Saturday, June 20, 2015

Canadian designers tour

In case you haven't heard, there is an inspiring blog tour of Canadian pattern designers and I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate!  Here is a line up of all the dates/blogs:

June 1 - 3Gracious Threads - InterviewCreative Bug - The Wholesome Mama - stitched by crystalJune 4 - 6Jalie – InterviewShaffer SistersCall AjairehibbadorayJune 8 – 10Thread Theory – InterviewHandmade BoyRebel & MaliceSew Out of ControlJune 11 - 13Audrey & Tiffany – InterviewAll Things Katy!Not Sew FastConversas de HermanaJune 15 – 17E+M Patterns – InterviewFrom-a-BoxMade by SaraClimbing the WillowJune 17 - 19Victory Patterns – InterviewSwoodson SaysThread Riding HoodSprouting JubeJubeJune 18 – 20FABulous Home Sewn – InterviewCreate3.5Calm and CarrionStitches by LauraJune 22 – 24Filles a Maman – InterviewPattern RevolutionPhatQuarterssewstarlyHouse of EstrelaJune 24 – 26Closet Case Files – Interviewgloria juneRebel & MaliceSew Far NorthJune 25 – 27Elegance & Elephants – InterviewSprouting JubeJubeAmandaRoseMae & KJune 29 - 30Lulu & Celeste: new makes and a round up postJuly 1stLast day to enter Giveaways and Final Round up Post!

Of course, there is a FABulous giveaway!
Click this link to get your entries in!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Okay!  On to my FABulous experience!  I got to make these cute all-purpose bags.  The pattern is the Zippy Keeper by FABulous Home Sewn. (  This is a very straight forward pattern with several different variations.  
These will make great back to school teacher bags.  I would reccommend making them a little bit wider if you want to put pencils inside.  We tried and it was a tight squeeze for new pencils, lol! I can see them being perfect for so many other things, everything from money to paper clips--the sky's the limit!

I made the larger size and it is a FABulous size for so many non-adult things!
Don't boys LOVE to collect things: legos, cars, balls, cards, game pieces, video games... In fact, perfectly fits one of my son's portable video games!

Wouldn't this be great filled with mini figures?
Figurines from a video game system.

I found some great uses for these bags in my sewing room as well...
I have the hardest time keeping those clippy things together, but now they can be corralled in one of my Zippy Keeper bags!  And I have a lot more pairs of little scissors than I realized.  This would be the perfect spot to keep up with them!
Scissors and sewing clips.
What would you keep in your Zippy Keeper bag?

Want to learn more about the FABulous pattern designer Fenna?

Interview here:

OH!  She is so FABulous, she is offering up a discount code, but oh rats! Today is the last day for that, hurry to her pattern shop!
Coupon code: Coupon code is ocanada for 15% off in the etsy shop:
Prices will be automatically reduced in the craftsy shop:,641854

Coupon will be valid from June 17th midnight until the 20th.
  Thanks for stopping by!! :)

(yes, I received a copy of this pattern in exchange for this post)