Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Edelweiss Backpack

Hello Everyone,

I had the pleasure of testing another pattern from Sara at Sew Sweetness. This beautiful back pack is called the Edelweiss Backpack and I love how it came out. This fabulous bag can be made as either a backpack or a cross-body bag. There are pretty flap pockets on the front, as well as both a zip closure and flap at the top of the bag and an inner zipper pocket. The finished size is: 15-1/2” long x 12” tall x 5” deep. 

When I heard the name of this backpack I couldn't wait to make it. I knew it was fate. We are posting to Germany in a few weeks and I thought this would be perfect for when we go sightseeing. I fell in love with this fabric that I got at Joann Fabric Store and thought it was perfect for this backpack. The pattern was easy to follow and is perfect for someone who is at an intermediate level. This is the first backpack I have ever madeI can't wait to use it!!

The pattern is available for purchase as a pdf file in Sara's pattern shop.

I am linking up with these wonderful partiesRemodelaholicMore the Merrier and TCB.

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Polka Dot Coat For Holly and Germany

Hello Everyone,

We are anticipating another snow storm here in northern NY, so, I decided to make Holly another coat. I used See and Sew #B5275 again. She was not a happy camper sitting in the snow and slowly sinking down into it.
Source: See and Sew

E and I came across this adorable polka dot fabric. I used the same pattern I used for the other coats here and hereWhen we put it on her, we couldn't stop giggling because she looked so stinkin' cute. At this point, she was ready to go back inside the house, because dinner was being served soon...she is such a Military pup.

I am going to use the same fabric to make a neck pillow for our upcoming trip to Europe. I'm going to make E a neck pillow, a cover for his recording studio board and a bag for Holly's food and toys. We will be posting there soon and we are so excited. This is my first trip to Europe and it is going to be such a wonderful adventure!!

I am linking up with these partiesRemodelaholicMore the Merrier and TCB.

Have a wonderful evening!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Ahead

Hello Everyone,

Some facts about Daylight Savings Time:

Daylight Saving Time gives us the opportunity to enjoy sunny summer evenings by moving our clocks an hour forward in the spring.
Yet, the implementation of Daylight Saving Time has been fraught with controversy since Benjamin Franklin conceived of the idea. Even today, regions and countries routinely change their approaches to Daylight Saving Time.
Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.
Also, many fire departments encourage people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks because Daylight Saving Time provides a convenient reminder. 

Have a wonderful weekend!! I will be sewing another coat for Holly and starting a new test pattern. I can't wait to show you when it is done.

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

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