Friday, August 4, 2017

A Paris Traveler's Bag

Summer Sewing

This summer , I find myself sewing a variety of projects and styles.  

If you are interested in the "up -to-date" sewing, you can see more pictures on my Instagram ...  which is @SusiesSunroom  ( Go to Instagram.com  and at search-- enter SusiesSunroom )

Project:  A Paris Traveler's Bag -     Phillies Style:



Paris Traveler's Bag Details:

Pattern:   Paris Traveler's Bag    by  JoAnna at Fig Tree Quilts  ( avail here )
Size:    approx. 23" x 15" x 9 "  
Zipper:   24 "
Interfacings used:   Pellon FF 987   and Pellon SF 101

Early in the summer, my friend commissioned a Paris Traveler's bag.  And she asked if I could make it in a Philadelphia  Phillies style .  Luckily, I had  some  knit jersey  pajamas (the red Phillies fabric) in my stash!  I carefully cut up the pajamas to make it sewable for the accents.
The blue cotton  blender fabric became the main outer color for the bag.

 I added SF 101 Fusible interfacing to all of the knit material, for extra reinforcement. The handles were  made  with  the 2 different fabrics, to give some more  red pop to the bag.   I also added an extra outer pocket, because we all can use some extra storage space! 


My Paris Traveler's Bag...  "Phillies " Style

Here's the side view... where you can see some Phillies pop of color !

Side view.... where you can see the "roundness " of the bag


Here's a closer look at one  outer pocket....



And this is the top of the bag, with the long zipper!


The zipper top view

This is the inside of the bag.... It can hold a lot!!












I was happy how the bag turned out, and hope that the gal who gets it will enjoy using it!


 You can use the search button (located on the top left of my blog, under the HOME ) to see other Paris Traveler's Bags I have made.


I'm off to my sewing room!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mini Cedar Topiaries

Mini Topiary Pot Fun


It's no secret that I love mini's !  Mini quilts.... my free " Mini Keeper" sewing machine pouch... mug rugs.... mini charms fabric packs ... more mini quilts....  Just scroll back through my blog posts through the years!  ( type in " mini"  in the search for spot on the top left of my home page,  and you can review a bunch of them! )



A few of the Mini items I have made.....

So,  when I was asked if I'd like to review a  silk plant product from the website Silk Plants Direct.com , I jumped at the opportunity and said yes!!

If you go over to CommercialSilk.com to see what they offer for sale,  grab a cup of tea or coffee and relax... because there is a lot to look at !   There are oodles and oodles  of  silk trees,  flowers, topiaries, ivys, greens....    ( indoor and outdoor, too)

But, these cut little mini's caught my eye!!

I ordered this set of  three cedar topiaries :

              Silk Plants Direct Assorted Cedar Topiary - Green - Pack of 3


Oh my goodness, when I opened up the box, I fell in love with them!!I 
(I even squeeled a little  a lot !)

Their sizes:      5.5 - 6.5" x 4.5 - 5.5" x 4.5 - 5.5"

 I had so much fun posing them in different places around my house....










These little topiaries are "weigh" too much fun!!

 They are a perfect size to put on table tops.... in the group or all alone !




They are very life-like.... look how they blend in with real trees 

























My honest review of these 3 mini Cedar Topiaries:

Quality-  Excellent:  10/10         
                                            They are so look like they are real!  Such a beautiful shade of                                             green!
                                    The pots are cute in  their shapes,  and well made.
                                    There are no funny odors. (I pay attention to that, as I have                                                 allergies)
                                    They are made with quality.

I would definitely buy these!!
Oh, and the dh gave his seal of approval, as well.  ( And, He's picky!! )

And you don't have just one person's experience of products with Silk Plants Direct.com products ...
you can hop on over to Amy at Amy Made That! blog, and see what she reviewed!  The most adorable  set of boxwood topiary balls!  I saw them in person, and they are beautiful!

Thank you,     Commercial Silk.com , for the opportunity to experience and honestly review your beautiful products first hand!







I'm off to my sewing room!


Disclosure:
***I received the Cedar Topiaries  set  from Commercial Silk.com to facilitate my review. As always my words and views are 100% my own.   ***

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Strawberries and Cathedral Windows

Strawberry Cathedral Windows Pincushions

I had some time this week to have fun sewing, and I made up a few Cathedral Windows pincushions.  If you ever make them, you'll wish you had cut out several at a time, to make more than one of them!  *** They are addictive!! ***

I use the easy tutorial by Kim at My Go-Go Life blog.  This is the  {tutorial link. }  She has good pictures and descriptions, to make it easy to understand!

This is my first Strawberry Cathedral Windows pincushion:


Cathedral Windows Pincushion    by Susie's Sunroom
Design:   Tutorial by Kim at  My Go-Go Life {here }
Fabrics: Strawberry fabris -  Popcorn the Bear by Quilting Treasures (in my stash)
              Green picnic plaid - Robert Kaufman  Picnic Basics by Jane Shasky
Button Covers:  Dritz
Size:  a plump 4 " x 4 "   Sometimes they get to be about 4.5" square


I like making projects that have strawberries in them... so I can get out my collection of strawberry props!!








The back side of this little pinnie features the sweet strawberry fabric!


I have 2 of these little pincushions available for purchase.... in my new little 
Susies Sunroom Shop  on Etsy.  Here's the link to hop on over and see what I have in my shop.  


                                                         Click  HERE


SusiesSunroomShop on Etsy here:
SusiesSunroomShop on Etsy


 There's a  little mix of  everything.... fabric destashing,  bags, pincushions, pouches, and even some pieces of Sterling Silver Flatware!   




I'm off to my sewing room!