christmas towels ~

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good morning monday y’all!… and hello to the polar vortex!  i’d say that for me, it should be great motivation to get hunkered down into the studio, make soup and bread, and stay close to the fire.  and maybe even a little bit of christmas too!  snow always helps me to do that, and i have some new ideas in mind. …

zippy trippy bags ~ a roundup of designs

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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 …

zippy strippy bag #3 ~

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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 …

zippy strippy bags ~ #2

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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 …

zippy strippy bag ~ #1

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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 …