Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Is Near

Last night, I got the itch to sew something bright and colorful. I had been saving these fabrics for something special and I figured it was time to cut into them. I made two large zipper pouches for my shop.

They measure 10"W x 8.5"H with 3" boxed corners. Both are fully lined with fusible interfacing and cotton batting. I kept the quilting light with only a quarter inch topstitch on either side of the center stripes. They are the perfect size to travel with this summer (wink, wink).

Fabrics Used:

Bag One- Washi by Rashida Coleman-Hale in Beige, Ta Dots by Michael Miller in Teal, and Quilter's Linen by Robert Kaufman in Ochre.

Bag Two- Hoot Owl With Flowers by David Textiles in Cream, Ta Dots by Michael Miller in Fuschia, and Random Pencil Check by Michael Miller in Green

They are both listed in my shop, along with more pictures. They'd be perfect as gifts for Easter or for graduating seniors too. If you're interested in buying both, message me for a special discount code!

You've probably heard about Google getting rid of Google Friend Connect (GFC), which most bloggers used as a means of "following" other blogs. As of March 1st, it was no longer available for non-Blogger blogs, such as Wordpress, Typepad, etc. Luckily, Pink Stitches is on Blogger so I was able to keep it but who knows if it'll be taken away from here too in the future. So, many bloggers are offering their readers other ways to follow, aside from email or RSS feeds. I've added Linky Followers to my left sidebar. Many other bloggers have it and if you haven't registered there already, I recommend that you do and start re-following your favorite blogs :)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!


  1. might there possibly be a tutorial on the horizon for these darling bags? pretty please? joined as your newest linky follower - happily! xo

  2. So cute! I've been seeing that washi print all over the place and I really wish I could justify buying some!

  3. These are super cute, Bonnie! You've got real talent! I love the colors- and the lines are very clean! The GFC stuff seems to be bugging a lot of folks, even blogger bloggers. :) Many can't send out their newsletters anymore.... :( Great post!

  4. Love these little bags - so cute!


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