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leather beauties ~ zippered bags

good morning ~i thought i would show the last two bags i’ve made.  the first one is custom request from my friend sami, and she wanted it to be more of a large handbag. so this one is pretty large, at about 14″ in width, and 10″ tall, created from the beautiful faux leather fabric i’ve had on hand, and with …

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winners of the atkinson designs pattern & embellishment giveaway ~

hi there ~what’s a girl to do to choose from many beautiful stories? thank you for putting the effort to answer in your own creatively beautiful way, your lovely imaginations and pourings of your hearts.  i loved reading each one, and i am grateful for the blessings from each of you!! well, pick one.  okay.  maybe two!  and so i did. …

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leather zippy pouch and giveaway ~

happy august day to you all ~ ~today is the day~   it’s the  atkinson designs zippy strippy pouch giveaway!   this is the pattern inspiration  behind all the pouches i’ve posted about lately.   and i’m giving this pattern away:  {but wait! there’s more} but first, another pouch to showcase… i spotted this scrap bit of leftover faux leather in …

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indian summer yo yo zippered pouch ~ atkinson design

hello and hope your weekend was fine and dandy!ours was.  lots of rain here, much needed.  and boy, does it put autumn in the heart, with 48 degrees and a driving wind. but…  i’m ready for just a few more 80 degree days  {for a little while longer, pretty please Lord!}this bag says autumn for sure, and actually, maybe it …

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a silk flower and a zippy pouch {or two} ~

good morning all ~it’s good to have supplies that cross over!  as many of you may already know, i love to dabble and play with mixed media, creating my own papers and fabrics with paints, sprays, inks… stencils… and well, you know! so how thrilled was i that i could take this darling silk flower and turn it into the color …

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she’s a little bit vintage ~ zippered pouch

hi and good morning to you all ~ yes.  {more} sweet little zippered pouches!  hope you’ll stick with me as i show some of my latest inspirations… i’m really excited about all the creative possibilities with this fun project, and i can’t wait to get some classes started ~ at least locally, hopefully! so… i have this “vintage” stash of …

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zippered pouches ~ peaceful n’ thoughtful

good morning ~here’s the continuing love story i’m having with making the zippy pouches, using jelly roll fabric cuts.  this time from basic grey in neutrals.  {such a fun change for me!} because… as i was cleaning up studio from last week’s sewing fiesta, i found some great ribbons and buttons to use for this color way of designs. and it was …

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zippy trippy bags ~ a roundup of designs

good morning glories! making bags this week has felt like a fun little retreat in my own home… play. play, play ~ with color, placement, and embellishments for this darling pattern.  as i’ve been pulling out the beads, ribbons, fabric strips.  the tassles, scraps, yo-yo’s, labels, crystals, and lace!  threads, fusibles, leftover batting and more ~ it’s all seemingly everywhere!  and …

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zippy strippy bag #3 ~

good morning!here’s the next zippy trippy pouch… using my newest purchase of batik bali “pops” …  those super easy-to-use  pre-cut 2.5″ wide {eye candy} strips.  very convenient, and being precut, they certainly enable this project to go a bit faster. even though they are coordinated color-wise, one can choose many different color versions from one package and create many different looks. no …

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zippy strippy bags ~ #2

hi friends ~i {almost} swoon when i see these two favorite colors ~ turquoise and orange ~ making such pretty harmony together.  they happen to be from the pre-purchased bali pops {my vacation shopping}. pre-cut at handy-dandy 2.5″ wide strips make them  ideal for this pouchy project, but buying them is such a time-saver as well! having these little bundles is like …

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zippy strippy bag ~ #1

good morning!today i’m showing the first bag i’ve sewed from the ‘zippy strippy’ bag pattern by atkinson designs: as always, you learn alot with the first sew-up.  and in that process, after the first bag was finished, i realized that i would have liked more black accents, like in threadplay, the zipper, etc.but it’s still cute, and the pattern directions …

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a little shopping on vacation ~

hi there ~there is only one sweet little quilting shop in the resort of polson, mt, and we go there at least once {or twice} while we girls are on vacation.  especially on the cooler, cloudy days, or earlier in the mornings.  the store is “all in stitches” {and yes we were … and are!}i thought i would show you …