Happy New Year. I’ve taken a few days off [ ok, more than a few..] to relax and recuperate from a very hectic 2014. I’m expecting an even busier 2015! I manage the southeast for a footwear brand and am about to start traveling for my tradeshow season. The thought makes me shake. Sometimes I don’t know how I fit it all in, but the travel also seems to get my creative juices flowing.
While I promised myself that I wouldn’t bore you all with a “Top 5 post of 2014..” I decided it was a great way to reflect on last year and to go through my tutorials to see what I enjoyed sewing the most..
Ok, so the list turned into a top 10.. Guess I had too much sewing fun. Here goes:
This tutorial was for Sew Mama Sew. I was inspired by Cinco De Mayo and wanted to come up with a “fiesta inspired runner”. I think the yellow pom poms did the trick. This is one of my favorite product photos from 2014. I love the stark background.
I write simple sewing tutorials for the Momtastic blog. The inspirational messages from the Lululemon tote made for a perfect tutorial. Who wouldn’t want to use a pouch that says “Choose a positive thought”? Lululemon reached out to me to use the tutorial on their blog. Cool, right? Fingers crossed we see the tutorial and images over there someday soon.
This is one handy little guy! I love the clear vinyl pouches and having easy access to my stuff with the velcro closures… I use this ALL THE TIME. I’ve often thought of making variations of the design and offering a PDF pattern…
So simple.. yet so popular! I love the versatility of this bin. Quite a favorite among readers.. Apartment Therapy, Poppytalk and a few other sites caught the reversible fabric bin bug!
Another tutorial for the Momtastic blog. Inspired by my now almost 3 year old son… He is just learning his ABC’s, so I need to pull these out and have some fun.
Reversible 1 Hour Tote [ plus the PDF pattern! ]
I love this tote. I call it the “Jolly” bag. Named because it makes me so happy and I’ve sewn variations of it for more than 7 years. Also named after a friend who has a Dad named Jolly.. Cute right? I hope you love it as well. I’ve sewn it a gazillion times and have wanted to share the PDF pattern FOREVER. You can access the pattern here.
Inspired by all the lipgloss that I collect and don’t seem to wear.. Need I say more?
Triangles are my new favorite thing. I love the boldness of this pillow. More of an inspirational post than anything and was in conjunction with The Fat Quarter Shop and their September’s “I love sewing and quilting” blog tour. They asked us to step outside our comfort zones… So quilting and HSTs it was. The colors are from my sneakers!
I was pretty pumped when Pellon and Jo-Ann Fabrics asked me to be apart of their September “Sew Your Style” Contest.Super handy. It came to mind when I was in a hotel room and I think it is perfect for a collage dorm, a make-up artist.. or someone always on the go.
Love this mini backpack. It was part of the Riley Blake Designs blog hop for their new double sided quilted cotton. The fabric is super soft and awesome to work with.. I also happen to be addicted on polka dots.
Thanks for stopping by. I promise to be back and running with a slew of tutorials very soon!