Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Shortcake for Riley Blake Designs

Hello first day of Spring! Sadly, it's going to rain today, but this Shortcake bag I made will brighten your day! I made the bag using the sweetest fabric line called Shortcake by Heidi Mutt (of the blog Fabric Mutt - she has great tutorials, books, and cuteness) for Riley Blake Designs. It's full of jam jars, strawberry baskets, orchard fruits, gingham, stripes, and of course sweet florals! So sweet,  bright, nostalgic, and cute! I just want to take this fabric with me on a picnic!

Shortcake Fabric by Heidi Mutt for Riley Blake Designs


I wanted to make the bag with fruit baskets in mind, so I definitely wanted something boxy. I hope I achieved that! 

Here's what I made:


Shortcake Bag
Shortcake Bag


Shortcake Bag
Shortcake Bag



Shortcake Bag

Shortcake Bag Details - Side View

Shortcake Bag - Side View

Details

Inside of bag

Inside of bag

Inside of bag

Details

Bottom of bag

Here's a video of the bag:





Shortcake fabric is available now, so check your local quilt/fabric shop or online!

I hope you enjoyed my Shortcake Bag! I'll have another project up soon so stay tuned!



Karen

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Someday for Riley Blake Designs

Hello! The little place I live thinks it's Spring, so I've been making things with flowers and prettiness in mind! I made a pretty Travel Bag using the prettiest fabric called Someday by Minki Kim (Minki is the author of Sew Illustrated, go check her blog out, you won't be disapointed!) for Riley Blake Designs. Someday has the prettiest florals, memories printed in text, and the cutest illustrations (which Minki is the best at!). 



I was inspired to make a Travel Bag as it's almost travel time for many families going on Spring Break. Sadly I'm not travelling anytime soon (twin toddlers are a nightmare to travel with!, but Someday (pun intended). I'll just dream of faraway places with my bag (hehe).

Here is what I made. Sidenote - I was so happy to finally use my bike! Haven't ridden it in probably five years and the tires were flat hehe, but makes for a great photoshoot!! Enjoy!


Someday Travel Bag



Someday Travel Bag



Someday Travel Bag



Someday Travel Bag with large pocket



Someday Travel Bag


Someday Travel Bag



Details

I used faux leather handles in blush. I got them from Japan five years ago when I last travelled there. The brand is Inazuma.

Someday Travel Bag

Pockets are my everything when I carry or make bags, so I added an essential pocket on the outside, deep enough to hold a small tablet, book, phone, keys, etc..

Someday Travel Bag



Inside of Bag



Detachable Strap


I hope you enjoyed my project. Someday Fabrics is available now, so check your local quilt shops or online! It really is pretty and inspiring!

Karen

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Simple Goodness for Riley Blake

Hello! With all this rain happening here in Sunny Southern California, I'm wishing for a bountiful spring full of flowers! Till then, I'll settle on Simple Goodness fabric by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs. Tasha runs the blog A Little Sweetness , and Simple Goodness is another series from her collections of pretty fabrics. Simple Goodness has the sweetest florals, cute illustrations, quilty blocks, and oh so much cuteness!

Simple Goodness Fabric


I decided to make an eight pointed star block, which is a print in Simple Goodness fabric! To make it even cuter, I hand appliqued the sweet scalloped border around the block. I then took this block and turned into a Readers Tote Bag (or dolly bag, Rosalie already stole it from me and stuffed her dollies in it). I added pleather handles to soften it up. 

Here's what I made:

Simple Goodness Reader Tote Bag


Simple Goodness Reader Tote Bag


Reader Tote Bag Details


Back of Tote

Side Exposed Gusset



Inside of Tote


Details


Five Star Quilt Block with hand appliqued scalloped border


Details

I hope you enjoyed my Reader Tote! Simple Goodness is out now, so check your local fabric shops or online!

See you soon!

Karen

Friday, February 8, 2019

Meow and Forever for Riley Blake Designs

Hello! Finally, the end of the week and I can finally share what I made with Meow and Forever by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs!
My Mind's Eye is a fabulous paper goods company that has the cutest stationary and print which has been carried into fabric!  Meow and Forever has the cutest cat themed prints. From paw prints to whiskers, and fish bones and sardines, this line is fun, pretty, and cute!



I decided to make a cute Project Holder Drawstring Bag. I used a nice thick bag stabilizer by Pellon so it can hold your current projects and tools too! The inside of the bag has continuous pockets to hold tools and such and a drawstring closure to keep it all together!

Take a look:

Project Drawstring Bag


Details of Drawstring top

The sardine print in mint green was definitely my favorite print! I love sardines! 

Bottom of the Bag

Bottom of the bag

Inside of the bag - multiple elastic pockets for tools and such.

Details of the bag

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Meow and Forever Fabric

Meow and Forever is out now so check your local quilt shop or online fabric shop to see if they have it!

On another note, I don't have a pattern for this cute bag yet. Many of you have been asking for my patterns, and that is something I'm currently working on. Check back soon or my Instagram for any updates!

Thank you friends for following along!

Karen

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Vintage Keepsakes for Riley Blake

Hello! Vintage Keepsakes by Beverly McCullogh (she has a fab website - www.flamingotoes.com) for Riley Blake Designs is pretty, floral, and dainty - the three cornerstones of perfect fabric in my opinion! When I got these lovely fabrics I knew I had to make it into a bag of some sort. Bags are my specialty!


Vintage Keepsakes by Beverly McCullogh for Riley Blake Fabrics

Vintage Keepsakes Fabric


I created an Everything Bag which is boxy (to hold a lot of stuff), has a drawstring closure (to hold even more stuff), and pockets galore (to hold everything in your kitchen sink!).

One of my favorite prints in this collection was the handkerchief print. I used this print as the base of the bag and went from there.

Here is what I made:


Everything Bag using Vintage Keepsake Fabric

Everything Bag

Front Pocket
Everything Bag

Front Pocket


Side Pocket - It can fit a tiny book

Inside of front pocket

Drawstring detail

Inside of Bag - More pockets

Sketch of bag



I hope you enjoyed my project for Vintage Keepsakes fabric. It is available now, so check out your favorite fabric and quilt shops to see if they stock it!


Thanks,

Karen