Category Totes and pouches

A finish hurrah

This finish is brought to you by the fact that once I had pulled out the pattern and fabric for my Finish a Long post, I didn’t want to put everything away again. I have to admire the detail and thought that went into the directions, the sewing went quite smoothly. I find however that […]

A Chip off Mom

The result is this cute purse in Tulsa Pink Slow and Steady fabrics. The story goes like this: Mom: Let’s do a craft. Daughter: I want to make a purse just like yours. (Diversion attempts follow. Then I found her attempting to search purse patterns on the internet. So I explained that I own a […]

A Shiny Lunchbag

I have wanted to make my own lunchbag for a while, and I finally purchased some Insulbrite, so when I supposed to be doing something else (hey look, something shiny!) I printed out the pattern by my friend Sherri (3 years since this was published, really?!) and got to work. I used sew-in interfacing to […]

A purple one-hour basket 

Although because I make these from scraps, they take a lot longer than an hour.  When I was making the scrappy blocks for my #bigquiltbee quilt, I sewed together the narrowest pieces –strings–and set aside. Pulling them out and trimming, it didnt take long to make up 3 of the 4 panels I need to […]

Lisa’s top 5 for 2016

Thanks to Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for the party and inspiration, I’m going to join in on the linky party for my best 5 posts of 2016. In case you missed it, my best 5 of 2015 is here. Best quilt finish My favourite of 2016 is the Grand Illusion Christmas from the Bonnie […]

A new Summer purse (2016 FAL)

Finish number two for the 2016 quarter 2 finish-a-long is here!  Woohoo!  OK, maybe that’s a little too much excitement but it is nice to have a finish that’s quick, for one, and something that I started in 2015.  Not to mention actually finishing my summer purse while it’s still summer is an accomplishment. This […]

Nothing but net

You know it, that feeling of satisfaction and victory, of getting the basketball in the net right at the buzzer. And what else but another finish for my 2016-Q1 Finish-A-Long! (goal setting link here). I started this Cargo Duffle bag (free pattern by Anna Graham/Noodlehead) over a year ago, by cutting out all the pieces, […]

The Don’t touch my stuff Bag

My sister listened to Iron Maiden, AC-DC, and other heavy metal groups in high school. So when I won this Timeless Treasures fabric from the very funny Val at Purple Boots and Pigtails, I knew immediately that something for her would come out of it. I picked the Ellie Travel Case (tutorial by Fabric Mutt). […]

Lisa’s top 5 for 2015

Thanks to Cheryl at Meadow Mist designs for the idea, I’m going to join in on the linky party for my best 5 posts of 2015. Best quilt finish Well, by the stats, the most visits I had was for my Frozen quilt. Also the fastest quilt (not counting mini Quilts) I have ever made. […]

A Makers Tote for me and Next Year’s Bee

One of the things I learned at Glamp Stitchalot is that I need more fabulous handmade bags. So when I saw the newest bag pattern from Noodlehead, it didn’t take long before I had purchased and downloaded the Makers Tote pattern. A short delay to order Soft and Stable (not really a delay, since I […]