Friday, March 26, 2010

Fabulous Friday

This post is going to be full of LOTS of different things so please bear with me, OK?
Friday Linky Parties:
You can see the badges in the right sidebar, but part of the reason I LOVE Friday is all the fun linky parties around Blogland! I've linked to Friday Follow at One 2 Try, Follow Me Friday at Trendy Treehouse and New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative! Friday is a great day to make new bloggy friends!! Also a new one for this week, Spring has Sprung at It's FUN to Craft.
Finish It Friday:
I managed to finish a couple of really easy and rather fun to make tote bags and I finished them on MONDAY! Don't ask me why I waited until today to post about them. Well, actually, I was going to wait until April for a surprise but just wanted to share today before I give them away. The first one, I made with Mill House Inn fabrics that my mom purchased. She wanted a tote that was small and had pockets for her cell phone and car key. I just LOVE this pattern for the Desk Deli Tote. It's supposed to be a reusable lunch bag but I found that the size and pockets make it perfect for a carryall bag and I use mine as a purse. We don't have the pattern yet because it's super popular and actually on backorder with our distributor! We will be ordering it soon though. This bag is so easy because it's made with mostly fat quarters! OK, enough rambling I'm sure you want to see pictures, right?

This is the one I made for my mom with Mill House Inn FQs
I made this one for my friend Lynda who looves shoes.
Can you tell that the batik fabric has flip flops on it? She also LOOOVES pink!

I think the fun thing about these totes is the way the pockets are made. You can customize them to the size that you want for your cell phone, car keys, pens, etc. There are some skinny pockets that were intended to use for utensils (since it's supposed to be a lunch tote) but I use them for my pens! The larger center pocket was intended for an ice pack, but that's where I stash my cell phone. Well, I'll be sure to announce when we get this pattern in and you can bet we'll list some kits to go with it!

Store Update:

Guess what!? If you are subscribed to our newsletter then you should already know this AWESOME news! (If not, visit the teal box in the right sidebar to sign up. hint: You'll get coupons!) The great news? BUTTONS! We have some wonderful and super cute buttons in our shop! Have you ever seen buttons with POLKA DOTS!? I hadn't until now and we have them! I just LOVE the red ones with white dots!

Click the image to view item in shop.

I suppose that's it for now. Thanks for reading all the way to this point! Please do sign up for the newsletter because there are A LOT of great things in store for the shop (including the Fab Shop Hop in JULY!) and I am sure you want to be the FIRST to find out about them!

Happy Stitches,

P.S. I just watched Julie and Julia last night and LOVED it! How cute! Didn't really inspire me to cook though, just to blog and sew more.


  1. Thanks for all the great info and links! Love the bags, the fabrics are just beautiful.

    Have a great Friday!

  2. I just LOVE those Sweetwater buttons with the dots! :)

  3. I'm a follower - great shop!

  4. This is a great post! I hopped in on the New Friend Friday fun, the totes you whipped up are adorable, and am a button fiend, so I'm predisposed to loving them :)

  5. Hey - Just wanted to let you know that I gave you the kreative blogger award because I adore your blog and shop!

  6. absolutely adorable buttons! I'm already a follower, but had to drop by from all the parties. Hope to see you at my place soon! until later...

  7. Hi Regina and Anna, I hope you're having a great weekend. I'm enjoying my morning coffee and catching up on some great blogs - I'm a Friday, er, Sunday follower. Nice to meet you.

    Stop by and I hope you'll follow me back-


  8. Oh those buttons are gorgeous and would just go so well with my blog! I may have to get some just to drool over;-D
    I came via the Lady Bloggers Tea Party and I'm so glad I found you. I'm determined to learn to sew this year and I think you'll help keep me on track.
    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.


  9. I love that bag. And I am oohing and aahing over those polka dot buttons!! Thanks for sharing at Spring has Sprung at Fun to Craft.

  10. That is a really nice tote.. I bet your mom is happy to have the bag. :) Visiting you again. :)

    Adin B