Sunday, January 6, 2013

almost done but not quite

I may not be done but my faithful assistant Tink sure is. This started with giving her, her gift in a paper bag and she thought she should be opening everything. We helped but she took it to another level.

On to my finishes for this week.

I'm still working on my Christmas  gifts.   This is a combo of 2 tutorials.
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I got this brainstorm that combining these 2 tutorials would give me the makings of the perfect makup bag. I then just couldn't let it go at that.  I felt the need to add vinyl to the lining fabric to make it water resistant. That's why in the photo it's so shiny.

This is another picture taken of the bag inside and it makes it look more like the size it is.  I would have tried some more but taking pictures was getting old.

This gives you a good view of the wide mouth.  So easy to do following the tutorial.

Here is another pouch.  It went to my sister.  The original one I made for her didn't have a strap and it was just a little too small for the stuff she chooses to carry.

It's lined in this very sweet flannel.

So I still need to make 2 - 3 more pouches and a set of placemats this week and then i should be done with Christmas 2012.

Then on to the " In Your Words Blog Hop"  which starts tomorrow.  Here is the total list of players, their links and date to Hop.  Please stop by and check them out.  It should be a great couple of blogging weeks.

Monday, January 7
Kwilty Pleasures (Kathy G.)
Debby Kratovil Quilts (Debby K.))
Sew Darn Quilt (Carolyn R.)
Traveling Quilter (Debbie A.)
Just Let Me Quilt (Carol S.)
Vroomans Quilts (Sharon V.)
Cate's Linens (Catherine R.)
Nini and the Sea (Denise)
Sew Much 2 Luv (Karen)

Tuesday, January 8
Piece Peace (Patricia G.)
A Stitch in Time (Patty D.)
krislovesfabric (Kris T.)
Grandmamas Stories (Jane H.)
Till We Quilt Again (Helen E.)
The Slow Quilter (Felicia F.)

Wednesday, January 9
Kathy's Quilts (Kathy W.)
Sunshine Quilting (Martina S.)
Doodling in My Mind (Darla R.)
Grammie Q's (Charlotte M.)
Dancing Moon (Carla B.)
The Fuzzy Hat Quilter (Laura Ann)

Thursday, January 10
Just Sew Sue (Sue B.)
Scrappy 'n Happy (Jess R.)
Little Mushroom Cap (Amira A.)
Sowing Stitches (Beulah aka. Carol)
Just Quilt It (Kathy G.)

Friday, January 11
Jane's Fabrics (Jane R.)
Jane's Quilting (Jane C.)
Nuts 4 Redwork (Heide W.)
Bits and Pieces (Martha R.)
Life in Every Breath (Jennifer B.)
Quilting Lines (Patricia L.)
Meadowbrook (Kristen K.)
Count It All Joy! (Denise P.)
Sophie Junction (Sophie W.)

Monday, January 14
Clothes and Crafts (Maria K.)
Simple Sew (Shirley T.)
Woolie Mammoth (Anna B.)
RocknQuilts (Mary Ann)
Quiltsmiles (Jane E.)

Tuesday, January 15
BQuiltin Studio (Beverly K.)
Hill Valley Quilter (Britt-Inger)
Bumbleberry Stitches (Theresa K.)
In Stitches and Seams (Annette S.)
Englating (Marica from Sweden)
Stitchin by the Lake (Marlene B.)
Selina Quilts (Selina)
Sheila's Quilt World (Sheila M.)
Sew Mollie Sue, Quilt Much? (Pamela A.)

Read, Quilt, Cook, Pray (Aletta)
Sew We Quilt (Mdm. Samm)


  1. Tink had one heck of a fabulous fun Christmas! :) Too cute!
    I'm looooooooooooving that triple zip bag. Totally cool!

  2. I had a puppy that love "helping" to open any present... Christmas or birthday or whatever. Of course, she was an expert at opening her own presents...

    Love that triple zipper bag! Great idea and fab execution too!

  3. Wow, you keep on amazing me with all the sewing you do.
    Love the zippered bags, however I am still very tentative about trying to sew with zips, I have not had good experiences.
    Another blog hop, will be interesting
    Keep up the great work, love seeing what you are making

  4. Hi Selina!!! My pretty pouch and hot pads have arrived safely!!! Thanks so much..this was far more than I was expecting!!! I had kind of forgot with all the happings and was so excited to get a gift in the mail!!! It is all wonderful!!! Thank You

  5. oh my! Love how you combined the patterns! Good going!


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