Wednesday, April 29, 2015

W.i.P. Wednesday: Still stitching

It seems like everything has been changing this month: schedules, the weather, vacation plans...  all good but it's definitely messing with my sewing time.  Through it all somehow I've managed to keep stitching things together:-)

When you're teen says she wants to make a tote bag you drop everything to make it happen!  Audrey raided my stash and we staged our own mini shop hop to find exactly what she wanted.  Totally worth it,  I love this nautical look she's pulled together!

While we were digging through my stash I rediscovered these Melody Miller canvas prints which I combined with the plethora of Zipit zippers I won at retreat to whip up this fabulous Fabric Mutt Agave Clutch.

The size doesn't really work for me as a purse but it is perfect as a portfolio.

And I'm officially addicted to English paper piecing which you really can do anywhere.  I started my second rosette for La Passacaglia with these precious little Cotton + Steel bunnies.  One of my Hand Sewing Happy Hour peeps shared this fabulous tip so I'll pass it along...  Trace your paper pieces on to an index card and cut out the shape to make a window for auditioning your fabric.  It's great to see how much of your motif will actually show inside these tiny pieces.

More Tula Pink picked out for the next couple of rounds on my first rosette...  It's definitely more challenging to choose the fabrics for each ring than it is to actually sew them together:-)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Still stitching with this week's W.i.P. Wednesday:-)


  1. I love the bunnies at the centre of your next cog! I'm building up to starting my own La Pas adventure!

  2. I love your portfolio, great choice of fabrics! Your EPP looks fantastic! The fussy cut templates are a great way to stay organised too :)

  3. I'm making La Passacaglia too but you are further along. Thanks for the viewing window tip.

  4. That is an awesome tip for fussy cutting!! Love your bags as well :)