Saturday, November 16, 2013

Modernista Holiday swap

Can't say too much just incase my secret partner happens upon my blog but I made this for my swap partner and I am hoping she likes it. I will be mailing it out this week so I will know soon. I can't believe how fast the Holidays are approaching I am working hard to finish many handmade Christmas presents will post as I get them done. The list is long.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Amy Butler Weekender

So I finally tackled the Amy Butler weekender bag. I have to admit I have had this pattern for over a year and have pulled it out several times to look over the supplies and instructions. I was more than discouraged when reading the tools needed, seam ripper was third on the list. For me this is not a good sign. HA. I did figure out later that you need it to open up the fabric for your zipper, which would have been great if ONLY thats what I used it for. I did have some troubles with the zipper but not with actually putting it in. I DID NOT look at the pattern right and thought there were 4 pieces but  there were only supposed to be 3 actual pattern pieces ( if I had only understood that you needed to tape the one piece to the  top panel piece to make it longer) so as I am going step by step and went to attach the top panel with bottom to main panel I was about 9 inches too short. AGH........ I had to take the whole dang thing apart get another zipper altogether ADD the 9 inches to the top panel now I have 3 extra seams, I was also trying to figure out why it called for a 30 inch zipper when I only used about 21 inches HA HA HA Jokes on me, BUT I tackled it. I succeeded and I DID IT!!!!!!!!!! Add that to my list of accomplishments. It is quite high on the list just below happily married for 20 years and 5 great kids. I am so happy with the way it turned out I used all my scraps and the only thing I had to buy supply wise was the Peltex and the interfacing. TADA.......