Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Busy Bags

A friend of mine on Instagram (Bonnie - @greenletterday) released her new Tessa Basket Pattern, which is darling and easy!

I've been wanting to make each of my girls a Busy Bag - a bag for those times when little ones need to be able to sit quietly (church or Bible study), and have a few things to do.  Using the Tessa Basket Pattern, I added in a bunch of pockets to organize markers and hold crayons, little pads of paper, snacks, small toys, or whatever!  The bag dimensions are perfect for holding a large coloring book, as well as a water bottle and even a few other things, with the added magnetic snap at the top to keep everything snug.
I wrote up an free add-on pattern for the things I added (pockets & magnetic snap), so you can make some too! I also changed the way you finish the bag, making the lining smooth vs. the seam line in the bottom.
Tessa Basket Pattern: (PDF pattern available here).
Busy Bag (add-on) Pattern: (PDF pattern available here)
These are such fun bags to make, and they're pretty darn cut, too.
I don't think they're excited to start using them, do you?
And if you make some yourself, be sure to tag Bonnie (@greenletterday) and me (@redrainbootshandmade) on Instagram!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Giveaway Winner and SewTogetherBags for SALE {tonight!}

Thank you to everyone who entered the Gratefulness Giveaway!  Between comments on this blog...and comments/reposts on Instagram, there were over 450 entries.  Using the Random Number Generator... Charity (on IG) won the SewTogetherBag.  (yay Charity!)
Annnnnd... I've got some good news!
For those of you who've had a hankering for a sewtogetherbag,  but don't want to tackle all those zippers, I've got 8 more bags I'll be putting up for sale tonight (Thursday 2/12/15) at 8pm (mountain time), on Instagram.  (you can find me @RedRainbootsHandmade)
They will be $55/each, plus Priority Mail shipping ($5)
I know you're dying for a peek at the bags, so here you go. =) 

BAG #1 - Amy Butler (1 available)
BAG #2 - AMH (2 available)
BAG #3 - AMH (2 available)
BAG #4 - Essex Linen/Fruit Stand (1 available)
BAG #5 - Essex Linen/Fruit Stand (1 available)
Bag #6 - Essex Linen/Red Scrappy (1 available)
Who knows... maybe you'll end up with one of these, just in time for Valentine's Day?!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Gratefulness Giveaway

Can you believe it?

Its’ been ONE year.  One whole year since many of you and the IG community (along with God!) turned a horrible-awful scam story into a crazy-thrilling story of redemption. 
Read part 1 - The Scam Story
Read part 2 - The Redemption Story
One year later, I am still sincerely humbled and grateful to so many of you (friends I have “met” on IG and complete strangers) who were moved to compassion – who showed me love and concern - who generously gave money towards a new sewing machine.

So to celebrate and show a token of my gratitude and thanks to you, I’m holding a  Gratefulness Giveaway (on IG and this blog) - this cute Sew Together Bag!  It's perfect for holding any assortment of things - cosmetics, sewing supplies, craft/teachers supplies...
To enter: Leave a comment below (include your email address).  Winner will be chosen on Wednesday (2/11/15) at 12pm Mountain Time.  Good luck - and thank you for turning such a bad story into such a great one!


Modern Pearls Quilt Along - Week Four (the finish!)

Good Morning, friends!  It's the fourth (and final) week of our Modern Pearls Quilt Along, and this is where all those 9 patches start t...