Archive for January, 2011

Jan 27 2011

Mini Leash for Minnie

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Our trainer has told us to always have a small handle to grab on Minnie’s collar so that we can correct her if she barks, jumps, etc. Any behavior she’s not supposed to do. I could just tie a piece of fabric to it, but that’s not me. So I made a mini leash which […]

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Jan 26 2011

New Leaf Folding Totes Sewalong: Wrap-up

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I am very pleased with how these came out. They are so cute! And perfect sized. You can see above that I also made a sash out of extra fabric (the pattern for the sash is included with the pattern as well). It really ties them together. I plan to keep them in my car. […]

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Jan 25 2011

New Leaf Folding Totes Sewalong: Part 2

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Continuing along with sewalong with a quick sneak peek above 🙂 Assembling the Bag Now it’s time to put the bag together. Match the corners and the seams in particular and stitch across. Repeat for the lining. Then, press some nice creases to form the shape of the bag. You’ll want to do the reverse […]

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Jan 24 2011

New Leaf Folding Totes Sewalong: Part 1

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Over the next two days I’ll be doing a sewalong for the New Leaf Folding Totes by Heather Bailey. The pattern itself is very good and has pretty good directions, but I always find it helpful to have photos to look at as well. This sewalong assumes you have purchased the pattern. Start by getting […]

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Jan 23 2011

Silhouette Sunday: Heat Transfer Tests on Bags

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Last time I tried heat transfer, I tried some of the Sihouette brand flocked heat transfer on my pants. I’ve had some peeling issues on certain parts and wanted to try some other brands of stuff just to see how they work and because some of the other brands have more variety in color (and […]

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Jan 21 2011

Food Friday: Black and White Cookies

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My friend Coco loves Black and White Cookies (aka the interracial cookie). Recently (okay, it was like months ago, but that’s my how my timeline is) she came back from New York raving about them and how she can’t get them here. So I told her I would make her some. I’m going to give […]

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Jan 18 2011

New Leaf Bags are cute

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Finished up some New Leaf Bags as part of the stash busting contest on Pattern Review. It looks super cute folded up. And it’s very easy to fold up. Here are the steps: First lay it flat. Fold in the sides. Fold the bottom up. Fold the top down. Bring the pocket flap around to […]

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Jan 16 2011

Silhouette Sunday: Laptop Decals

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My husband and I both have identical computers (yes, they’re CR-48s, the cool ChromeOS machine from Google). So in order to tell them apart, I made some slick vinyl decals for them. Hubby wanted the Incognito man and I decided just to go with a simple flower. I created the Incognito man graphic myself and […]

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Jan 16 2011

Planning on New Leaf Bags

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Here’s a quick note to let you know what I’ve got on my plate next . . . Finished this late today so you’ll have to wait until next week when I have time to write up the post to see the finished product!

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Jan 14 2011

Food Friday: Kale Chips

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I found out about kale chips from Diana at The Chic Life. The first time she posted about them as a side dish and when she came to visit San Francisco, I asked her for the recipe. She gave me the basics: spritz some olive oil, salt and pepper and bake til crispy. Since then […]

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