Tag Archives: Project Bags

To-Do Tuesday 5-23-17 | Vacation!

Stitch ALL The Things | Birds of Norway Bag Set

Hello and Happy Tuesday, my friends! What a crazy busy few weeks it has been. Last week I finished making this adorable five piece bag set out of Michael Miller fabrics. I had a customer specifically request the Birds of Norway print. I ordered it from a seller on Etsy, along with another print that I thought would be a perfect match to be the bag lining. Boy, was I ever wrong about that. Thankfully the quilt shop we had in town had a Michael Miller Polka Dot print that actually was the perfect match! I am not a fan of brown fabrics, but these pops of color on the brown background are fantastic!

Stitch ALL The Things | Birds of Norway Large Project BagInterior

Since I sewed up until 5 days before we leave for vacation, the Mister and I are scrambling to prep the house and get everything cleaned and packed. The kids’ last day of school is Thursday, so we will have a 9 hour travel day as soon as they get home to drop them off with their dad for summer. We will be leaving on Friday for Oregon after the house sitter arrives and will be there by Sunday. So the next To-Do Tuesday post will be up on time and unaffected by our traveling.

I really look forward to spending time away from the sewing machine and being able to read your blog posts at a more leisurely pace. I hope you won’t mind, but my posts will most likely be centered around needlework, rather than the sewing machine. I’m taking four cross stitching WIPs, and I am also bringing my Hexie EPP kit. I decided to do that at the last minute today, and it’s something I’ll talk about more next week.

Happy sewing and happy stitching! I can’t wait to read what you’ve all been working on this week!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Clean & Prep house
  • Travel Safely

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To-Do Tuesday 5-9-2017 | Sew Many Bags

Stitch ALL The Things | Bag WIPs

Hello, friends! Another busy week working on bags here. I finished 10 large and 5 small bags from the latest commission, and I have the remaining 10 bags to make this week. Since I’ve only been focused on completing these bags, this post is going to be short. This week the plan is to finish these bags, take pictures, email the customer, and then get them sent off. I also decided to take one last commission before summer. What can I say, it’s too hard to put people off for two months when I know I have time to “squeeze just one more order in” before we leave.

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Finish commission for 25 Zip-top bags
  • Begin new commission (if fabric arrives in time)

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To-Do Tuesday 2-28-17 | Sewing For Myself

Howdy, Friends! It’s Tuesday and time to check our lists! This past week all of the sewing I did was for myself. It was great! I was still sewing project bags, so I did heave a bit of a sigh about that, but I was beyond happy to get some project bags made for my own cross stitching WIPS.

Stitch ALL The Things | Alexander Henry Skulls and Roses Tattoo Project Bag Set

I decided to make myself a travel project bag. My current cross stitching car project is I Cross Stitch So I Don’t Kill People by Clouds Factory. I was stitching this chart on aida fabric, and was constantly making mistakes and having to rip stitches out. My black floss was so old that it was shredding. I hated stitching on the aida, so on our recent trip to pick up the kids I stopped stitching and decided to start over. I had some 28 count Jobelan fabric in Antique White by Wichelt in my stash, so I cut that to size, serged the edges, and put it on my Q-Snap. Then I made the travel Project Bag to match my Grime Guard, using my absolute favorite Alexander Henry print I think I’ve only mentioned it 5 bazillion times. I also used black glitter vinyl, but that’s not popping out in the photo. I LOVE this bag! Super thrilled with this finish!

Stitch ALL The Things | Project Bag Stitching Set

The best sewing accomplishment for me this week was to make this Christmas Village project bag set. I previously purchased the entire Country Cottage Needleworks Santa’s Village cross stitching pattern set as well as all of the coordinating Just Another Button Company buttons and called for specialty flosses. I have been chomping at the bit to get started on this, but decided to finish my current weekend stitching WIP before I had a new start. Otherwise, I’d have no room in my rotation for stitching Santa’s Village. In the meantime I found the perfect coordinating fabric to make a matching project bag, Christmas Village by Fabri-Quilt. I patiently waited until I had some free sewing time to get this one done, and as soon as that time was available I got to work! I am so happy with how this one turned out!

Stitch ALL The Things | Christmas Village Accessory Bag

I decided to add some glitter vinyl to the accessory pouch to bling it up a bit. Love the reindeer on the back of the bag!

Stitch ALL The Things | Filled Project Bag

As soon as I finished taking pictures, I filled that baby up! I fit my 11 x 11 Q-Snap, all twelve charts, flosses and buttons inside the bag, and I still have some room to spare! Not that I need it, but if I’m headed out for a doctor’s appointment (and the inevitable wait in the waiting room) I can throw my keys and wallet in there and go.

I have to admit to feeling like I’m floundering this year with my sewing. I have some free sewing time, and I’m just not sure what to do with it. I’m worried that if I start a new quilt, I’ll get stopped half way through (like with the Mister’s quilt) to make more project bags and then lose steam on the quilt (like with the Mister’s quilt). I’m not sure if the Great Project Bag Sewing Spree of 2017 is over, or if I should dedicate time to making a bag per day until I get enough stock to launch a store on the website. Or if I should just let it die down and only sew them as requested so that I have time to quilt. And then, summer is coming up shortly and I plan on not doing any consistent sewing then since we’ll be at our Oregon home and spending our time working on it. Sigh. Like I said… floundering. I think with maybe another week or two passing that I will have a better idea of what I should do.

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Work on two commissions

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To-Do Tuesday 1-24-17 | My New Day Job

Stitch ALL The Things | Fourth Fox Nap Project Bag

Fox Nap Bag #4

Happy Tuesday! I don’t have much to write about this week. As evidenced by all of the pictures you can see I was busy making Project Bags! I completed eight bags this past week and have 9 more scheduled for this week and Monday of next week. This has definitely become my new day job!

Stitch ALL The Things | Crouching Tiger Project Bag

I wish I had a better picture of this, but the lighting was bad and I forgot to take another picture before mailing. This tiger bag is gorgeous!

Stitch ALL The Things | Cubs Project Bag

This Cubs bag was SO FUN to make! My customer asked me to surprise her with the Cubs fabric choice (there were two prints to choose from) and didn’t want to see a picture before I sent it. I found a Cubs necklace and made a zipper charm out of it. I hope she loves it!

Stitch ALL The Things | Chipper Project Bag

I made this bag as an extra to have for sale. I had a customer want to purchase it, and then decide on a different custom bag. I ended up keeping this one for myself since I needed a bag and haven’t had time to make any additional bags for me.

Stitch ALL The Things | Glamping Project Bag

Cute campers!

Stitch ALL The Things | Bonnie & Camille Handmade Project Bag

Adorable cross stitch themed fabric from Bonnie & Camille’s new line, Handmade.

Stitch ALL The Things | Beach Umbrella Project Bag

Beach time, anyone?

Stitch ALL The Things | Beach Cabana Project Bag

Yep, definitely beach time!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Keep hard at work at the new day job!

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