Welcome to the last day of the Summer Sewing Contest Blog Hop. If you are here from Jennifer's blog, welcome. I hope you will take a look at what I have been up to the last few months. There has been a lot going on here and I have big plans for my summer sewing. The first thing I had to do was make a new bag and a passport wallet for our big anniversary trip. In a few weeks we will be heading for a long awaited trip that starts in Berlin, Germany and will take us through Poland, Slovakia and we'll end in Vienna. Mr. Romance and I are celebrating 40 years of marriage and we can't wait to get away and explore places we have not yet visited. We are even going to meet up with a few blog friends and I will meet a cousin in Slovakia that I didn't even know I had until a few months ago!
I knew I wanted to try making Anna Noodlehead's 241 Tote. I have had the pattern for a while now and finally made one for me. I also wanted a passport wallet because I always just stick my passport in my bag and thought since I was making a bag I might as well make a matching wallet.
I used my precious collection of Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy and combined it with Essex Linen in the putty color. The linen gave me a few fits after fusing it to the interfacing, but in the end I love this bag. I added an outside padded and zippered pocket for my iPhone.
I lined the bag with Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets fabric in the Salmon/Coral color and it goes perfectly with the FMF. The bag has a magnetic clasp and a pocket inside, too.
I found the passport wallet pattern on Pinterest. Here's the link to the instructions. It was exactly what I was looking for.
It is secured with a snap closure. The wallet has a place for my passport, train tickets or itinerary papers, coins, cash, credit cards, a pen and it even has a vinyl window pocket for a driver's license. I put my Moo cards in there just in case I need to share my blog with someone in Europe.
|The euros are leftover from our 2010 trip to Europe.|
So what are your sewing plans for the summer? I have a list a mile long, but have to finish a few things before we leave and then I will tackle my long list when we return in July.
Here are the rules and the categories with all the dates for your submissions. Good luck and have fun.
- Home Decor
- Bags & Accessories
You may enter one item in each category.
2. Link up your entry at Ellison Lane Quilts: June 10-17.
3. Finalists are chosen in each category: June 18
4. Voting Begins: June 18- June 23
5. Winners announced: June 26
A randomly chosen winner in each category will win a Fat Quarter Bundle of fabric from Westminster Fibers / Free Spirit Fabric.
A wild card winner will be chosen by Jennifer's husband and will receive a $25 gift certificate to The Intrepid Thread.
Grab a button and spread the word! Then get sewing!