Saturday, January 22, 2011

Finished Project Week #3 + First Giveaway

Here is the finished project for Week #3.
(Tutorial here)

I added some embellishments because I can never ever resist an embellishment. . . .ever. 

I threw on some buttons and made some selvage rosettes. I want to find a way to incorporate the rosettes in another project down the line. 
Hey, I still have 49 projects to go!

One of these bags is going to my teenage daughter (the Princess P) and one of them is going to Karen over at The Selvage Blog as a thank you for helping out a newbie blogger out of the kindness of her quilting heart. I am still amazed at her generosity in reaching out to me. 

The third bag is going to go out to one of my new followers (and you are all really new followers aren't you?) as a thank you for coming over to see my blog, as new as it is, and being so kind to me, as inexperienced as I am. 

To enter:
1.Become a follower if you aren't already.
2.Leave a comment below letting me know what weekly projects/challenges you might want to see in the future and/or what was your all time favorite sewing project. 
I will do a random drawing on the 28th of all the comments posted. 
Good Luck and thank you again. 


  1. I am partial to bags. Your selvage snap bag is right up my alley.


  2. You're right! I am a new follower! Your bags turned out great, especially with the embellishments! I love bags and would love to see some fresh new ideas for bag making. Also ideas or challenges for using up stash fabric would be wonderful. I've been doing lots of projects to use up what I have and would like to continue that until my sewing room looks like Mother Hubbard's cupboard!


  3. Congrats Heather on your new blog! Just signed up to follow and would love to see something to use the novelty fabrics I have in my stash. Your snap bag is adorable, cute use of selvedges and thanks for a chance to win!

  4. You know I am your biggest fan, right? Your bags are absolutely wonderful! You have inspired me to make one!


  5. I'm a new follower too! and a new collector of selvedges and until I've got enough to make a dress like Jodie I'm going to stick with bags and needlecases!

  6. This is a great blog and I'm now a follower. Love the selvedge bags. I've stated a collection but it does take some time. I would also like to see a project using novelty fabrics. I bought quite a few a while ago to make an I Spy quilt, but they seem to have gone out of fashion at the moment and I've never found quite the right pattern.

  7. This is the 1st ever blog that I've joined. I am now a Follower! (Don't make me drink any Kool-aid OK?!

    Looking forward to following your creative adventures! Enjoy your creative outlet!

  8. What a lovely blog! Good luck with your crafty projects. I always like to see new ideas for baby quilts, kid's clothes and bags - there's loads of choice out there!
    Well done for producing your first tute too :)
    I've signed up as a follower and look forward to keeping up with your creativity.

  9. Now you have me saving the salvages!! Love the bags but think I'll send you what I save. I'm so time challenged I have problems just sewing solid fabric --- of which I do have plenty. LU and love seeing pics of your little model Lily -- I've very proud of you two creative women. Aunt L

  10. Your selvage bags are so nice, Heather. The closure is so clever. I could always use another one for traveling!

    I've been a follower since I found you when Karen wrote about you the first time on her blog. Thanks for counting me in.

  11. I am a new follower of your blog...yep, couldn't sleep and came to the computer to browse!

    I love your bag tutorial. I've seen those metal tape measure purses and thought they were awesome. Would be really fun to win one of YOURS!! Love the embellishment, too!

    Thanks for the chance to win one. I'll be stopping back soon (and often) to see more of your creations and reading about what's happening in your world.

    Huge, Mimi

  12. Love your fleece hats for Lily Bear! They are sweet and so is she!

    Thanks for the chance!

  13. Adorable bags! I'm partial to any tutorial, but have been making pincushions and projects that use jelly rolls. I have a ton of layer cakes, but just can't seem to make myself cut them up :0) Can't wait to be a follower for a long time!

  14. Congrats on the new blog Heather. I am a new blogger too and am still finding my way around the how to's of blogland. I would love to see more work with selvages. I am taking a shot at making some postcards right now and am pleased at my progress. Now to see if they really will go through the mail.

  15. Congratulations on your new blog. Your husband did a great job on the redesign! I love your selvage bag and would love to be the new owner of such bag!!

  16. I'm a follower. I like the bags. I've also just recent started my blog. And I love all the new ideas and tutotials I'm discovering. Can't wait to revisit your blog.

  17. Great blog, I enjoyed reading all of it. I liked the Sienna dress, I've always wanted to make one but haven't had anyone to make it for yet. I'm also interested to see what you end up making your heating bag with, my husband has bad knees and I'm sure would appreciate one too.

  18. Heather, I love your blog and am very glad that Karen Griska steered us your way. I have become a follower, one of those without a photo because I can't seem to choose a photo that's small enough to work.

    I love your selvage bag tutorial. I have the measuring tape, the selvages and now, thanks to you, the know-how! I love Lily bear too! As for what I would like to see you post, you're creative, I'm eager to see whatever you post!

  19. I am a follower (first found you through the selvage blog). I would like to see more done with selvages and/or easy bags.

  20. Such a darling way to use up selvage!


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