Heartland Blog Tour

Hi There!
Today is my stop on the Heartland Blog Tour.  
Heartland is the newest fabric collection from designer Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabric.

After browsing the collection I had to make something with the Owl print!  Hus Hoot Gul  is offered in canvas and knit fabric so a garment and purse were in order.
I have been wanting to make a granny style purse for ages and this print was perfect.

The fabric is the star of the show with this style of hand bag.

A trip to my local leather store, and I had the perfect leather for the handle.
If you haven't worked with leather before, check out my tutorial [HERE] for tips on how to sew leather on your home sewing machine.

Art Gallery knit fabric is lovely and incredibly soft. 
 I decided to make a tee that is perfect to wear now under a cardigan,
 and in the Spring and Summer by itself.  
The Mabel Flutter Sleeve Tee is a pattern I am currently working on.  
Expect to see it later this year just in time to make for Spring  : )

I hope you enjoyed seeing my makes.  Thanks to Pat Bravo and Amy Friend for inviting me to participate.  It was so much fun working with Pat's beautiful fabric!

I look forward to seeing what you make with Heartland too!  If you make something, please tag it with  #PatBravoDesigns, #HeartlandFabrics, and #ArtGalleryFabrics.

Be sure to also tag @PatBravo so she can see what you make!

***   And last, but not least, Be sure to stop by to see the other bloggers fantastic makes:   ***

November 7 Debbie
November 8 Jess and Charise (me : )  (twice as good today!)
November 9 Jade
November 10 Amanda
November 11 Kari
November 14 Stephanie
November 15 Christopher
November 16 Kerry
November 17 Nichole
November 18 Krista

Happy Sewing!


Sewing Planners ~ My New Love

I am the poster child for having oodles of projects that I want to make.  Whether it be clothing, bags or quilts,  my biggest problem is trying to organize all those ideas in one place so I can keep track of everything on my "to sew" list.

When I saw that Colette Patterns was offering a Sewing Planner for sale, I had to give it a try.

I already have a Fashionary, which I love. This one I purchased a few years ago at the Victoria and Albert Museum which makes it extra special!
 I use it for sketching on the go and I really like the crocus style, which are the outlines of the figures to create fashion sketches.

What the Fashionary doesn't have, is the space to record all the extras one needs to finish a project.
The Sewing Planner is really the next step in the creative process to take your ideas to fruition.

Check out this blog post on the Colette blog to see how a sewist used hers.

Well...now that I have a way to organize all my garment sewing "to dos", I started searching for a planner for all my quilting projects.
To my surprise, I received a package this week containing all the goodies you see in the picture!
Fat Quarter shop sent me the complete Scrappy Project Planner designed by the talented Lori Holt of a Bee in My Bonnet.
It was like Christmas came early.

It is the most adorable planner and the accessories are super cute. You can purchase gingham washi tape, fine tip markers, bookmarks, stickers and a "today is the day" planner pad to go with you Scrappy project planner.

Being a visual person, the graphics and design are important to me.
I really look forward to using it - it is so cute.
I have already started filling the pages with my many unfinished quilting projects.

I'm having fun filling it up with all my projects:

My Vintage Block Quilt

My Log Cabin Quilt

And my Scrappy Trip Quilt - and that is not all of my unfinished projects!

Happy Sewing!