Miranda Day Bag from Lazy Girl Designs

Miranda Day Bag - Lazy Girl Designs

Image from Lazy Girl Designs – Miranda Day Bag

I’ve had my eye on this pattern ever since it became available, and I wasn’t really sure whether or not I wanted it.  But now that I’ve seen an actual sample of it at my local quilt shop, I love, love, love it! And as soon as I have some shopping money, I’ll be going back to buy it.   This is a sturdy bag in a nice size (12″ high x 10″ high x 6″ deep), with lots of interior pockets.  You can easily personalize this pattern by mixing up your fabrics a bit.  Go over to Lazy Girl Designs for “where to buy” information.  Or if you live in the Foley, Alabama area, you can pick it up at Lacy’s Quilt Studio on N. McKenzie Street (Hwy. 59).  You can get purse handles and some beautiful fabric there as well.

Tutorial: Scrappy Pieced Scarf

With the holiday season closing in on us, I thought some more tutorials might be useful to those of you who like to handcraft your gifts.

The first new tutorial I have for you is the basic Scrappy Pieced Scarf. This scarf can be as simple or as complex as you’d like to make it.  This is a great way to use up scraps in your fabric stash, and the instructions can easily be adapted for charm packs, leftover quilt blocks, or fabric strips. In the directions here, I’ll be working with simple, unpieced sections of fabric, but I encourage you to be creative and to experiment. [Read more...]