Category Totes and pouches

The Podium Bag (A finish)

Well folks, I did it! I met my goal for 2018 of making some bags (or at least one) by completing January’s Bag of the Month, a pattern by ChrisW Designs. I would have actually completed this in January if the rivets I had ordered had come in sooner. I has some challenges installing them, […]

Let the bag making commence

I certainly have made bags before, and I’m usually bad about exactly following a pattern, so this post is to document all the changes I have made to the Podium Bag, which is January’s pattern for the bag of the month club. At least so far. First off, I hadn’t checked the printout size, but […]

Upcycled Needlebook finish

Hey look, I finished something from my Q4 Finish-a-Long list! This came about somewhat deliberately, because I didn’t want to work on basting the second half of my Sugar Block Club quilt, so I looked back to see what I had pledged to make, and got to work! I had picked up this linen handkerchief […]

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, […]