Lined, Draw-String Fish Bag

 My daughter is going to Hawaii and she wanted a little bag to keep her mask in so it wouldn’t get scratched by all the sand in her beach bag.  I found this tutorial on In Color Order blog.  It is the best tutorial & and the bags come out darling!  I love that they are fully lined.  My daughter choose the tropical fish fabric.  I would have sewn the ties out of fabric – but I ran out of time so we just used ribbon.  Now I must make a dozen of these for me!!

Snappy Bag

I found this tutorial for these “Snappy Bags” at Just Another Hang Up . They are the cutest things ever! And such great instructions. You use a cut up tape measure inside the bags so they “snap” together! Ella and I made 38 of them for Valentine’s Day Gifts.


Snappy Bag

I found this tutorial for these “Snappy Bags” at Just Another Hang Up . They are the cutest things ever! And such great instructions. You use a cut up tape measure inside the bags so they “snap” together! Ella and I made 38 of them for Valentine’s Day Gifts.


Just Made This Tote Bag!


I just made this tote bag from Bijou Lovely Designs. It is a great tutorial with easy to follow instructions. That bag is a perfect size for the beach. Wait till you see the fabric I choose! It’s for a gift.

Just Made This Tote Bag!


I just made this tote bag from Bijou Lovely Designs. It is a great tutorial with easy to follow instructions. That bag is a perfect size for the beach. Wait till you see the fabric I choose! It’s for a gift.

Sewing Marathon

My friend came to visit for the weekend. All we did was buy fabric, sew, and listen to country music – that is so my kind of weekend! Here are a few projects we made. (There were 2 other small quilts and a table runner that I didn’t get pictures of because we were so busy!)

The quilt is for her little boy’s toddler bed.
These items are for her little girl’s birthday. We made a skirt, headband, and cross-body purse. I love the fabrics!

Sewing Marathon

My friend came to visit for the weekend. All we did was buy fabric, sew, and listen to country music – that is so my kind of weekend! Here are a few projects we made. (There were 2 other small quilts and a table runner that I didn’t get pictures of because we were so busy!)

The quilt is for her little boy’s toddler bed.
These items are for her little girl’s birthday. We made a skirt, headband, and cross-body purse. I love the fabrics!

End of the Year Teacher Gifts

One of Ella’s teachers is a boy – so I didn’t know what to give him. He has a 2-yr old, so I thought I would whip up one of the “sally” dresses – turned out cute – he loved it!For Ella’s other teacher, I made a cute quilted zippered bag. It was my first time quilting – I had several problems with it – but in the end it turned out darling.
Ella made some bottle cap pendants to go inside the purse – I love these.



End of the Year Teacher Gifts

One of Ella’s teachers is a boy – so I didn’t know what to give him. He has a 2-yr old, so I thought I would whip up one of the “sally” dresses – turned out cute – he loved it!For Ella’s other teacher, I made a cute quilted zippered bag. It was my first time quilting – I had several problems with it – but in the end it turned out darling.
Ella made some bottle cap pendants to go inside the purse – I love these.