One of my fave NEW things…

You know how it is … Christmas and New Years are exciting… we make bold plans… then life settles into a new normal… or back to the old normal…

Well… I have several NEW normals one of them being my “bag of all things”…

It was inspired by a Moda Bake Shop recipe I knew I couldn’t tackle because of the zipper… so my bff Connie stepped in … mini charms in hand… and made this for me for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚
Here is the recipe…

click here to go to the Moda Bake Shop recipe post ๐Ÿ™‚

I emailed the author to let her know my friend made her pouch and I LOVE it!ย  She responded quickly and has a fun blog.

Now for more of the details ๐Ÿ™‚
She started out by choosing some mini charms… (2 1/2″ squares)

And decided on their placement…

All this as she recovered from surgery!!!

Then she hand quilted them once sewn together ๐Ÿ™‚

Connie said she followed Julie’s recipe… she said it went together easily and she had no problems with the zipper (my fear! lol )

check out the cute yardage she used for the inside ๐Ÿ™‚

The pendant she added “made for you” ๐Ÿ™‚

The key fob “K” I added ๐Ÿ™‚

The back side is quilted with a different pattern LOVE IT!

So as I enjoy this cute little handmade luxury item (it holds my Vera Bradley wristlet and my phone when I go anywhere)… I continue stitching feathers…

I am on #12 now… and moving forward slow but sure… my honey is repainting the kitchen the same gray as the house is instead of the peach that clashes that I picked out… so gray house it is!

Have a wonderful slow stitching sunday!ย  Do you do other crafty things with your handquilting skills???

If you are into hand quilting eye candy check out my post at Celebrate Hand Quilting blogย  here ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking this to:
Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ My fave Sunday hangout! here
Karen’s Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party here

13 thoughts on “One of my fave NEW things…

  1. Kathy ... aka Nana

    I used to sew garments, mostly dresses for DD when she was little. I put in zippers without nary a thought … but now zippers intimidate me (especially since I never put them in anything but a dress). How nice that your BFF made you that sweet little bag so you wouldn't have to deal with the zipper. I suspect I'll get plenty of quilting done today, given the forecast. Hope you do, too.

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  2. Deb A

    Lucky you to have such a nice friend. I was afraid of zippers too but once I actually did one – it was not too bad! Lovely bag you have. Enjoy those feather stitches – they are looking great on your hubby's quilt.

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  3. genie

    This is precious. Friends do such nice things for their friends. What a great use for the mini charm squares, but I would never attempt the zipper. I used to make all of my childrenโ€™s clothes and zippers were a snap. Even made a woolen band uniform…but NOT at 74. I would no more attempt it than the man in the moon. Love your little bag. Know you are going to love using it. That โ€œmade for youโ€ is just the cutest thing ever.

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  4. Kymberly

    What a cute bag. My mom taught me to sew clothing when I was little. For some twisted reason I could do invisible zippers without blinking, but could never get the hang of regular ones. I probably would try if the right project inspired me, but haven't found one yet.

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