Monday, August 19, 2013

Sewing: Peas and Corn Lunchbag

Peas and Corn Lunch Bag by Sew Sweetness
It's the time of year Mom's seem to love most...
   Summer's coming to an end...
   And the kids are going back to school!

But back to school usually brings it's own school clothes and supplies...with a cost that's not very budget friendly. So when Sara of Sew Sweetness asked for volunteers to test her Peas and Corn Lunch Bag pattern, I immediately raised my hand...quite a few kids I know could use a new lunch bag this year!

The dinosaur lunch bag...isn't it too cute?  The pattern includes two different types of lunch bags plus directions for zipper snack pouches...and I chose to do the rounded lunch bag.  \

Easy enough to do in an hour or's a winner of a pattern!  The directions were clear and concise, making this a project a breeze to complete.  And the bag is the perfect size...big enough to hold two bento boxes, a wash cloth holder, a small bottle of water...and I added a pocket to hold an ice pack!

Thanks for another great pattern, Sara!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sewing: Siggy Swap Surprise!

It's just not the right blue to match the other blocks!
What? I have no orange fabric? I really wanted orange siggy blocks!

Those are words I have said many times with new projects...and are you saying them right now as you look through your stash for swap block fabrics?

If you are, I have some AWESOME news!

Amanda from Westwood Acres has agreed to sponsor our swap!

Haven't shopped at Westwood Acres before? It's the best...low shipping rates, lots of selection, and quick their customer service can't be beat!

All participants will receive a 10% discount on orders over $ if you were wanting that Chicopee, Briar Rose, or Belle fat quarter bundle, go get it...your husband/partner won't get mad because you got it with a discount!

I'll put the code in our Flickr group discussion page so it's easily accessible to all...however, please don't share's for participants of this siggy swap only!

So join in the fun (if you haven't already) and share the information on the swap if you're already a participant...the more the merrier, right?