May 23, 2012

A Package from Kati

I knew this package was coming and I couldn't wait to get it either. Amy with Kati Cupcake has once again put out some really fun sewing patterns and I am one of the lucky ones that get to test them before they go out to her printer. Amy has had some severe medical problems this winter so I am so very glad she is feeling much, much better and that she is able to being doing the things she loves, like sewing and designing. Best of luck Amy.The new bag pattern she has coming out is one of her cutest yet I think. It's called Sweet Pea. My sample is out of some older fabric from Timeless Treasures that I bought way back when, when I was working at Creekside Needle Arts in Payson. So it's been in the closet hiding all this time. It pays to check out the closet mess once in awhile! I love the results and I can't wait to use it this summer, we'll see if it passes the test this weekend when I take it to St George to use.
The handles have strap wraps, isn't that a cute feature? It actually looks more complicated than it really is. And those big grommets make any bag fabulous, don't you agree? The big flap pocket on the front is also a great feature. It closes with a loop and a button.
A big back pocket with piping along the top. This feature is also on the inside pockets.
The pattern gives you the option for a zipper closure or a snap closure. For this one I chose the zipper closure, and the instructions are really well done for this. The next one I make I will try the snap version.
A view of the inside of the bag. She has you separate the pockets into four. I left one as is so I would have a separate pocket for my tablet.
So what did you think and like about the bag? The second pattern is a quilt called Lillian and Oliver. She does it in two color ways for a boy or a girl. The pattern also includes a darling burp cloth and bib. We had just gotten this cute fabric from Riley Blake called Peak Hour so that's what I did it from. These are kitted and ready to go at the Corn Wagon, just waiting for the patterns. You won't want to wait long for this one, it's going to move fast.
Ramona quilted loops and stars on it. The backing is the Snuggles in bright aqua blue. It's perfect for cuddling those cute babies or grand babies.

Thanks Amy for giving me the opportunity to help you out. I can't wait to see and make all of your other new things coming soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue to get better. And if you can't wait another week or two to see her new stuff, check everything out on her blog.


Lida said...

Lovely bag and fun quilt! Greetings

Yvonne said...

This sure is one of the cutest bags since "My favourite bag". I am sure you are going to get many compliments on it! The baby quilt is cute too. Love the way the minky turns out after Ramona quilted it. Good job on her too!
Have fun in St. George!

Rennie said...

Hai Shannon, for sure I think this is the most ivexper ptimertlovely bag till now.

trillium said...

That is a really nice bag--very well constructed.

How do you attach such big grommets? The only tools I've seen are for those small, eyelet-sized grommets.

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