Ghost Pillow Quilt Block

I have a new pattern out there! And until Halloween, it’s free!

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Does the pillow look familiar? It should! I just posted about it with the awesome pillow cube giveaway the other day! But today it’s about the pillow cover and the ghost block!

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Last year, I made the Bat pillows with the Bat Pattern that you can purchase here. This year I felt that we needed another one! But not another bat…. And despite the fact that tonight my husband couldn’t get comfortable on the couch because of all the pillows…Oops…. Oh, well, I did it anyway! I made a ghost to go with the bats!

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Earlier this year, I saw this glow in the dark star fabric and I knew I needed it. Need is key here, right? Then came the idea of the ghost. And of course, it needs to in glow in the dark fabric too! A solid glow in the dark would have been best, but I couldn’t find it.

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The pattern is a pretty quick sew! The head is a bunch of little pieces and can be a little bit slower, but once you get that done, you’re home free! Easy!

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The block is 6.6×8.5. I then added a bit more stars and the banding. The pattern does not include paper piecing instructions, but you can find the directions here. This could be an easy intro for the newbie to paper piecing!

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The pattern can be found in my etsy shop! So be sure to swing by and check out the shop and get your ghost pattern!

 

 

 

 

The Mini Messenger Bag

I got to test a pattern for Katy of The Littlest Thistle! I’ve seen her make some fun bags so I was excited ot try this one.

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This one is the Mini Messenger Bag. I’ve made messenger bags before, but I was interested in seeing what made her’s different from the others. One is the size. It’s mini! It is exactly the right size for a kiddo, for sure.

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I wanted to make it for my son, but he didn’t want one. At least not until he saw mine…. The picture on the cover is a little girlie and I think he was blinded by the floral fabric. Because when he saw mine in person, even though it’s a little girlie though, he wanted mine! But I said no! And I used it the other day and it’s great!

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The second piece about it that was new to me was the insides! The pattern calls for some fusible interfacing that I had never actually used before. A woven interfacing, which I also learned is fantastic for clothing. And a fusible fleece. I’ve seen this before, but typically skip it since it isn’t in my sewing room… This time I bought it and the two interfacings really do give the bag a big sturdy shape!

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Lastly, for new ot me sewing, I have never done an adjustable strap! It seems like I would have with all the hundreds of purses I’ve made in my time (I used to sell purses…). But no! Super easy!

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I love a purse with an inside pocket! And it has one included in the pattern! Next time I might put one on each side.

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The outside pocket is perfect for my phone! I made it the contrasting color, but in hindsight, I think I’d stick with either the same color or at least not as contrasting because part of the pocket shows under the flap. which I didn’t realize in the process!

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And its’ a great size for a stuffie! I couldn’t resist, since this guy looked so cute in it! I actually didn’t carry Mt. Doodles around in it. I used it for carrying books and I really loved how the strap felt on my shoulder. I have a problem with bags falling off my shoulder, but this one didn’t!

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Now to get your own pattern! You can purchase the pattern here at Katy’s shop. To celebrate the launch of her new pattern she’s offering 25% off ALL the patterns in her shop! Hurry over, the discount is available until April 10th with the code HOPPYEASTER15.

 

 

Surfer Slacks and a Giveaway

 

I’ve been loving using patterns from other bloggers I follow and it’s true for the Surfer Slacks by See Kate Sew!

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This was another project I did while at the beach house! Fitting, huh!?! Surfer Slacks… Beach House… And what do you think about the fabric? I found it while I was at the beach and I couldn’t help myself! I loved it! And I thought it would be kinda funny to use fabric with surf boards on it for the surfer slacks!

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The pattern was so easy to follow! There’s only a few pieces, actually. Or so it seems! The kiddo and I both love the big back pockets. I think he really likes to un-button them and run around listening to them click together!

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Part of the pattern is the fun big cuffs. But as I was making them, the whole family veto’ed the cuffs. I already had them cut and everything. But everyone said no. So I went with the peer pressure.

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The problem was, without the cuff, with the pants hemmed, they were a little short. Then the kid had a growth spurt. Yes, in one month, he GREW!

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So I added the cuffs! Now they aren’t too short and have the cute cuffs!

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Another favorite part is the waistband. It’s a knit waistband that covers the elastic. It just looks so comfy to me! There weren’t actually too many fabric shops around the beach, so I ended up finding a knit tank shirt that I cut up and turned into the waist!

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I don’t know if the kiddo loves the pants or having his picture taken more! But I’m pretty sure he loves both!!

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So what do you think? Like the pattern? Want to make it for your little guy? Well, tpday’s your day! Kate is offering one copy of the Aspen Ruffle Dress and a copy of the Surfer Slacks to one lucky reader!

Giveaway Closed!

 

Ready to WIN? You have FIVE ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1. Visit Kate’s shop and let us know which pattern is your favorite! Leave one comment. (one entry)

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That’s 5 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. Open to both US and International readers. The giveaway will close on Sunday, July 14th at 11.59 PST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.

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