4.15.2013

Little Folks

Dear followers,

I would really really love to get my hand on some Little Folks Voile by
the very lovely Anna Maria Horner.

Hawthorne Threads has *almost* the whole collection and it's on sale.

Unfortunately, they don't cut FQs and I don't want to buy 1/2y 
(ok I do. But it's too expensive).

So, if any of you were interested in splitting 1/2yards with me so we could both get FQs, 
I would be very very happy!

I'm sure your husbands, boyfriend of whoever you live with 
would be very grateful too since voile makes very very soft quilts.

With all my love,
Marika xxx

That's what I would get. What is not circled is what they don't have anymore.

p.s : if nobody wants to share, I'll probably end up buying 1/2 yards anyway.
I'll be mad at myself for about 0.00001 minute for doing that but then I'll be
excited to get to play with this lovely fabric.

p.s 2 : it would be approximately $65 each to split a 1/2 yard bundle. 

4.14.2013

The Art Student Tote

The other day, I saw the Art Student Tote on someone's blog and 
I loved it so much that I HAD TO have one.
And I knew exactly what fabric I would use so I bought the pattern
and waited very patiently for it to arrive...
(it went from Atlanta to Miami (???) and finally here but it didn't bring the sun with him)


First of all, I love it. 
I have no idea what I will do with it but I love it.
It's big, looks very well done and the pattern is very well written.
Not once I had to stop, scratch my head and figure out what to do !! 


I used Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in black for the main exterior fabric and the two purple prints are by Lourdes Sanchez. I bought them a while ago and was very happy to use them because they were always meant to be used in a bag.

I made the same modifications as Holly's to make the bag a bit more sturdy.
It means that I used interfacing on pretty much every piece of the pattern and I added fusible fleece to the handles and the exterior of the bag. 
I love that it stands on it's own and I feel like it'll last for a long time :) 


Just to show you how big it is, I *tried* to take a picture of my cats in there.
I had to give them temptations and the picture is still blury but it makes me laugh
because this means that my bag can hold 30lbs of cat !


btw, I'm now on Instagram because I bought myself an Iphone !!
If you want to follow me, I'm here !
Let me know who you are so I can follow you too :)

4.07.2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes - April

I promise, things will go back to normal (me posting more often) very soon.
I finished my intership last Friday and only have 3 more weeks left of school.

After that, I'll be SEWING !!! Yay :)

Anyway. I will have to finish my April goal since it's for a swap and I have to send it before the end of the month. Easy peasy.

I was really excited to get my partner in the Modern She Made swap.
We have similar taste and I know her a little bit, which makes it even more fun !

She wanted a mini quilt, pillow or sewing machine cover and that's what I settled for since 
I've never made one.

This was my initial fabric pull - scrappy, bright colors. 


And I made this with it 
(of course I ended up using only a few prints) 


I used some white on white print for the background because I thought it would add some interest.

Now, I'm stuck because I have no idea how to quilt the thing !
Any idea/suggestions are very welcome :)