This Week

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Bag by jenib320
New Bag, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Made a new bag for shopping at Sewing Summit! I used the Jane Market Bag pattern with my usual edits: fusible fleece, interfacing in the pocket and handles, 6" strip added to lengthen handles, and peltex in the bottom.

I decided right away to use the Japanese milk cap fabric from Ayumi's shop and pulled the other fabrics from the cap colors. I used Quilter's Linen for the outside, Japanese milk cap fabric for the pocket, Lizzy House's 1001 peeps for the center, Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow and Aviary for the handles and a thrifted stripe for the interior!

Name Tag! by jenib320
Name Tag!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Finished up my name tag! Used some ric-rac to help up the cool factor! Makes me think of dinosaur spikes :)

New Dots by jenib320
New Dots, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Yippee! Finally finished off this iconic Pyrex bowl set! I have had the middle two bowls for a while, but when I was recently gifted the green bowl (Thanks again Sandy!!), I had to finish it up! :)

Pyrex by jenib320
Pyrex, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Was happy to find this partial Verde bowl set at the thrift today for $5! I was in need of a bowl set to actually use as everyday bowls. The goofy thing is, I had the 404, but got rid of it before I moved! Oh well :)

Thrifting by jenib320
Thrifting, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
This week's vintage sheet haul! Some fun ones!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: New shampoo
Sound of: Jack Johnson
Taste of: Grilled cheese (with bacon!)
Sight of: Clean sewing room
Feel of: Warm afternoon sun

Good Things about Today:
- Productive morning.
- Happy mail!
- Nice sunny day!
- Kitty photos!


  1. Aww, George.. you always make me smile. Those green bowls are super pretty too... oh and your name tag is super-riffic!

  2. buen modelo y lindo diseño,

  3. I adore the name tag and of course the pyrex!

  4. Dinosaur spikes? I was thinking of Shark Bunny!


  5. Great post on Sew we quilt! I love your tutorial too!

  6. The bag is gorgeous and that's a cute name tag.
    Thank you for your tutorial over at Sew We Quilt.

  7. Hi Jeni,
    I am one of your followers over from Madame Samm's. I Loved your Coaster Tutorial!! I am one of those Wannabes so it looks simple enough as a first Project!! I LOVE your Name Tag!!! I Won a Go! Baby yesterday from Sara at Sew Sweetness so I am just dying to read your review below!! Have a Great Day Jeni!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  8. Jeni, I'm new to your blog from Stash Manicure. I finally was able to follow, it took a while for it to work for me. Anyway, I wanted to tell you of a blog I think you'd enjoy. It's called The Raspberry Rabbits, and it's run by Michelle (Shell) May. She has two pet rabbits and they are as adorable as yours. She is a folk artist and quilts and makes patterns in her at home studio. She's a really great gal. Love your blog and can't wait to read more. Thanks. Debbie from Designs by Debbie and Dixie Too! blog.

  9. I love giant rick rack - it's sew much fun!

  10. Hi, Jeni-
    I found your blog from Wantobe Quilter with Madame Samm. I love your big star quilt/wall hanging - love the colors!! I'm your newest follower!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

  11. Hi Jeni I want to thank you for your coaster pattern and breaking it down so easily for us over at Madame Samm's. I really like your blog, bright, colorful and informative. The bag and george is a delight. I have become a follower so I will thank madame Samm for sending you to us...take care and have a wonderful day

  12. Enjoyed the posting at Mme. Samm's today.

  13. Hey Jeni would you recommend that tote for a grocery bag? I need to make a few grocery bags and was wondering about the size. Love yours! Also the dotted bowls!!!

  14. I can't get over the awesomeness of your name tag. It's so fun! And I wonder how much goodness you can stuff in that shopping bag at Summit!
    Hi George!

  15. Love your sweet little nametag. You are sooo creative.

  16. So fun! Love the nametag! I suppose I should decide if I'm going to go to Sewing Summit so I can make mine. :)


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