~The Piece-of-Cake Shopping Bag~

I am totally LOVING this week’s Zakka 2.0 Patchwork, Please! sew-along chapter. This is my completed Piece-of-Cake Shopping Bag. If you have been following along with the sew-along, each week we are completing a project in the book Patchwork, Please!. This was the first bag/accessory item in the book I’ve done and now that it’s completed, I want to make a ton more! This thing is HUGE! The finished bag measures 12 1/2″H x 14 1/2″W x 8 1/2″D.  You’re {Read More}

Zakka 2.0 Cafe Apron ~ Completed!

I am totally loving the Zakka 2.0 sew-along!  This is week 3: The Cafe Apron.  Here’s my finished apron: The main fabric I used was a natural Essex linen. The tie was from a jelly roll of Cosmo Cricket and the remaining materials were a little of this and that from my huge scrap bin.  That’s one of the things I love most about this sew-along is that there are so many opportunities for me to use my scraps! I {Read More}

Menu Monday’s ~ What’s on Your Menu? ~

Happy Monday from a soggy, thundering SW Florida!  Today is the perfect day to get things done around the house. I suppose I’ll spend some time in my studio as well, but before I do that I really need to get out a notepad and start planning.  This is the last week of school for the boys so my notepad really needs to be filled with things to do for the rest of the month. Luckily we have a week {Read More}

Riley Blake ~ May Mystery Block ~ Complete!

I finally conquered the Riley Blake May Mystery Block!  It’s not perfect but for someone who has never made a spool patterned block, it’s not too shabby, huh?  We were told to save the selvedges of our fabric to use for this months challenge and I’m so glad I did. You really use them up quickly.  The blue patterned fabric is from Amy Butler and I used natural linen for the accent pieces. I’ve kept the linen theme throughout this {Read More}

Join Us For A Zakka Sew-Along!

1. Delia’s birthday folder (3), 2. Pretty Paper Piecing Patchwork, 3. happy hexagon trivet, 4. Baby books quilt from Patchwork please, 5. Handy Market Tote for Amy, 6. Triangle patchwork box pouch for my mom, 7. pencil pouch…Zakka 2.0 Mary @Molly Flanders, 8. FLiRTS 2 Swap item, 9. Patchwork Please! Embroidery pouch How’s your weekend going?  I have been nursing a sick little man -again- and in between working on some spring cleaning and some sewing projects.  I did manage {Read More}

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