Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Patchwork Tote Completed

Finally finished the patchwork tote that I started a few weeks ago.  It was all inspired by this post and tutorial by Sherri of Thread Riding Hood.   I love how it turned out.  I love that it actually turned out lol.  I almost lost hope.  Not really a patchwork or quilter, I ran into a few challenges along the way.  I suppose if I would have followed the directions that would have helped.  But no, always have to be a little different and make things much larger, mine finished at 20" wide by 16" tall and is 6" deep at the bottom! I probably shouldn't have been watching Ancient Aliens while I was attempting this either.  I tend to get sucked into that, being a mystic junkie and all.  Back to the bag.  The strips of fabric do not match up exactly on the sides, hence no side view pic.  Somehow I cut one or two strips a tad too wide.  And the grommet holes.  Don't even want to talk about it.  My tote is extra sturdy because I used Annies soft and stable along with interfacing along with a canvas liner.  I know, a little over kill, but hey, sew and learn.  So, it was super thick and I had much cutting out of layers and ended up buying curtain ring things to cover the holes.  All in all, I really love how it turned out and can't wait to fill it up on our next trip.  What do you think?

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Happy Mothers Day everyone!  Today is a beautiful day here.  Sunny and warm.  Feeling sunny and warm inside too.  So, I am extending my Moms Day sale over at my Shelly Jack Handmade etsy shop through May 18.  Just head over here and type in the coupon code MOM20 at checkout for 20% off your entire order.  A few things have sold or sold out (thank you for that!) but I'll have some new summer totes and cosmetic bags out this week!

 New fabrics for summer!

  Patchwork sewing tote almost done!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 1st AND a COUPON!

May 1st.  May 1st?  MAY 1ST!  OMG.  Where oh where is the time going?!?  Been spending as much time in the sewing studio as possible before the next road trip.  So, there are a few new things up over in my etsy shop Shelly Jack Handmade.  Some really, really, really cool things I might add =)  In honor of May, and Mothers Day, here's a coupon code just for you!  Enter MOM20 at checkout HERE and receive 20% off your entire order!  That's right, 20% off everything.  Offer good through May 12.  Happy May 1.  =)

Here's a peek:

Get yours HERE :)