Tuesday, October 17, 2017

bagmaker tuesday #1 (new linky party)


Hello lovelies, happy Tuesday to you all!

You've probably noticed I love sewing bags and pouches a lot. And I mean A LOT!!! In fact, they are my most favorite projects to work on, so I decided to start a linky party devoted completely to celebrating our in-progress as well as finished bags and pouches.

Here's what I have in mind. Every Tuesday I'm planning on showing a few photos and a description of a project I made as well as linking up to relevant patterns, tutorials, or supplies I used so you can check them out if interested. I'll also be doing some giveaways, but the part I'm most excited about is seeing all the projects you guys are working on (there will be a link in the bottom of each post so you can share your blog or Instagram photo with us all).

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To start things off, I made myself a new Nina Wristlet.


I used this beautiful Maker Maker linen by Sarah Golden for the exterior of my pouch and I'm so happy with the way it turned out.

This was a fun pouch to make and while the addition of zippers and piping might make it a bit too challenging for a complete beginner, it's definitely not too difficult for someone who's made a few bags or pouches before.


What makes this pouch a perfect wallet for me is the addition of card slots in the lining (this is the large size pouch, the small size has four card slots).


I wasn't sure whether to make a wrist strap since the pouch will be mostly happily nestled in my purse, but I like the way it turned out and I'm quite sure the wristlet will see a lot of use in the next few months.

Now it's your turn. Have you made any pouch, purse, tote, or a bag lately? If so please click on the link below to share your blog or IG photo. I can't wait to see what you guys have been working on.

Wishing you all a happy and creative day. Svetlana


Thursday, October 12, 2017

handmade sale (oct. 2017)


Hello, welcome everyone!


I'm happy to say it's time for yet another round of Handmade Sale. This time it's all about  pouches and bags and I hope you will find something you like (photo above is just a sampling of what's up for grabs).

Click here to go directly to my etsy shop.

Happy shopping and thank you :)

Svetlana




Monday, October 9, 2017

minimalist patchwork pillow


I am a huge fan of Louise Gray's beautifully modern quilts and home decor. So, when I was trying to come up with an idea for a new pillow cover for our living room I decided a Louise Gray inspired pillow was finally in order :)



Super simple, isn't it? That's what I love about it.

I turned the pillow top into a small quilt sandwich by adding thin cotton batting and backing fabric, and did a bit of hand quilting using sashiko thread.


And then I used this lovely striped fabric from my stash for the pillow back and added an invisible zipper.


I think it will fit right in with its other "pillow friends" :).

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And now I'm curious. Do you like making pillow covers? If so what kind of closure do you like most? Invisible zipper, regular zipper, envelope closure, or perhaps buttons? Do tell. I'd love to know.

Talk to you soon. Svetlana


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

HST irish chain quilt

Well, hello there!

How are you all doing? Is it nice and warm where you live as well? We've been enjoying summer temperatures in the last few days but I'm quite excited for autumn to finally show up. Fingers crossed it will cool down soon :) 


And, as luck would have it, I have a very autumn inspired quilt I designed for issue 51 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine to share with you today.



What do you think? I've become quite obsessed with simple, minimalist, mostly solid quilts and I absolutely love how this HST Irish Chain quilt turned out.

Oh, and I somehow can't stop hand quilting my quilts! I find it to be so very relaxing and seem to enjoy it more and more with every quilt I make.

photo courtesy of  LPQ magazine
 
I was originally going to make HSTs black, but the editor requested I use different color instead so I went with orange, my mom's favorite color, and made this quilt just for her. I do, however, plan on making a black and white one just as soon as I can find some free time (which will probably not happen any time soon but it's good to dream :)).


 QUILT STATS
finished size: 70" square
fabrics used: Kona Snow and Orange
batting: Warm and White
thread for hand quilting: perle cotton

UPDATE: This quilt is inspired by a beautiful Irish Chain Quilt by Denyse Schmidt from her book Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration


Thanks for reading friends. Wishing you all a happy and creative day. Svetlana


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

the essential pouch (new pdf pattern)


Hello everyone!

I'm super excited to share my newest pdf pattern with you today.


This is a beginner friendly pouch pattern and includes instructions and measurements to make four different sizes to fit one's needs.

Finished dimensions of each pouch are: (wide on bottom x tall x deep)
small – 5 ½” x 3 ½” x 1 ½”
medium -  7” x 5” x 2”
large – 8 ½” x 6” x 2 ½”
extra large -  8 ¾” x 7” x 3”



I had so much fun combining fabric, zippers, and leather zipper pulls to make these pouches. 

I love how they all sort of go together but are not too matchy - matchy. Although now that I think about it two or more of these pouches in the same fabric would make a lovely pouch set to gift or to keep, of course :)


My kids already put dibs on the three smaller pouches while I was working on the pattern, but I managed to claim the extra large one for myself as it's a perfect size for my in - progress knitting project.


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The Essential Pouch pattern is now available for sale at my etsy shop or you can purchase it directly by clicking on the button below. 

And, for the next 48 hours you can get it at an introductory price of $5.00 (after that the price will be $7.00).



Happy sewing friends. Svetlana

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

flower shop tote


Issue 51 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine is now out and I'm happy to say you can find two of my projects featured inside. One is a quilt (which I'll share a bit later since I still need to take proper photos) and the other one is this super sweet Flower Shop Tote.


There are so many of my favorite things combined in this tote bag - simple patchwork, adorable Cotton and Steel fabric, Essex linen, hand quilting, as well as leather and brass accents. 

Each square forming a patchwork pocket was cut at 2.5" which would make this a perfect tote to feature one's favorite mini charm packs.



And, because making just one tote bag is pretty much impossible for me, I also whipped up this Liberty version of Flower Shop Tote. 

Love, love, love !!!!




Wishing you all a happy and creative day. Svetlana
 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

new screen printed fabric panels in shop



Hello lovelies,

I just wanted to pop in real quick to let you know I've added lots of screen printed panels to my etsy shop.

Hope you'll find something you like and I can't wait to see what you create :)

Svetlana



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