Monday, November 24, 2014

A Bag for MOPs: Dorian Messenger: Swoon Sewing Patterns {Pattern Review}

I signed up volunteered to be a Discussion Group Leader for my local MOPs group.


Wait.. Me? I volunteered for leadership?

Ha! Yes. I did. And I needed something to carry around my DGL binder, small notebook, planner, wallet, keys and a water bottle (lets face it, that is a necessity in the desert). Totally the crafty mentality, right?


Anyway. It needed to be perfect and fit the theme, because I am a dork that way. The theme for this year is Be You Bravely and the logo is a feather. The feather symbolizes the bravery, courage and hope that come with motherhood. I love it. I love the feather, love the logo; love it.

Of course, I needed to play up the feather and found this awesome Feather Paper Pieced Pattern from Shape Moth and thought it looked awesome!


I asked the question to some of the fabulous ladies in some of the sewing groups online and they suggested the Dorian Messenger by Swoon Sewing Patterns (affiliate link). I thought it was perfect to display at least one of the feathers from Shape Moth. And, it was! I love the hodge podge of fabrics bravely placed together to create this messenger bag to use for MOPs meetings. :)


Look at that space. Gotta love my use of scrap fabric choices... Lol....


Two pockets in front, another set inside and a zipper in the back make it perfect. You can customize with extra pockets on the inside easily by adding another pocket panel and I almost added a zipper to the flap. It gives directions for 3 different closure options. I used magnetic snaps.

The only thing it needs now is the strap! How I'm going to attach it, no idea...


The directions are clear, easy to follow. I really enjoy her patterns. Swoon Sewing Patterns (affiliate link) always turn out awesome.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pencil Zipper Pouch by Horris & Deedle for One Thimble

Happy 1st year anniversary to the e-zine One Thimble! And there 5th edition!


I have to say, I have not gotten a subscription yet. Though it is on my wish list! So much stuff in one magazine! And the patterns? Amazing patterns! 


I had to jump at the chance to share a pattern with you. There are so many great patterns, especially to use as gifts, it was hard to pick. So I decided to go with the pencil case. 


So simple and easy! Combining my first sewing love, quilting, with the fun zipper pouch. What's not to enjoy? 


Plus? It's given me some more ideas for zipper pouches. :) Christmas gifts, here we come! Lol...


Check out these other awesome blogs participating in the tour.


Saturday 11/15: Handmade Boy
Sunday 11/16: Mimi's MomRebekah Sews
Wednesday 11/19: Made by SaraBee Quilted Beauties

And there is a giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My son keeps asking if the zipper pouch is his. Ha! Guess it's time to make some more...


Happy sewing!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes: Batman

On Sunday I shared with you our theme we used for Halloween. Batman!

The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes: Batman


Here is little man's costume... Batman

The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes: Batman

My inspiration was the Adam West batman. But instead of blue, I used black as that was something I already had at home.

Body


The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes: Batman

Pattern Used: Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop's Lullaby Body Suit (affiliate link) size 3T

Modifications: I color blocked the bodysuit in gray, yellow and black.

Embellishments:  I appliqued the yellow circle for the logo and the gold fabric for the belt. The bat logo was stenciled using freezer paper stenciling.

The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes: Batman

Leggings

Pattern Used: Titchy Threads Fancy Pants Leggings 3T length and 2T width

Hood, cape and cuffs


The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes: Batman

Self drafted

I used a stabilizer for the bat ears on the hood. Used a button with loop for the cape. The spikes on Batman's cuffs are made using felt.

The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes: Batman

BAM sign

One thing that little man said he wanted was a BAM sign so her can defeat the bad guys. the shape was cut out of a cereal box, and a strip for the back to make a handle. spray paint your background on one side only. Permanent marker for the lettering. Super fun, easy and quick. Little man was thrilled!

The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes: Batman

I am pretty satisfied with the outcome. :)

The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes: Batman

Check out our other costumes this last Halloween.. Here

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes

Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!

The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes

I am just glad it's done and over with. I love dressing up and seeing the kids dressed up. But, I am ready to move on to other projects without the added stress of complete utter perfection.

And our costume theme from this year, Batman! I briefly mentioned our costumes here with the printable I used to plan the outfits. I think we turned out pretty good!

The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes

I will spend the next few days talking about the costumes (something I intended before November), but it'll give me the opportunity to clean-up and play catch up on the mess that is in the craft-room. As that always seems to be the case after this time of year! LOL

Baby Girl: Harley Quinn (See my guest post on Friend's Stitched Together for Crafting Con)


Little Man: Batman (see my post about it at Berry Bunch Batman Costume)

Hubby: Scarecrow
  • Hood: self drafted
  • Suit: already owned
Me: Cat Woman
How do you do your costumes for Halloween? Dress up or no? Do you do themes, or no? 

The Berry Bunch: Happy Halloween: Batman Theme Costumes
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