My first project was a See-It-All Pouch. I had some really nice fat quarter prints that looked like they would be fun to cut into.
I ended up doing a little modification on the zipper area. But it was just a lot of fun to make.
It ended up going together in just one afternoon. I did make the decision to sew the binding down by hand instead of doing that on the machine I just can't get a nice binding on the machine.
My second project was the Book and Tool Folio. This pattern was a bit of a challenge. I found the direction in the book difficult to understand and ended up doing a bit of winging it.
In the end I did change the folio Pellon 72F interfacing for byAnnie's Soft and Stable. The Pellon is a very stiff interfacing while the Soft and Stable is more of a foam stabilizer. I do think that this book has some wonderful ideas, but it is not for a beginner. I was glad I had some past experience with zipper installation and general sewing experiences. With the four different storage areas the folio can handle all sorts of tools and even a couple magazines or quilt books.
For those fans of my daughter's pets. Her four baby peacocks and Ginny fowl have found the mornings a bit cold, so they have found the dryer vent a perfect place to warm up.
Pretty projects! I love the fabrics for the second one.ReplyDelete
Your bags are darling, Donna -- and you can count me among the fans of the peacocks and guinea fowl! How CUTE that they huddle around the dryer vent! :-)ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee! Oh, those peacocks and Ginny fowl look so funny gathered around the dryer vent. HAHA! They're not so stupid - it's just like a furnace with built-in humidity. Your two organizers turned out just great! I especially love the tie on the journal-type. That seems much more functional than adding a button. Thanks for linking up this week! ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
You are so talented. I wish I was.ReplyDelete
I love the peacocks. I think they want inside.
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Those are great! I have yet to try anything with a zipperReplyDelete
love your bags - great job I rarely make anything that needs a zipper I don't know why I do know how to put them in :)ReplyDelete
Nice bags for organizing!ReplyDelete
I'm with the birds. Great projects this week. We have a IB/byAnnie challenge coming up later in the year. It will be a challenge since I am not good at following directions. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
You're a woman after my own heart -- I'm always tweaking patterns to suit my taste (or my stash). Your See-It-All Pouch is lovely! And thanks for the heads-up about the folio pattern ... let us know if you do anything else from the book! : )ReplyDelete
Very nice bags indeed. I always enjoy seeing your projects and admiring your daughter's pets.ReplyDelete
Very cute bags!ReplyDelete
What pretty projects!! Thanks for the review on the Book and Tool Folio pattern. I'll be sure to give that one a skip!ReplyDelete
LOVE the gorgeous baby peacocks, but I'm not a fan of a screaming adult peacock outside my bedroom window. Happy sewing. :)ReplyDelete
Love the gorgeous peacocks. Lovely bags you have made!ReplyDelete
Great little projects!! the second one has the same coloring as your peacocks - haha!ReplyDelete
Such lovely projects... thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your hand stitching today!
Great projects and gorgeous fabric! Your daughter has very clever sensible birds!ReplyDelete
Love your projects. I especially like the fabric you chose for the folio cover. Oh, and by the way, you know those are guinea fowl, right?ReplyDelete
So pretty! I love sewing up pouches. So sorry those directions weren't clear but you did well! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Those bags are gorgeous. Love all the fabrics. How fun to have peacocks for pets.ReplyDelete
The pouch and the folio are both fantastic! Such pretty fabrics too. I do enjoy seeing your daughter’s peacocks.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions!
oh wow, awesome projects!ReplyDelete
those birds at Jaci's are just too much!!