Sunday, September 23, 2012

This Weekend

Sidekick Tote by Jeni Baker
Sidekick Tote, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Sunday! I've been busy at the sewing machine this weekend! I'm so glad you all enjoyed Friday's striped drawstring bag tutorial! I can't wait to see your bags! :)

It's that time again! Anna of Noodle Head just came out with a new bag pattern, the Sidekick Tote!  I had to make it right away!   It was absolutely perfect timing, I was just itching for a new bag in Fall colors! This bag is quite mature looking compared to my last few bags, which were very patchwork-y.  I do love patchwork, but it's nice to have something a bit more sophisticated every once and a while too!

I used some chambray leftover from my first Tova, some delicious prints from Rock n' Romance by Pat Bravo and Pure Element solids in White Linen and Honey!

Sidekick Tote by Jeni Baker
Sidekick Tote, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Sidekick Tote by Jeni Baker
Sidekick Tote, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I love, love, love the way this bag turned out.  I'm so proud of it! One of my favorite things about Anna's patterns is I always learn something new.  With this bag I learned to do a recessed zipper, a bias bound front pocket, and a fancy adjustable strap!  It came together quickly and easily, a great pattern! Thanks as always, Anna! :)

You can find the Sidekick Tote Pattern on Anna's blog, here.

Zakka Sewing Kit by Jeni Baker
Zakka Sewing Kit, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I was feeling the need for a quick, just-because project this weekend (and I was procrastinating), so I finally pulled out Zakka Style by Rashida Coleman-Hale to make this awesome sewing kit! The sewing kit pattern was designed by Theresia Cookson, and it's great! It came together super quick, and it's so cute! Perfect for Traveling Handmade to Sewing Summit!

Zakka Sewing Kit by Jeni Baker
Zakka Sewing Kit, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
For my kit I used prints from Rock n' Romance and Summerlove by Pat Bravo, and some scraps of linen from my stash!

Mollie Makes Issue 16 by Jeni Baker
Mollie Makes Issue 16, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I spent a good few hours on Saturday cleaning off my laptop's desktop, and came across these photos that I never shared! I was so honored and excited to have my Patchwork Picnic Quilt featuring Pat Bravo's Summerlove collection in the 16th issue of Mollie Makes!

Mollie Makes Issue 16 by Jeni Baker
Mollie Makes Issue 16, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Mollie Makes Issue 16 by Jeni Baker
Mollie Makes Issue 16, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I love this magazine, and I had a major geek-out seeing my name in it! The fact that one of their taglines is "Making | Thrifting | Collecting | Crafting"? It's like they knew exactly what I like!

Concentric Circles by Jeni Baker
Concentric Circles, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Today's major project has been quilting.  I'm working on the quilting for my final Sewing Summit project! After doing lots of free-motion quilting in the last few months, I needed a bit of break, so I decided to try something new! With the help of Blooming Poppies' great post, I'm quilting concentric circles!  They're pretty organic, but that's okay, I'm loving how it's turning out so far.  And thankfully they look much better from further away, haha!

George by Jeni Baker
George, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
George!

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Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh air
Sound of: Harry Potter 5 audio book
Taste of: Roasted pumpkin seeds
Sight of: Clear skies
Feel of: Wool socks

Good Things about Today:
- Productive day
- Happy George!
- Been keeping the apartment pretty clean

13 comments:

  1. Oh that Sidekick Tote looks fabulous! I might have to run off and buy that pattern.

    I don't have that issue of Mollie Makes yet! I need to get it! Congrats on being in there.

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  2. I love the Harry Potter audio books while I work, too.

    www.munchkinquilts.blogspot.com

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  3. I love that sewing kit so much - the fabric you chose is so gorgeous! Congrats on the feature in Mollie Makes magazine; that issue isn't out yet here in Australia, so it's something for me to look forward to (it's one of my favourite magazines to curl up on the couch with).

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  4. Omigosh your bag is gorgeous, Jeni! Can't wait until I have a spare moment to make one of those myself! Love the zakka roll, too.

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  5. Fabulous bag! Love the pattern.
    **cuddles to George**
    Esther.

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  6. I really don't know which I love more, your tote or the sewing pouch! You are so clever with your fabric choices, I am in awe :)

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  7. Cute bag ~ love Noodlehead's designs and the sewing pouch is my favorite (I've made a ridiculous amount of them for me and friends).
    I've got that issue of Mollie Makes ~ I haven't looked at it yet and excited that you've got a pattern in there!
    George ~ as always ~ looks adorable!

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  8. Very cute bag, REally like your choice of colors. Congrats on being in Mollie Makes, I love that magazine. Isn't Harry Potter great? Wish she would write another book.

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  9. the bag is gorgeous! and so perfectly sewn too. beautiful. :)

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  10. Love the sewing kit! I really have to do one for myself, but still figuring out how bit should it be! ;)

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  11. Your new bag is so nice! And I really enjoyed the Zakka Style sewing kit pattern. It was fun and fast to make! Hi, George!!

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  12. Thank you for your last thought, "today I love...", going to use it in a 6th grade class this Friday...

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