. Anyway, as always, you did a neat job of sewing a fun creation for the hop.

Corrie said...

Nice job. I have a son that would say that. :) It's really cute.

Joanne said...

This is adorable! I love it when we can learn new things and use them over and over. :-) Nice job with the conversation with your son. I remember those days well and now that my children are adults, they can laugh as well. Not so much laughing at the time, but they get it now that they are parents. Thanks for sharing your creation with us! I wish your mom continued health.

Julia Plunkett said...

Cute, cute bag! Had to chuckle about your son's comment. Thanks for sharing!

Julia Plunkett said...

Cute, cute bag! Had to chuckle about your son's comment. Thanks for sharing!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really cute!

Patty D from NC said...

great bag - your son's reaction is so funny. glad to hear your mom recovered.

Lovelli Quilts said...

My son's have been walking around studiously avoiding commenting on my 'bra quilt'. lol. I really like your box pleats on your bag. It is really cute!

LJ said...

You absolutely should ask him to help with photos of the bag - just think of the blackmail you'd have!! lol Adorable bra-bag; I love the embellishments you did. Support the cause and the girls!

Michele said...

It looks great and I got a sort of similar question from my hubby when he saw my bra project in my studio. I had to explain the whole concept of the hop to him.

Soma Acharya said...

I am extremely happy to hear that your mom is doing well now. Well done with the box pleats, they are perfect. Hahahaha! I can see your son saying that! Nice reply from you :)

-Soma

Theresa said...

Great bag, love the fabric and the ribbon straps.

Mary Ann said...

Love your bag. It will be so useful and convey a message at the same time. Maybe if your son had pink track shoes? LOL

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

That's a cute bag and aren't boys funny. My 18 year old blushed so bad when I ask his opinion on something on the quilt. He wanted to know where I was going to hang it. I told him in his room! lol

Carla said...

You crack me up with your story. I would certainly think that would be a very cool bag for track shoes. Love those pleats. Sorry I'm so late to the party.