Monday, August 22, 2011

Round and around

I enjoyed hosting the STASHTACULAR with my fellow cohostesses with the mostesses, Kelly and Jenna. Some of the participants have been posting pictures with things they have  made with the fabrics they have received. You need to check out these very creative items here. It's really fun to see fabric scraps you sent away become treasures in others hands.
This is what I made with some fabric that I received
The dotted blue and green  fabric is from the STASHTACULAR event. I added the solids and the trees from my stash. 

The sides and back are in left over linen. 

It's a great bag for embroidery and keeping all those little hoops corralled. I typically store my scissors and thread in the little pocket. I added the extra hoops so you could see how many fit into the interior.
In addition, I decided I'd try a circle bag without the extra width (I will confess that the zipper instillation was a bit tricky).
So I went back to my STASHTACULAR scraps received and came up with this…

The teal squiggle fabric was received in the STASHTACULAR. I added the other fabric and the linen. (front)

The white with green and blue "boomerangs" was received in the STASHTACULAR (back)

The interior is one of the DS fabrics from Joann's . This fits a larger hoop than the other circle bag. If you look closely, there are 2 hoops in this bag, and you could easily put more if you put them inside one another.
So, dear STASHTACULAR participants- I really couldn't have made this without you. THANKS!!!! the fabric was great and it really inspired me.

Everyone- Stay tuned ….. later this week- a give away (August 24)  and a tutorial (August 29th)!!


  1. Love the round pouch...perhaps a tutorial for it? Great use of scraps!

  2. Those are all super cute! Would like to try a circle bag some day. Right now I would probably cry a river trying to instal the zipper tho :)

  3. Can't wait for the tutorial... I have a friend who loves to embroider...This bag would be wonderful as a special Christmas present...


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