Thursday, November 26, 2015

Daytona Bag - Version 2!

I'm so very happy with my second version of the Daytona Bag, all the kinks worked out so very nicely and it really is such a lovely bag, if I may say so myself ;)

Sadly we've had a very rainy day here today and I wasn't able to get any nice photos outside, or even with decent natural light indoors, so more photos will come. But I really badly wanted to show it off so I had to share these anyway =)

The lining came out so much better with a crisp interfacing! And I love the two zipper pockets, and also that the handy divider pocket makes the main body of the bag separated into two sections, so much easier to find my things!

I'm very happy to say that the English version of the pattern went out for testing today, and hopefully, within two weeks it will be available to the public =)

Thanks again to everyone who's offered to help with testing, I'm so very grateful! <3

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social!
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The BAG Has a Name! Introducing the Daytona Bag!

While I'm having a photo session for the pattern of my latest and final version version of the BAG, Erik (my better half) suddenly says that it would match almost perfectly with his dream watch. Namely a limited edition Rolex named Daytona.

And he asks if that wouldn't be a good name for the bag, and I think it fits it perfectly! Daytona beach is just gorgeous, and so is the Daytona Rolex so I think it's the perfect name for my beloved bag <3

I've also received a wonderful message from Anki with photos of 4 lovely Bring The Basics Bags she's made <3

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Thread Rainbow and A Kitty Log!

I really do like Ebay! I bought 100 different colors of embroidery cotton thread for $11! Including shipping! Here I'd pay $3 for one color! And they look great and I don't see any issue with the quality either, I'm very happy! And I did have a fun time sorting them into a pretty rainbow.

I started with this: 

And ended up with this lovely rainbow!

I immediately had to try them and I made a "kitty hiding in a log" pencil case for a dear friend ^^ 
It came out really funny and weird looking, but you can't win every time right? She looks a little more like a bear I think, but I had fun and my friend got a laugh out it of so all was well =) 
I'd seen such cute ones on Pinterest but my little experiment just didn't turn out right *lol*

I was really hesitant about wether or not to blog about her as I'm not 100% happy with the outcome... But then I realised that I do love reading about other peoples less then successful ideas and mistakes (sounds horrible I know, but don't you? ;) ), so I did decide to let her show off here. I did at least succeed with my very first french knot for her nose and giving my friend and myself a laugh =)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Small Post for a Small & Weird Baggy

I whipped up a weird little baggy this evening, its odd shape is because it's meant as a travel case for my mooncup ;)

It was made with lovely organic fabrics from Gütermann. They where a pleasure to work with, my mother got them for her store and I just had to try them, I honestly didn't know they made fabric too, I thought it was just threads and haberdashery items. It's top quilting quality and it's also 59 inches wide, which I just love!  

It looks very wonky in the photo, it's not, I'm afraid I didn't properly poke out the corners on the left hand side - and I threw away the pretty flower as it'd fallen off so I didn't want to retake the photo once I realised my error, as I just loved it with the flower, so please excuse the wonkiness ;)

I'm still looking for pattern testers for my latest bag pattern, if you're interested, you'll get this and both my other patterns for free as a thank you, please read up here: 
Pattern Testers Wanted

No more testers needed, thank you! <3

Friday, November 13, 2015

THE BAG!! Oh how I love it! And Pattern Testers Wanted!

I'm super excited to share with you all my latest love, my pride and joy - This BAG! I love it so much so if it wasn't for my beloved possibly questioning my sanity if I did, I'd totally sleep with it ;)

It doesn't have a name yet so all suggestions are much welcome =)

This BAG is just pure love for me! It's the perfect size, the prefect style and super practical with all its interior pockets! I'll be honest with you, it was a truly a challenge to figure out how to make it exactly as I wanted it, a lot of things I'd never done before (like a central divider pocket) had to be tried and tested, done and redone before I had it, but here it is!

I had to take it for a walk right away so it got to go with me on an adventure to Marsaxlokk right away, and Erik just snapped a photo in the moment, more serious ones will come =)

This one is sewn with waxed tablecloth and quilting cotton. It has two interior zippered pockets, one big divider one and one small for keys and such. It also has open pockets for phone and lipgloss =)

Please pardon the bulky look of the lining, I'm not happy with my choice of interfacing, this will be changed. And so will a few little details in the interior for the final version.

Isn't she so pretty though? <3

Pattern Testers Wanted!

Would you like to test sew this pattern for me, make sure it contains no inaccuracies, let me know if anything is unclear or hard to understand? This will not be a beginners pattern (however it will have a ton of step by step photos so it shouldn't be difficult) so if you have at least some experience sewing bags, that would be best. I would like a few testers for both the English version and the Swedish version. If you agree to test the pattern, I would like to ask you that you have time to make and photograph the bag within the next two weeks after you get the pattern.

The pattern should hopefully be finished for testing in a week from now or so. As soon as it's finished, I'll email it to you so if you're interested in testing the pattern, please email me at with a short description of your sewing experience or link to your blog or photo sharing site if you have one (or just attach a photo of a bag you've sewn in the email).

All pattern testers will of course get the finished pattern for free as well as both of my other patterns as a thank you. <3

This is me, fully focused sewing the final seams ^^

I'm also linking up with crazy mom quilts for Finish it up Friday =)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stash Update!

I couldn't help myself when I was in my mothers store last time and I had to bring home some new fabric of course =) I will have to add another Benno pillar from Ikea tobe able to fit my ever growing stash soon! Happiness!

A lovely fat quarter bundle of the Cats collection from Makeover UK had to come home with me of course! Just look at the little kitties and mice! <3

As I used up a bit of my basic beiges in my Circles of Times table runner I had to stock up a little, and I seriously couldn't possibly say no to the lovely sewing fabric! LOOK at those scissors!

I'm also very excited to share two beautiful Bring the Basic Bags made by the talented Sulan and Annelie, lovely work ladies! The photo is borrowed from Anki =)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Keep Your Sunglasses Safe - Raccoon Case! Free Pattern!

I've been wanting to make this pattern for a while, I wanted a soft case for my sunglasses that was easy to open all the way, so they where quick to get out when I needed them and easy to put back. This seemed like the best design for it =)

The reason I wanted a soft case was because I don't want it to take up a lot of room in my bag when not in use. And the Raccoon Case was born!

It's a limited time free pattern, so get it now =) It's available for download on Craftsy here.

The exterior fabric is from Tula Pinks lovely Acacia line, and the case got its name from the adorable Raccoon print =)

It opens up all the way.

And it's ever so handy! I just love it!

I hope you will enjoy this simple and quick to make little case as much as I do, it's a perfect, quickly whipped up gift =)

If you make a Raccoon Case, please hashtag your Instagram photos with #pppraccooncase and #pinkponydesign so I and everyone else get to see them! =D