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Friday, June 14, 2013

Julia is on today and I am hosting for her...wait till you see her Tammy BAG




Hello and welcome to the Tammy Bag Blog Hop!  I’d like to send a big thank you to Madame Samm for hosting me and a big kiss and hug to my husband for taking the pictures of my project.

I was really excited when Madame Samm announced this blog hop because I’m always on the lookout for projects that I can give as gifts. When I saw the Tammy bag I knew immediately that I wanted to make one up for my sister. As it happens she is coming to visit us on the 19th of June. 

I participated in the U R Priceless Blog Hop and knew that I wanted to be more adventurous in making this bag. I decided to use some fabric that I could fussy cut for the outside pockets. As you can tell from the pictures it worked pretty well on one side but not so great on the other. I forgot to take into account the bag sagging and thus I lost the two birds from showing up properly.

The one thing that I’m glad I did was to make a separate pattern for the fleece pattern pieces. I made those pattern pieces a smidge smaller and that helped to reduce the bulk in the seams. I’m also grateful for Leslie’s tip with the lining. Pulling the bag through the sides as opposed to the top made putting on the handle SO much easier for me!

Another thing I did differently was that I used fishing line to sew on the handle. I was rummaging around my sewing room looking for thread to use for that purpose when I came across some fishing line in one of my stashes. I know that I had gotten it for some long ago project and I thought to myself, “why not try this?”. FYI: fishing line comes in different weights and I used an 8lb weight.  I’m pleased with how it looks and will use this again.

I didn’t want to give my sister an empty bag so I put in a project for her from Raspberry Rabbits, as well as some Aurifil thread, scissors, Thread Heaven wax, a magnetic bee needle minder, and of course chocolate!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to see the other participants. Again, many thanks to Madame Samm for her wonderful work.








June 14th ( friday)








and here are the ladies I share my day with .

58 comments:

  1. such a cute bag, I am sure your sister will love it. thanks for sharing.

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  2. Lucky sister! Cute Cute!!!! Love your fabrics....and all the goodies! Your hubby took wonderful pictures...tell him thanks! ;)

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  3. Oh your sister is so very lucky indeed. That bag is just adorable. I love the ric-rac and the little bumblebee! Thank you for sharing. Have fun hopping around.
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  4. What a very pretty bag. Your sister has a wonderful sister!

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  5. What a sweet Tammy bag! Love the needle keeper you added, great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Very pretty bag & what a wonderful gift! Lucky sister!

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  7. What pretty vintage looking fabric! You did a lovely job!

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  8. So very cute! love the birds and rickrack!

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  9. Oh I loove your birdiesfabric! Such a beautiful Tammy!

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  10. What a beautiful fabric you have used, I love you cute Tammy. Thanks for sharing

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  11. Your bag turn out "sew" cute Julia ! Loving that birdie fabric ! Your sister will love it too !

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  12. Hello Julia,
    your Tammy is so-o-o cute, lovely fabrics!
    I'm sure your sister will love this beautiful bag.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  13. Very sweet this bag. Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  14. Your Tammy is too cute! Love that fabric!!

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  15. Your bag is fabulous! I so love the colors.Thank you for participating in the hop.

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  16. Such a cute bag! I love your idea with the fishing line. Gonna try it on my next Tammy. :)

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  17. That birdie fabric is so cute! And thanks for the fishing line hint....I broke the thread on my Tammy several times and had to start over... fishing line would blend with everything and be strong. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Your "Tammy" bag is wonderful...Love the fabrics (birds) and what you filled with it. Have a fun day.

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  19. Nice extra touches...love the fabric and the magnet bug :)

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  20. I love your bag and the idea of using fishing line - wish I'd read that earlier! blessings, marlene

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  21. I do love your fabric....and yes; fishing line would be nice a strong too.

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  22. Rosemary B here:
    Julia, your bag is soo incredibly cute! Oh my goodness, just like a little gem.
    I adore the fabrics you chose both in and out, Sooo amazing and button cute
    thank you for sharing your massive creativity

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  23. That is just great. Love the fabric and all the stuff you can put in it.

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  24. Your sister will be so pleased. I love your fabric. Great job on the bag!

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  25. Gorgeous! The cute fabric, the colours, the trimming, and all you put in your Tammy! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Beautiful Julia!!! Any seamstress or quilter would be thrilled to have such a lovely bag :*)

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  27. Gotta love those tweet birdies! Very cute bag!

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  28. That is totally cute! What a great idea to use fishing line - I know I have some in the tackle box :-) Lucky sister to be the recipient of your bag and 'stuffings'..

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  29. Julia, you are a mistress of sewing skills...your bag is beautiful. truly a delight

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  30. That is love and your fabrics are adorable.

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  31. This is just too cute. I love your fabrics and I know your sister will be delighted!

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  32. A beautiful Tammy bag. Love the fabric print and the colors too. Your rickrack touch is nice and the bee needle holder on the bag is so sweet. What a lucky sister to receive such a wonderful and thoughtful gift, which of course means that YOU are a wonderful and thoughtful sister!

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  33. Your sis has to be the luckiest sis. I love your bag. Where did you find the magnetic bee? I have never seen anything like it before.

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  34. I love the little bee needle holder and the colors are so sweet! I wish I'd thought of fishing line cause I went through 3 different threads before finding one that would hold!

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  35. Sew Sweet! I love aqua and red. The bee is the prefect touch. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  36. Adorable Bag!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! Your Sister is very Blessed! :)

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  37. Those birds are just the cutest.

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  38. Fabulous bag! Lucky sister!

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  39. Look at the sweet little birds in the lovely aqua/red fabrics, my fav current color combo. Your husband is quite a photographer and I am sure you thanked him for showcasing your Tammy properly. Your sister is a lucky girl and even has a project to stitch on while she visits with you. Well done!

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  40. Love those fabrics...and that bee is just too cute! Great idea to use fishing line.

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  41. Adorable Tammy Bag...your fabric choice is wonderful and I love that magnetic needle holder!

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  42. I love your bag. Gorgeous fabric.....It is my favorite so far in the hop/.

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  43. Such a beautiful bag ... I like the added touch of the needle holder.

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  44. I am in love with your bag and that fabric, AND the ric rack works so well. Great job!
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  45. What a beautiful Tammy bag! Love the colors, and thank you so much for the tips!
    krseitz at earthlink dot net

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  46. What a great gift for your sister! I love the pretty fabrics and the magnetic needle holder. Where did you buy the needle holder? I've never seen them before.

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    1. I bought it a long time ago and don't remember where I bought it. However the company is Puffin & Company, and there website is puffinco.com.

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  47. Love the bag! What a sweet sister you are!

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  48. Look at those sweet little love birds. Love that magnetic bee - decorative and also so useful. Did you make the bee? Adorable.

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    1. No, my talent doesn't go that far. Puffin & Company are the makers of these needle minders and their website is puffinco.com.

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  49. Very cute, love the fabric with the sweet little love birds.

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  50. Love the fabric. The birds are adorable. Thanks for the info on the sweet bee needle minder. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Super sweet. Love that fabric. You made it look easy.

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  52. What an adorable little bag! love the fabric and it's so useful.
    Thanks for sharing

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  53. I just found these stuffs also on http://www.apparelnbags.com/rabbit-skins/index.htm .I really like this for my kid.

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