Thursday, August 27, 2009

Double the Fun!

August has definitely brought tons of life to the woods around us - there's a fisher cat that has been stalking our house at night, I saw a black bear running down the street yesterday afternoon (SOOOO happy we didn't plant blueberry bushes or sunflowers!) and then tonight I found this little froggie hanging out on the window by our front door - too cute! (that yellow blob is Higgins, our yellow lab). We have HUNDREDS of these little froggies scurrying about the yard lately - some days it look like we have a bunch of fleas jumping all around :)

Sewing-wise I've been working on a slew of new custom orders, including several of the double-pocket wet bags. I love this bag b/c it's so incredibly functional - the front pocket is lined with ProCare (as well as the large inner pocket) and the seams are sealed too, so you can put wet stuff in 2 pockets! I think the large would be perfect for a gym bag for girls - hair stuff and deo in the the front, and stinky clothes inside :) For the cloth-diapering folk, the front can hold dry dipes or wet wipes, and the inside can hold the wet dirties. So many possibilities :)

A lovely customer from CA called the other week and requested some bags - here's some of what's coming to her:

Large Double Zip Stroller bag (2 snap straps!)
in Blue Gothic Rose and Clay Coriander

XL Double Zip bag with long adjustable and removeable strap
in Olive Lacework and Lime Dot
(there are d rings at the top and sides so the strap can be attached 2 different ways - hands free carrying!)

Hopefully this weekend I can finish up the Sew-Along project. Where the heck did August go?!
Happy Back to School Everyone!! :) Kris

Monday, August 24, 2009

Snack It!

I love when I get little notes from customers saying : "Kris, can you make this?" That's why I REALLY love Etsy - I've been given opportunities to make so many fun things that I likely never would have ever thought of!

Behold the snack bag. They are pretty popular these days and actually were on my little "To Try" list - always looking for a creative way to use up my scraps - especially the ProCare because, well, you can't really go and make a ProCare scrap quilt!

When Lynsie asked me to try making a 6" x 6" bag, I knew exactly which scrap to use - so happy to have found these critters a home!

There's a few things I need to change next time, but it's a keeper :) I still seal the seams, and the closure at the top is velcro. Thinking little tabs at the top would be nice to help opening it. What do you guys think?

Monday, August 17, 2009

For Thel :)

Thanks again for the opportunity to make this bag for you Thel!

(Bag Details: Double Pocket Wet Bag - Sealed Seam ProCare lining for both pockets; ~ 13" wide x 10" high x 5" deep; Removable and Adjustable Clip strap and matching key fob to boot! Moda Wonderland Fabric: Cream Tea Time and Jam Metamorphosis)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Free Shipping ends on 8/15!

Hello everyone! Just a quick reminder that I'm offering FREE US and Canada shipping in my etsy shop on purchases of in-stock bags until 8/15. I posted some newbies recently:

Euro Owls
(LOOOOOOVE this one! - anyone know who the designer is?)

Cosmo Textile's Owls (so cute for school!)

Red Mirabelle (small, med and lg available)

Amy Butler Brick Buds
(small, med and lg available)

Urban Chik's Blue Birds on Brown
(sniff, sniff - this is the last bit of fabric that I have in this print)

There's also a bunch of old favorites as well - Mocca, Olive Lacework, Apples and Pears on Blue, Brown Birds on Pink dots, and more!