Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Giveaway Winners....and other stuff

My first time participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway, and I received so many lovely comments on the Sew Together Bag I was giving away. It appears that I was not the only one who had some difficulty with this bag!
The winner of this bag was Lisa E, and it is already in the mail and on the way to her!
Another giveaway I was hosting last week was for an amazing pattern called Canvas by Leanne @shecanquilt
Here is the cushion I made using the pattern.
The winner of this pattern is Crickets Corner, and I have sent her an e-mail.
Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by for these giveaways.

We are finally getting some Spring like weather here!
Although it rained yesterday, we have some beautiful sunshine today and the flowers are loving it.
So I won't be spending the day at my sewing machine!!
Over the week-end I did a bunch of sewing. I don't know if anyone else is like this, but I have probably a hundred tutorials for different crafts bookmarked on my computer. It seems I just keep adding to the pile and rarely get back to them. I have decided it is high time I either did them or deleted them!
Hence, The Tutorial & Fabric Busting Project
The first one I did was actually a new one! Well, I had to start somewhere, right!
I really liked this sturdy basket called Scraptastic Basket by Janelle.
All of my perle cotton and embroidery stuff fits in it easily.

#2
I've been wanting to make this triangle pouch by Elnora for a while now.

This was fun and easy to do! I am using it for my Wonder Clips and the fifty I have barely cover the bottom! 

#3
I was fortunate enough to win a scrap bundle of Liberty from Camille of
queenbeefabrics on Instagram!
I also purchased some lace zippers ages ago that have been sitting in a bin waiting to be used!
 I called it Come Sail Away, because the Liberty twists reminded me of sails!
A great tutorial @ Shocking Hocking for the twists.
The rest of the pouch was just winging it! I should have made it a little smaller to hide the metal ends of the zipper, but too bad! 
Maybe next time...I have 4 or 5 more zippers!
I also found this tiny piece of Liberty in a small 2.5" bundle I purchased ages ago and haven't used. See....it's sails! I felt compelled to add it to the pouch as a hexie! 

I know, you're wondering if I'll ever be done with this post, but that's what happens when I am a lazy blogger...
#4
Now these are just toooo cute for words!!!
Am I right, or am I right!!
Fabric Berry Baskets....one large and two small.
I already have the large one filled with cords for phone, ipod etc...
One of the small ones is holding keys at the front door.
Seriously, a million uses for these, and they were pretty easy to do too. The binding on the small ones were a bit of a challenge, but certainly doable.
Okay, that it for my TTFBP (I'm certainly not writing it out every time!)
I'll leave you with a last look at the two Sew Together Bags I have made so far.
While they are not part of my "official" TTFBP, I just love them and the first one beat the crap out of me....so I'll take every opportunity to show it!
first one......
 second one...(for the giveaway)
 That's all for today....
maybe bee blocks next time!

6 comments:

Bouts Choisis said...

TTFBP! What a good idea! I won't deny it - I've at least a hundred tutorials saved and a folder full of those I've printed out too. Printing them doesn't seem to mean they are any more likely to get done though! You've certainly made a good start on using your saved tutorials! I particularly like the fabric berry baskets.

Janine said...

You should show off those bags - they look amazing! Congrats on your TTFBP. My pinterest is full of things I'm going to make...one day :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oooh, lots of lovely stuff! I have one of the triangle pouches, and love it - and I have followed the link for the scraptastic bag - I'll be making those, aren't they great!

Karen said...

So many lovely projects. Yes, you are right. I am always finding things to make quicker that i can make them.

Celtic Thistle said...

I have loads of tutorials pinned too, so congratulations on actually making some of yours! I love the Liberty sails pouch.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

wow, those are all great projects. I love the scrap basket, such a cute shape!

6 comments:

Bouts Choisis said...

TTFBP! What a good idea! I won't deny it - I've at least a hundred tutorials saved and a folder full of those I've printed out too. Printing them doesn't seem to mean they are any more likely to get done though! You've certainly made a good start on using your saved tutorials! I particularly like the fabric berry baskets.

Janine said...

You should show off those bags - they look amazing! Congrats on your TTFBP. My pinterest is full of things I'm going to make...one day :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oooh, lots of lovely stuff! I have one of the triangle pouches, and love it - and I have followed the link for the scraptastic bag - I'll be making those, aren't they great!

Karen said...

So many lovely projects. Yes, you are right. I am always finding things to make quicker that i can make them.

Celtic Thistle said...

I have loads of tutorials pinned too, so congratulations on actually making some of yours! I love the Liberty sails pouch.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

wow, those are all great projects. I love the scrap basket, such a cute shape!