Friday, June 14, 2013

Tammy Bag Blog Hop

The time has come for the big reveal, our wonderful Tammy bags and their contents.  The great pattern by Mdm Samm was a joy to follow. Lots and lots of photos for us visual types made the process mistake proof.



My biggest problem is that we were asked to take pictures of the contents of our bags to show how we intend to use them.  The first bag that I made (of course I made more than 1) is so darn cute that I really don't intend on using it. I just want to place it on a shelf and admire it.




That was the response I got from everyone I showed it to.  My sister has a shelf  full of the bags I have made for her over the years that she admires on a regular basis and she assures me that there would be a space for this one if it needs a home.  Of course I don't know what the 7 Hexies hop will be about and I may just need this bag for that.

When I gave serious thought to bag 2 I thought about contents before construction and I determined that I needed a bag to put my "socks in progress" in.  I always have a sock on the needles for when I just need mindless busy hands.





I tried out the current skein of yarn and the started sock and as you can see it just wasn't going to work out as I envisioned it.  Solution to the problem, enlarge the bag.  I can't imagine life without the magnify button on the copy machine.  1st I found a larger closure.  Then I took the original closure and blew it up on the copier till it matched in size the new one. It turned out to be 130%.  I then took the pattern and blew it up to 130%. Perfect.





Above and beyond the fact that the second bag is bigger than the first, Bag 2 is slightly different from bag 1 because miss know-it-all didn't bother to open the instructions. I just played it by ear. I did intentionally not trim the outer pockets because I didn't have a fabric I liked with the fabric I choose for the bag. I did forget to sew the seams in the pockets. 



Then, if you look at the picture of the inside you won't find pockets at all.  Found the pieces for the inside pockets on the floor under the table much later.  Not much of a mistake for my intended use.  I will probably make a matching zip pouch if I find that I really need to have the pocket inside.

See the whole skein fits just fine, I think I could fit another in if I needed too.





Here is a picture of the girls, Tammy and her big sis.



I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the hop and that you will find the time to visit all of the participants of this great event.  Thanks to Mdm Samm for her pattern and her never failing energy as the head cheerleader.

Here is a list of todays players.  June 14th ( friday)

Selina  (You are here)

55 comments:

  1. Selina your bags are wonderful!!! I must admit the pic with the skein of yarn sticking out made me giggle...thanks for sharing!

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  2. Both your bags are too cute! I too love the picture of the big skein of yarn sticking up. lol... great job - Have fun hopping around.
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  3. Your bags are wonderful! You did a great job.

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  4. I too giggled at the yarn - lol ... good work - enjoyed your Tammy Bags

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  5. Love Tammy and her big sister! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Very clever of you to make the big sister! Great job!

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  7. Love your Tammys and the big one is so cool!

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  8. I love your Tammy and the big one is so awesome. Thanks for sharing

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  9. You have been busy with this. Love both of them Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  10. Hi Selina,
    your Tammy sisters are gorgeous, how could we ever live without these bags....
    Thanks for sharing and beeing part of this hop.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  11. Your bags are really nice, Selina. I think the regular-sized version would be right up my alley, since I'm not usually knitting very much. Good job on these!

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  12. Love your Tammy and her big sis! It is cool that you made the larger one for the large cones of thread!

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  13. Your bag is fabulous! I so love the colors.Thank you for participating in the hop.

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  14. Tammy and Big Tammy look both perfect to me! Awsome! :D

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  15. Your "Tammy" bags are wonderful...Love the fabrics and what you filled with it or not filled it with..lol. Have a fun day.

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  16. Simply genius coming up with Tammy's big sis. I could one of each!

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  17. I agree with sitting it on a shelf; it is cute!! Love the second one too...

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  18. I love them both but what a great idea to make the larger size! blessings, marlene

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  19. Both bags are great. Love the fabrics.

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  20. Great job. I like your enlarged version, even though the smaller holds a lot. Great fabrics.

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  21. as always how we cannot applaud your sense of humor and ingenuity, all classic in our eyes, love your bag

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  22. Super versions of Tammy original size and enlarged! Great fabric and colours! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. They are both so cute. Looks like the enlarged version worked up well too.

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  24. They are both darling. I love the green one.

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  25. Nice bags Selina. I think I may need to enlarge and make another bag to fit my larger frame. Since I am knitter too, I think a larger bag would be great for a knitting bag.

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  26. Very cute bags, but when you enlarged the pattern 130%, what size frame did you use? I don't know that my printer can do that! For me bigger is always better as I have a tendency to load things into a purse, some have referred to it as a "mobile file cabinet! These are great because you can color code them and use them for different purposes. From CA, thanks for sharing.

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  27. I like the idea of blowing up the size of the bag. Love the fabrics you chose!

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  28. Love the fabric you used on both of your bags. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. What a fun thing, Tammy and her big sister. And they are both so cute!

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  30. Wow! two great bags - I love them both!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  31. You are a genius!. I love both bags. But your method of enlarging is just pure smart. Still laughing at the huge skein of yarn in the bag. Great picture. ha ha

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  32. Mine is sitting on my dresser at the moment but still packed and ready to go. I know what you mean about admiring it. Of course, you have a volunteer to take it off your hands, LOL. Always, right?

    Clever to increase the size of the bag to hold the knitting articles, more up to purse sized. Different bags for different purposes! You need to come up with a name for the Big Sis!

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  33. LOVE both your Bags...green one is my Fave! :) Your are very creative...grrrrreat job on both!!!

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  34. Those bags are adorable! They would look so cute on a shelf, though it looks like you've made them quite usable. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  35. Love your bags, You did what I wanted, enlarged the pattern! You did a great job. I love it.

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  36. Wow that is one large bag! Clever way to enlarge the pattern to ensure it fit! Great job!

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  37. Your bags are both beautiful! Great job!

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  38. How could I have missed this???? I love your bags and enlarging it is a fabulous idea!!! Now I want to look for a bigger frame! See what you do to me!! LOL!

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  39. You are BRILLIANT!!!!! I love that large one! What size was your larger frame? Oh my, now how many of these bags do I have the fabric to make is the only question. Love love love you!!!hehehehe

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  40. Your bags are spectacular.Great job!!

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  41. Two words - Absolutely Gorgeous
    Judy

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  42. What beautiful bags, Great job with both of them
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  43. Very pretty bags. Great idea to enlarge it for your needs.

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  44. Great job enlarging the pattern!
    Beautiful bags!

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  45. I don't blame you for using bag #1 as art; it is gorgeous! Wow, the 2nd one is huge since I've seen how much everyone has been able to put in the original size. Great bags!

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  46. Love that fabric on the bigger bag, very nice. Great way to figure out how to enlarge the pattern.

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  48. Hello, Could you supply the name of the company you purchase your metal closures from? Thanks!

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