Friday, March 29, 2013

Stitch Me Up Blog Hop - MY DAY/ MY HIPSTER

Good Friday and today is my day to participate in the Stitch Me Up Blog Hop.  (I thought my day would never get here..lol)
 
 
Thank you to Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt for creating this hop and Jane for being the Cheerleader.


Thank you to Colonial Needle for being the Sponsor.
Thank you to our designers, Debbie, Cyndi, and Madame Samm.
The designers provided patterns in which the participants could choose to make a project.


I also have to thank Beth over at Plum and June and Tactile Fabrics for providing some of the fabric for my project.
 
 
I'm so excited to have a new spring bag.
 
Hipster Bag

 
Sewing anything other than a quilt had been such a long time.  I forgot how much fun it could be.  When  I joined the crew for this hop and received the embroidery patterns that were to used, it was over whelming. There were such wonderful patterns from the designers - I wanted to make one of each. (and I will eventually)  Then I remembered this blue fabric(Bella by Windham Fabrics) I had won in Beth's giveaway and decided to embellish Cyndi's flower pattern with beads to mesh with the fabric.  A little sparkle and white on white made me smile.
 
Little white seed beads
 I hadn't picked up an embroidery needle for so many years.  What a treat this was.  I used stem, split, back, and satin stitches.
 
Here I am modeling the purse.  I totally posed. lol

 
I have always wanted one of those quilted hipster bags by Vera Bradley, but I felt like I could make my own- sorry Vera.  This was the perfect opportunity.  I used felt (to make it a little stiffer) as the batting and quited the fabric before I cut out the pattern pieces.  The white fabric for the embroidered flowers is Kona.  The pattern for the bag is Simplicity #2164 with many modifications.  I couldn't pass up the 99 cent deal at Joann .  I enjoyed reading some of the hints and tips.  This was a good way to brush up on some skills.  Covering a button with my own fabric was so much fun, why in all these years haven't I done that?  The bag is a roomy 8" x 10" and 1 1/2" deep.  The bag is custom with handles extra long to cross over my long body.
 


 


Please Hop on over and visit my other hop mates of the day, but before you do, I am having a little giveaway.  I will choose one lucky winner by random draw on Monday, April 1st.  (No Fooling) 

To win, just leave a comment.  If you follow me, old and new, add another comment saying you do.  That's 2 chances to win and any one can.  Just make sure I can contact you by leaving your e-mail in the comment or if you are a registered google user don't be a "no reply" individual....just saying..


You can win 1/2 yard of fabric and a pocket guide for embroidery stitches.






FRIDAY MARCH 29th

Liberty Threads no show
Creatin' in the Sticks  *This is me*
Ga's House no show
 
 
 
 
I hope you had as much fun as I did and
How about those Wichita State Shockers - 
Fear the Wheat!
 
 
 


119 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your hipster bag! The added beads make the flower pop! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

Janet said...

Love your back and your stitching is superb!

Janet said...

Not your back - you didn't show us your back - your BAG of course!

Vicki H said...

Love your bag and your stitches are wonderful.

Vicki H said...

Yes, I follow you from Kansas as well.

S Walker said...

What a striking bag; it's very different. Congrats!

swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com

newsurfiegirl said...

What a great bag. Love the pattern you chose. Beautiful work!

AnitaS said...

I love the bag, it looks so pretty.

feltfree på Åsly said...

Love your bag. Its looking lovely with the fabric you used.
Thanks for sharing
Have a great day
Frederika

charlotte said...

Very cute little bag. The flowers go well with that pretty blue and white fabric.

Frances said...

What a beautiful bag. The blue color and fabric is sew pretty.

Christine M said...

Your bag is just lovely Carla.

Martina said...

I love your bag and the stitchery is just great with this fabric! Beautiful!

Martina said...

I look forward to read more as a new follower!

Britt-Inger said...

Your bag is so beautiful and very well done. I love how the embroideries turned out.
Thanks for sharing your creativity

Britt-Inger said...

I am now a follower by email.

Sue said...

Great bag! I love the fabric.

Sue said...

I am a follower!

Cathy said...

Cyndi`s pattern suits your bag beautifully! I love the fabric and your stitching is just wonderful! Well done!

Cathy said...

I am a new follower!

Sharon said...

Isn't it nice to have a new bag that you have created yourself....kudos to you it is lovely.

Sharon said...

I am a new follower...

Sowing Stitches said...

Vera needs to 'watch out'! Your bag is giving her a run for her money! Your white leaves! Oh my goodness! Love them! Great hipster bag! I hope they have the pattern in stock at out local store, I would love to try to create one of these adorable bags. Thanks for sharing! :)
Happy Easter!
Beulah

Marla's Crafts said...

Very nice bag. An added addition to your collections I bet. Thanks for having a give away.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely bag! Happy Easter and thanks for the giveaway.

Madame Samm said...

Carla your stitching especially your satin stitched leaves are perfect...how lovely a bag you created...

Fiesta said...

Carla, I so love your bag. It would be perfect for amusement parks.

Patty C. said...

You did a lovely job with your bag- nice idea & oh so well finished!

Sheila said...

I love your bag , the design matches the fabric so well, great job! Thanks so much for sharing .

Linda J said...

8 x 10 is a good size for a bag. I'll have to see if I can find the pattern as I have small bags but they are almost tooo small---no what I mean?

You did a great job on yours! That white floss just shines and the beads, a touch of bling! Blue and white is such a classic combo too. Well done.

Linda J said...

2nd comment to tell you I'm following. THX for the opportunity to receive your giveaway!

Kathy L said...

Love your hipster bag. Thanks for the chance to win.

Diann said...

The bag is great. I love the blue.

Carrie P. said...

I love your bag! great way to use the embroidery pattern.

Elizabeth said...

What a great idea to put embroidery on your bag! I make bags & will definitely fit in an embroidery on my next one!

Elizabeth said...

I am following you..

Just Quilt It said...

This is a beautiful bag. I love the blue. Great job!

Just Quilt It said...

I'm a new follower!

Linda said...

Your hipster bag is great! You did a wonderful job on your embroidery!

Linda said...

I'm a follower!

Needled Mom said...

That is darling. The blues look so pretty.

Thearica said...

The blue bag is great! of course, I love blue. :)

Carol said...

I'm a fan of Vera Bradley bags and your bag looks just as nice...love it! Your stitching is perfect and love the colors. Thanks for hopping with us!

Emily C said...

Lovely hipster bag. I love blue, it's my favorite color.

Carol said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. :O)

krislovesfabric said...

Ok, first off..."fear the Wheat?"...really? How fun! I'm a Purdue girl so we didn't even make it in...enjoy the run :) And your Hipster is more of a beauty than any of the Vera's I've seen...and I've seen several as I am not far from Fort Wayne.

patchouli moon studio said...

Great bag and good for you for making your own.

Teresa said...

Lovely bag! That is so pretty.

Teresa said...

I am a new follower!

Lou said...

Too too cute!!!!
Love it!

Lou said...

I am an old email follower at louster388@.....

Patty said...

Very nicely done. Love the colors.

Tammy said...

Very pretty. Love the blue and white how crisp and vibrant looking. And useful project too.

Patty said...

I am a new follower. Can't let another Kansan go it alone. Love your work.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What beautiful bluework! I love the bag you made and the fabric you choose. Thank you for posting.

Beverly said...

I love your hipster! I especially love the white on white in your stitching. That bag is going to get some use!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

I love the hipster and I could so make one myself with some of my beautiful fabric in my stash!

MoeWest said...

Your bag looks great! I like the hipster style and blue is my favourite colour.

slacker said...

So pretty! Thanks!

slacker said...

And I'm a follower.

Kathy H said...

Your stitching is beautiful and your blue fabric was just perfect for the bag.

Kathy H said...

I am a happy follower.

Debbie M said...

Oh my gosh that fabric went perfect with your stitchery...And what a cute bag you did a great job!

Gill said...

What a great bag - I love the stitching!
Thank you for sharing!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Sharon Dawn said...

I love the fabric you choose to go with your pretty stitches! It will be so much fun to use!

tink's mom said...

that is a great looking bag. The stitching pattern is perfect of the fabric you choose.

madebymeinred said...

The stitching is great on that lovely bag. Neat colored fabric. Now aren't you glad you are back to embroidery?

Julia said...

Love how you used your fabric as your inspiration! Totally cool project!! You should really think about doing a quilt with embroidery blocks, your stitching is fabulous.

Pauline said...

This is a super cool spring bag! I love it! Enjoy your bag!

LadyV said...

What a wonderful Spring bag! I would love one like that...you did a great job!

Vee

Brenda said...

Love you bag! Your stitching is beautiful. My friend and I are going to make a Mini Messenger bag, I believe close to the same size. Much better than paying for Vera any day.

Brenda said...

It is my first visit, I am now a follower. I also live in the "sticks", middle of the woods. But not in a log home. I am going to check yours out next.

Kay Eyles said...

Your bag is sweet. I have enjoyed visiting you on the blog hop, it is lovely to find new blogs.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay Eyles said...

I am a new follower, thanks for your sweet giveaway. I haven't tried covering buttons myself yet, but should have a go. One of the reasons I like to read blogs is for inspiration and ideas.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Jeanie said...

Your bag is just darling.... I love the fabric and how you embelished the flowers! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the great giveaway!

Cathi said...

Your stitching is wonderful and I love that bag!

Rosa said...

Your bag is super cute with that lovely stitching.Thanks for sharing!

Barb66 said...

Your bag is lovely, I love the addition of beads! Thanks for a chance to win.

Barb66 said...

I am now a follower of your blog, it's so much fun to discover new blogs through a hop.

Linda said...

JOYOUS EASTER!
HI! THIS IS SUCH A SWEET GIVEAWAY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

barbara woods said...

your hipster is beautiful

barbara woods said...

i follow you

Robin said...

Your bag is great!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely bag. Love your embroidery.

Quilt n Queen said...

Luv your quilted hipster bag...the fabrics and the bead work are perfect. Great job, thanks for the chance and for the inspiration. Happy stitching, Pauline

Quilt n Queen said...

Carla, I'm a new follower #142. Thanks for sharing in the hop! More happy stitching, Pauline

LJ said...

Grand spring purse!! I love the blue and white. Your choice of colors for the embroidery are neat and make the design seem fresh and original.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

So fresh and crisp with the blue and white. Congrats on your Project Quilting win.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I am a new follower.

Jenny said...

lovely work. I love blue!

Janarama said...

Your hipster is very pretty. I love the colors and the addition of the beads.

lefuntz said...

What a cute little bag! Love the color. You will look very HIP wearing it!

vicki said...

Love the bag! thanks for sharing it, and thanks for the giveaway too. vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

I am a follower, us Kansas girls gotta stick together! (Lots of family in Cimarron, the Woods's) Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Go KU!

susie said...

Love your bag and the fabric and the stitching....Happy Stitching

Val Spiers said...

What a lovely bag. The embroidery is beautiful. Thanks for the give away.

lauraluvsloons said...

I love your spring bag. The fabric is a perfect match for the embroidery.

apple blossom said...

love the blue bag. nice job. love to be included in your giveaway too thanks

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apple blossom said...

gfc follower

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maggieinthemountains said...

Super cute!

maggiecolorado@gmail.com

Abbigail said...

Love your work! I also voted for your quilt "preparing the nest" Good Luck!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Gwen said...

Your flowers turned out just beautiful! I love how you coordinated them so well with the fabric. And what a fun bag!

usagypsy said...

Cute bag! Love the embroidery!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Ohhh I love the bag! The fabric and the stitching is so pretty together! Thanks for sharing.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I'm a new follower :)

pippirose said...

I love the little bag. Very pretty.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I follow via GFC.

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Bonnie58 said...

Great little bag. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love your bag! The beaded embellishment is such a nice touch.

Jana said...

Very nice bag! Congratulations!

hueisei said...

Beautiful bag.

hueisei said...

I'm a follower

Theresa said...

I just love your bag! Great job!

Theresa said...

I'm now following you with linky followers.

Lisa said...

Love your bag!

Lisa said...

I follow! Happy Easter!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love that gorgeous blue! blessings, marlene

Richard Healey said...

Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.