This Weekend

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wide Mouth Zipper Bags by jenib320
Wide Mouth Zipper Bags, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Last week was a bit off, but I still managed to get a few things done.  We had a heat warning, long days of 105, and Michael's parents were here for the weekend.  Funny how little changes to your routine can throw you off! We had a great visit, but as a creature of habit, I'm ready for a new week, that's hopefully less hot! ;)

I finally got around to trying out Anna's new bag tutorial for the wide-mouth zippered pouch! I made two medium size pouches and they were a lot of fun! I used up some fabrics that had been in my stash for a while, which is always nice, Farmdale and Katie Jump Rope! As always, Anna's tutorials are fantastic! Make sure to check it out!

You can find the tutorial here, and additional size options here.

Snack Mat by jenib320
Snack Mat, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I needed some procrastination sewing last week, so I pulled out some orphaned quilt blocks. I used this partially finished block from 2010, added another round and turned it into a snack mat for my sewing room.  I have a terrible habit of eating on my cutting mat, so hopefully this will help keep spills contained!

Row Markers by jenib320
Row Markers, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
It was time to retire my very fancy notecard/safety pin row markers with something a bit more durable! After seeing a photo Tammy posted on Instagram of hers, I knew I had to make some too.  She uses plastic embroidery floss bobbins! Isn't that so clever? I jazzed mine up with washi tape! I'm excited to use them!

Form and Fabric Bundle by jenib320
Form and Fabric Bundle, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Some happy mail arrived this weekend, how delicious is this fat quarter stack from Form and Fabric? Margaret kindly sent along a pair of sweet goodie bags, and one is for you! Will give it away later this week!

Hello Kitty by jenib320
Hello Kitty, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
How could I resist!? It's been a bit weird lately, thinking back to what I was doing this time last year.  It was a turbulent time to say the least! We're quickly approaching a year here in Wisconsin, and I'm finally starting to feel truly settled.  I took photos of the entire apartment on Friday, thought it might be fun to share what a year later looks like!

Cookies by jenib320
Cookies, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Hope everyone had a happy 4th! We kept things pretty low-key because of the heat, but I did managed to bake some cookies.  Yes, I'm the crazy lady turning on the oven when it's over 100 degrees out.  Oh well, it was worth it!

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

Today I love the..
Smell of: Clean apartment
Sound of: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Taste of: Sesame seed bagel
Sight of: Sunshine
Feel of: Relaxing day

Good Things about Today:
- Fun morning with Michael's parents!
- Quiet Target run
- Just relaxing today
- Leftover cookies


  1. Your row markers are so cute!! Glad I could offer a little inspiration :)

  2. I must learn how to make some zipper pouches- or perhaps I just need a refresher in how to sew a zip!

    The snack mat looks good and the row markers are a great idea.

  3. You've had a productive weekend! More so than me, that's for sure. Love all your projects.

  4. I love the pouches! I know I will get around to making some once I get back to sewing. I am trying to take July off but we will see how that goes.

  5. Looking at that lovely pouch made with Farmdale fabric just reminded me of how much I love that fabric. I am a bit weather envious over your sunny days though as it is winter here and very dull the last few days.

  6. Love those Wide Mouth Zipper Bags and that FQ stack is yummy (as are your cookies!!)

  7. 105 degrees is hot, I'm just surprised you managed to move, let alone do stuff!! I love your new row markers, think I need to go washi tape hunting :))

  8. Love the idea of a snack mat; I willhave to find some darkish scraps to use to hide my spills between washes.
    Also, that stack of fabric looks beautiful. I have started crossing my fingers in anticipation of a giveaway.

  9. Zip-a-dee-do-da. Fabulous pouches. Fabulous give away.
    Kathy Gordon

  10. Not too sound too un-savvy about sewing and quilting, but what do you do with the row markers?

  11. The pouches are so cute and your tute makes them look like a project I could take on - despite the zipper LOL. Looking forward to the other sizes.

  12. I love the wide mouth zippered bags! Thanks so much for the link to the pattern. I'll have to make them now.

  13. The pouches are so nice,I love. Thanks for the link tutorial!

  14. Love the row markers! I definitely have to make some of those... So I guess I'll be hunting for some fun washi tape!

  15. love the pouches of course. :) they're so fun! glad you're feeling settled, that's always a good thing. Oh and those cookies, I've been holding off on baking, but I think this week I'll definitely have to, I need chocolate!!!

  16. Ooh, fab idea with those row markers, I just use boring binder clips

  17. I love the bags, especially the cirle fabric with flowered lining. I always think the inside should look as good as the outside.

  18. The row markers are awesome, and Tammy is so sweet. :) I love your new pouches, too! Hi, George!

    Also, I can't believe it's been a year for you in Wisconsin!


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