Participating in this Sew Mama Sew Giveaway was just as fun as the last one. My mouth is watering with some of your favorite summer drinks – Mojoto, rose wine, gin & tonic, blackberry lemon tea, white wine spritzer, elderflower cordial, Pimm’s Cup #1, water w/strawberries and basil, lavender lemonade, Arnold Palmer, pear cider – just to name a few!
The winner of the “Passport Bag” is Alexis of cobcottagecraft.com. Her favorite summer drink is rhubarb lemonade. Congratulations! I hope you’ll love you new bag!
The strap is 1 1/4″ x 50″. The dimensions are 7 1/2″ x 10″.
A big thanks to everyone who submitted an entry. I truly am flattered that you took the time to visit my blog to enter the Giveaway. I do have a few of these bags for sale in my Etsy shop, if you care to take a peek.
I’m always thinking about new things to make with my fabric stash. Recently I noticed wristlets on some Etsy sites. So I made up a few in my own style. Shortly after posting photos of one on social media, I had the follow text conversation with my daughter.
I was so excited when my daughter told me wristlets were popular (I had no idea) and that she wanted one for Christmas! I always put super high value on positive comments given by a young person. Because then I feel a teenie weenie bit hip.
After our conversation I immediately started cutting out a few more. I am offering up this one made with Lotta Jansdotter fabric for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!
The wristlet is accented with hand-dyed cotton trim and a tie-dyed wristband.
ANYONE can enter the giveaway! To enter just tell me your favorite holiday food in the “comments” section. If you are unable to leave a comment, you can email me your answer at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to enter TWICE, “like” Modern Home Ec on Facebook (just let me know you have done so in your comment.) The giveaway is open through December 13, 2013. The winner will be notified by December 15. You can enter more giveaways at Sew Mama Sew!
A few months ago I posted photos of some beautiful hand-dyed fabrics in Great Weekend for Dyeing. I felt they were too pretty to cut up, but I finally took the plunge and made a few things. Here are two fold over bags.
I sewed on leather handles. A first for me. I just got a new machine that can do this. (40 year old Elna Super – I still love you and will always keep you.) The inside is fully lined with an Amy Butler print fabric. (Side note – I had the good fortune of attending an Amy Butler workshop in Los Angeles this past Saturday, and she truly is a rock star. Also the nicest – and possibly tallest – woman on the planet.)
Is it just my imagination, or are cats suddenly super cool? I have been noticing cute cat pictures and videos everywhere on social media, many posted by young, hip, style makers. I think there was a time when only “crazy cat ladies” freely admitted their love for cats. I’ve always loved cats, so I’m glad they are getting the public adoration they deserve.
So I thought now is a good time to use up my cat fabric straps and make some pom pom pouches with them. Maybe some cool cat lover will buy one!
They are all made with over-dyed cat print fabric and tie-dyed fabric. They are lined with a contrasting print fabric.
All three of these pouches are for sale in my Etsy shop.
I had been waiting since spring for this Andover fabric to be available. The collection, “Mi Famalia,” is designed by Jesus Cruz who is an artist that lives in my city of Riverside, California. Both my husband and I are thrilled by this fabric – me, because I sew, and my husband, because he actually had Jesus as a student in a printmaking class several years ago at our local community college when Jesus was beginning his art career. My husband, Michael, can say “I knew him when…..!”
So far, with the fabric, I’ve made two totes. Same pattern with variations.
The totes are also lined with fabrics from the collection. They have two interior pockets.
The long strap tote sold before I had a chance to list it (I’m sure I’ll make more!), But the short handle one is for sale on Etsy.
I seem to alternate between using new fabric and fabric from my stash. These two bags were made from fabric from my altered fabric stash. I had a lot of fun piecing together patchwork designs to make these classic square totes.
This varied patchwork is made from fabric that was tie-dyed in several small batches.
This square patchwork is made from fabric from JoAnn’s that was bleached and over-dyed.
They are lined with hand-dyed fabric and have two interior pockets. They are have a layer of cotton batting for stability.