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roam

In December 2015, my parents had come out a few days to visit before my dad had a business meeting at the strip.  While we were driving around I saw that my dad was carrying all his glasses, I think he has three different ones each with a case, in a plastic bag. So I asked him if he wanted something more sturdy for them.  I had seen a photo somewhere before a zipper bag with a handle on the front side rather than coming up from the sides. I know it sounds confusing but you’ll see what I’m talking about in a bit.

So I had some leftover fabric from his Christmas gift to make this zipper bag for his birthday.  It’s called Roam from Hawthorne Threads.  It’s one of their in-house prints that is digitally printed.  It’s gorgeous!

Oops..before I get ahead of myself, here is his Christmas gift.  He wanted a trash bag for his car. I used Pellon Matte Vinyl Fuse to make it water-resistant and easily wipeable.  img_20151107_163338

He’s always liked horses but recently he’s said that he also likes buffalo’s so that’s why I went with this print.  I liked how the top looks like the sky with the buffalo roaming and the yellow strap is like the sun.  On the interior is the cloud print at top and the feathers you see above.
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Here’s the zipper bag I was started talking about above. I put some scraps together to make this bag.  I ended up messing up a little.  I had imagined the feathers print to be next to each other on the left, however, when I was piecing it I didn’t plan correctly and ended up with the feathers on the left side of both sides.img_20151219_191432

You can’t really tell in the picture above but in the one below you can see that on the other side of the feathers it’s the blue roaming one.  Also, here’s what I was talking about the handle being on the front side rather than on the sides.
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I didn’t measure any of his cases so it’s a good thing they fit well.  I actually had a lot of fun making this bag because it was the first piecing/topstitching pieces I’d ever done.  It was a little stressful because I didn’t want to mess up with topstitching but then I remembered that my dad would love it no matter what.  haha. So then I felt better and just went with it.  The stitching is probably the straightest I’d made thus far.

 

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i need an apron!

So I think I had posted a photo of me wearing my Starbucks Coffee Company apron and one of my old coworkers had said she lost all of hers.  I offered to make one for her and she said that it’d be cool to have one.  So I went to look for some fabric and started.

First I laid out the apron and cut along the edges and included a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
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I cut two pieces, front and back and cut a piece for pockets.
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Here is the apron string ends.
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All completed!
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A coworker from Old Navy asked me to make three aprons for Christmas gifts for her after she saw this post on IG.img_20140730_174351

This is the first one. Sorry about the blurry photos……
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A close-up of a small quilting to keep the pieces together.
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Apron strings.
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The second one is for her sister who survived breast cancer.
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She asked to include this ribbon somewhere.  I thought it added a personal touch.
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Some quilting to keep the pieces together.
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The apron strings.  She really liked this print even thought it was on flannel.  I thought it went well, color-wise, too.
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The last one.  I forgot to take photos of it at home so when I brought them to work I ended up taking photos of it at work.
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I was proud of my super straight stitching so I took a photo of it.
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Sweet stitch quilting to keep the pieces together.
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Here is a photo of the three recipients, her grandma, mom, and sister.
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So glad that I was able to help her with some handmade gifts .  Also, making aprons is fun!

Pinspiration – numero cincuenta y tres

5 minute creamy key lime pie.
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source: www.myrecipemagic.com via Tricia on Pinterest

more like five minutes + 4 hours of refrigeration.  I almost didn’t have this ready in time because once again i’m horrible at reading recipes all the way through before starting on it.  luckily i read this one at the time of day where i still had enough time to get it done before we left for our dinner party.

the pie was super easy to make and super easy to devour.  haha.

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Pinspiration – numero cincuenta y dos

a few hours after i pinned this roasted tomato and goat cheese quiche my friend commented on it saying that when i make this she’ll have to be there to try it.  and that’s exactly what happened.  i made it and she ate it.
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source: www.savorysimple.net via Tricia on Pinterest

a problem i always have is not reading the recipe fully and completely before starting to make things.  i didn’t realize that i had to actually roast the tomatoes for about 45 minutes before putting the quiche together and so they didn’t taste quite like they should have. But it was still good.

I’ve made it once more this time roasting the tomatoes and everything as the recipe calls for and it didn’t really taste any different.  So it’s up to you.  haha.  If I do make it again I think I’ll add a bit more chives.  I’ve found that I really like the flavor of chives so adding more will only make it better.  haha.

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Pinspiration – numero cincuenta y uno

Lasagna but in soup form!
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source: www.damndelicious.net via Tricia on Pinterest

This was pretty good but a bit too much work for the flavor.  I’d rather just make regular lasagna.  And eating the ricotta open like that is a bit overpowering.  I might make it again but it’ll have to be for a really good reason.

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