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Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Very Talented Friends

At Sew South, I met some very awesome, very talented peeps!  So, I thought I'd share what a few of them are up to.

Lindsey Rhodes of LRStitched has her wonderful cosmetic bags featured on Pellon's blog today.  You too can make these bags!  Lindsey made these as her Sew South swap item.  I wasn't lucky enough to be in her group, but now, I can make one myself.  Go check it out!

And, Kim, of Windsor & Main, is hosting the Easiest Sew-Along Ever!  She has lots of give-aways, but more importantly, you'll actually finish a project!  Imagine that!  The rules are simple:  do what you can, with what you have, at where you're at.  Check out Kim's site for details, prizes and other information.  I can't wait to see what we all come up with!

I Heart the 80s

I was in a Flickr swap that just finished up and I'm so excited to show you what I made for my partner, Courtney.  I was so excited to get her name, because I'm in the Believe Circle of do.good.stitches with her, and I absolutely LOVE what she posts up on Flickr.  I mean, the girl does amazing work!  So, I knew I had to bring out some good shiz!

Courtney left wonderful hints, and she was easily stalkable.  She is a little younger that I am, so our 80s references overlapped, but we different just the same.  My original idea was to make a modern day version of the bermuda bag.  I carried one of these in middle school and they were all the rage and I LOVED MINE.  I mean, you could change out the covers; I had a monogrammed one, a corduroy one, a pink and green one . . .  

I recently purchased Stitch Savvy, by the very talented Deborah Moebes, and in that book, is her version of the classic bermuda bag, The Classy Lady Elbow Bag.  When I saw this pattern, I knew I would make this for Courtney.  I purchased some awesome cassette fabric from the Geekly Chic line as well as some Robert Kaufman pink animal print.  See, Courtney was a Jem fan, and, well, that pink lepoard fabric would be perfect to make the cover!  I found a Jem patch and ordered that, thinking that it would be the most awesome finishing touch.   However, that patch has YET to arrive . . . and the deadline for sending my swap item out was April 30.  

Bag fabric . . .yeah, those are sparkly handles!

So, last week, I came up with another idea.  Courtney is a HUGE fan of John Hughes films.  Someone in our Flickr group posted a discussion topic about what your favorite 80s movie quotes are.  Lucky for me, Courtney posted several.  With this info, I set to creating a 16 candles pillow for her.  It turned out fab, if I do say so myself!

I am still waiting on that Jem patch.  I'm gonna finish the purse cover when that comes in, and I'll send that on as well.  So, yeah, two gifts!  Not a bad deal!  She is awesome, so she deserves it!

Classy Lady Elbow Bag

Y'all have a great day!