Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I am not sure whether I am yielding to the fact that I am not going to have the Amy Butler Field Bag done for my trip, or if I am yielding to the temptation of a quick finish!

Diggin' the fussy cut!

Either way, I will have these cute little Ditty bags to match my Field Bag.  The pattern is from Keyla Lou Patterns.  I have had the pattern for awhile, and made one other.  Love that it is a pdf download!  If you have a zipper, fabric, and interfacing, you can get right to it! 

Yup, my raindrops are upside down!  Rats!  Now you know I am not perfect!

I had made this, the medium size, before.  The focus fabrics are Erin McMorris, Summersault.

Here is the big one, I think that it will be plenty big for my little dab of makeup.  (I wear only a dab, not because I am already gorgeous, but because I want to look like I at least tried!)

Purposely had three different zippers. 

Each also has a different lining.  Using up those scraps!  This one will hold all those fiddly little things that get lost so easily.  I will say the small one was the hardest to make, but not terribly so.

This blue was some Bella Solid that I is soooooo nice.

This is the large one again, can you get any better than purple AND Sandi Henderson?

In case you were wondering, I finished them up by carrying them with me to "hurry to wait" places Tuesday.  They traveled in this lap-sized round, lined basket. 

My hand quilting kit.

On trips, while Treasure drives, I like to keep busy.  Since our car is a huge many van, I have learned the hard way that dropping certain items---say your black leather thimble---on the black rubberized floor, brings your sewing to an early end.  Hopefully this basket is big enough to prevent such klutziness.

I threw my Birdie Stitches block in a plastic bag to keep it dry.  Wouldn't do to erase those marks too soon!  Yes, I realize that I am still working on the February block.  It's alright though because you already found out I am not perfect!

This little case, from a swap, holds my floss for the blocks.

Field Bag Update:  All 55 pieces cut, fused, and fleeced.  Now to mark them (Step 4).  The only problem?  My marking supplies are all the colors of the bag.  *sigh*

There has been no progress on any other WIP.

Be sure to use the WIP button on my sidebar.  I will be linking up when it is posted in the morning.




  1. Those little bags are so cute! Love the fabric combinations you have chosen. I bet they are so useful, too. I can never have too many little bags to sort out my stuff. Great idea to hold your supplies in the basket. If I can ever get out of the driver's seat I'll have to try it. And I can't wait to see your Field Bag. I cannot even imagine cutting, fusing, and keeping track of so many pieces!

  2. Those are sweet bags! I like the fussy cutting you did.

  3. Okay I love those little bags too...I need to do a few for me and maybe a few for my sisters :) I LOVE your birdie stitches..I have a bunch of embroidery things that I went and bought months ago so I could start playing with embroidery...I need the kick in the thanks!

  4. Those bags are adorable!!!! Sure wish I could do zippers...I'd be making me some of those bags ;-) Those fabrics are just too cute....haven't seen them before. They are perfect for the bags. Like the different colored zippers and liners...very clever!


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