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Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I obviously did not get to the Style Stitches Month 3 challenge. I was busy getting ready opening my little booth at Showplace Market in Moore. Showplace Market is a great shopping experience. Lots of great vendors featuring a mix of handmade and retail clothing, crafts, decor, food items, art and more. With a recent expansion Showplace now has over 100 vendors. They also have a cafe and a booknook which you can rent out for your meetings, showers and parties. Take your husband with you. There is a man cave with a comfy couch and big screen television to entertain him while you shop.
Showplace is located in Moore, OK off of I35 - 2001 S Broadway.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
February participants in JemJam's Style Stitches Challenge were asked to create the second bag in the book, called the Everyday Shopper. I used a great brown and white polka dot print and made the pocket out of a embroidered Oklahoma tea towel on it from Cat Studios. I love their products and I am happy with how my bag turned out incorporating the towel as the pocket of the bag.
This bag was quick and simple to put together. Definitely a beginner project. Use this bag to replace your shopping bag at the store or flea market. I always make a new bag to carry my goodies I purchase at Farm Chicks each year and I can't decide whether to use last months Cosmo Bag or this months Everyday Shopper.
When we moved to Oklahoma this past summer, I told my husband on the condition I can go to Spokane each year and go to the Farm Chicks Show. So I was excited when I opened up my new issue of Fleamarket Style yesterday to see a large ad for the show coming up in June. If you have never attended it is a must see show and worth the drive or flight to Washington.
To see more bags created for the Style Stitches Challenge check out the flickr group.
Monday, January 31, 2011
I build up a huge scrap stash of fabric from all of my projects and when I need to clean up, I cut 6" fabric squares and sell them on etsy. They always sell out quick and I love seeing the wonderful things that are made from them.
Cheri created a fun tutorial making bean bags for her kids to play with from the fabric squares I mailed her. Cheri has a new blog LoveAlways,XOX where she features fun projects she has created in order to fulfill her quest to give handmade all year. From Super Hero capes to strawberry bread keep checking her blog for great projects to create for yourself.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Today I finally finished my Cosmo Bag for JemJam's Style Stitches Challenge. I love the fabric from Amy Butlers newest Soul Blossom collection. Its bright and cherry and perfect for this Spring. This is a big bag and I plan on using mine for my trip to Philly in March.
This is what is called an "Easy" project. I'm used to making my own patterns and sewing without instruction, so maybe it wasn't as easy for me. I tend to get annoyed when I have to read a pattern to sew, but I did and the instructions were easy enough I think for a "beginner" who has a little sewing experience.
I am looking forward to next months challenge!
If you want to see more pictures of the Cosmo Bag check out http://www.flickr.com/groups/ss2011/.
Monday, January 03, 2011
The first bag for the challenge from Amy Butler Style Stitches book is the Cosmo Bag. Details for participating in this challenge are at JemJam's site. I'm happy we are starting with this bag. Its super cute and I need a larger bag.
We do not have to use Amy Butler fabrics in the challenge, but I was eager for an excuse to purchase some of her new fabric from the Soul Blossom Collection. These are the fabrics I am using for my Cosmo Bag.
I'll post pictures when it is finished!