Monday, February 3, 2014

"She Who Sews" Blog Hop!



Welcome to the "She Who Sews" Blog Hop!  Sorry for the delay in posting. I had MAJOR problems getting my post to load today! Very frustrating but it's done!
Today is my day to show you my loverly sewing accessories. 

Thank you to Madame Samm and Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks for being great cheerleaders! All of the projects so far have been wonderful!

The challenge of this blog hop was to sew something using a specific fabric series and sew items for our sewing rooms. What a great opportunity this was for me to help organize and decorate!

We used the "She Who Sews" Collection of Handmaids by Quilting Treasures.




This fabric is so fun! I only purchased a few pieces but they are all lovely. And they feel wonderful! 

I made these lovely hanging organizers.  They are from a McCall's Kwik Sew Pattern #K3900. They came in 4 sizes. I made the large, extra small and medium. I still need to make the small one. Very easy peasy pattern. I love the way they turned out!  I used 2 of the smaller panels on 2 of the bags and the flowers on the small one and the ruler fabric lines all of them and very heavyweight interfacing so they will not be floppy. I'm not really sure what I'm going to store in them, but I'm sure I'll think of something! I have a TON of stuff!




I also made this AWESOME Pins & Snips Stay Put pincushion and thread catcher! I LOVE 
it! Again I used one of the panels for the top. I almost don't want to stick pins in her!  It was designed by my wonderful Chica friend, Karen at SewMuch2Luv. You NEED to check out her awesome project bags and aprons. They are the bomb! And she's also participating in today's blog hop so be sure to go to her blog and check out her project!

 The top. I love the panels!

The thread catcher.  Nice and big. Gotta love jumbo rick-rack!



I also made this machine table rug so my scissors and seam ripper and other accessories don't slide or get banged around when I'm sewing. I love the paper dolls and the buttons fabric is so stinkin' cute! And doesn't it look cute next to my Maggie! (I call my Janome Magnolia "Maggie". My husband thinks I'm weird.)



These were very fun projects and I love the way they turned out. They are a wonderful addition to my sewing room.


If you are excited to see what the other hoppers (listed below) have made from the same fabric collection, hop on over to their blogs! Leave a comment and you'll make their day!

My Whittle Adventures (Me! I'm sew glad you stopped by!)

Thanks for visiting and Happy Quilting!

111 comments:

  1. Love your sewing room projects! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Love Love the thread catcher and other projects. I can't wait to get sewing. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    1. Isn't the thread catcher great? please follow the link I have and you will be able to purchase the pattern from Karen. It's easy to follow and actually comes with an embroidery project for the top of the pincushion.

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  3. that all turned out so fabulous. the heart button put it over the top. I just may need a little sewing rug for my machine area too. great stuff!

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    1. LOVE the heart button too but you know me and hearts...the sewing rug was a last minute idea (that I totally messed up). I'll tell you about it some day!

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  4. Your projects are all so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  5. Wonderful job on all your projects. They really jazz up your space.

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    1. Thank you Charlotte! I wasn't sure about all the black in the fabric, but I think it really adds that bit of "punch"

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  6. its all in the details , the heart button, the ricrac, your pinning piece is absolutely delightful..as your other projects…wellllll done!

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    1. Thank you Mdm Samm! It's been a fun blog! Great choice of fabrics to create with too!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! They were fun to do and I"m very happy with them all.

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  8. Great projects all but I'm especially intrigued by those hanging bags. What great storage and such a bright addition to your sewing room! blessings, marlene

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    1. Thank you Marlene! The bags were fun and easy. McCall's pattern I bought when they were on sale at Joanns. Use the heavyweight interfacing and they will not be floppy. Now to figure out what to put in them!

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  9. What wonderful projects, perfect for this fabric. Maggie is all set! Well done!

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    1. Thank you Deonn! Yes she is. Still need to make her a cover. Didn't get it finished in time for the hop but I have plenty of fabric left! Thanks for visiting

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  10. Great projects! Those hanging bags are very clever. Everything you created is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Leah. I love the bags too. I'm not quite sure what I"m going to put in them yet though!
      Thank you for visiting!

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  11. You have made some lovely additions to your sewing room! I can understand why you do not want to stick pins in that lovely lady!

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    1. Ha! I've already been trying not to stick them in her face! Thanks for visiting today!

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  12. Like the hanging bags, and the thread catcher, pincushion is fab, but the mat idea is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh thank you for the kind words! That mat was a last minute idea yesterday and I tell you I had nothing but problems! ha! I did right sides together with batting in the middle and when I turned it I realized that I had done it backwards! ha! So I did have to do some creative re-do but I love the way it turned out too. Will keep my scissors from falling on the floor! Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Cute, Cute. Maggie looks pretty happy with her accessories.

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    1. Thank you Vicki! It actually makes me want to sew more with all the new accessories. Thanks for visiting!

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  14. I love the jumbo ric rac. You put the little touches on all your projects to make them shine. I need every one of these.
    Thanks for hopping. Great job!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Carla! I use the last few inches of all the red jumbo rick rack I had too but made it work Need to order more! I LOVE anything red. Thanks for visiting!

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  15. All your new accessories just make me smile. What a great way to enjoy your sewing area.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! I had a great time creating them and I LOVE the way they look in my room! Thanks for visiting!

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  16. All of your projects are so adorable, Denice. I am not sure which one I like the most.But I would definitely love to have them in my sewing room. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting today Joyce!

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  17. What perfect little additions for your sewing room!! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Fabulous projects. Can't decide which I like best; they're all great!

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    1. Thanks Doris! They were fun to create!

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  19. So many projects from a small purchase of fabric. The panels are so versatile. i especially like the thread catcher. Nicely done. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I LOVE the thread catcher. Visit my friends Karen at the link and you can make one too. Her version even comes with an embroidery pattern for the top of the cushion.

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  20. Great projects! I love that thread catcher. You are all set now to sew on "Maggie"!

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    1. Yes I am! Thank you for visiting. And visit SewMuch2Luv for the pattern for the thread catcher. It even comes with an embroidery pattern too!

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  21. What wonderful projects! Those are perfect for the sewing room!

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    1. Thanks Linda! They were fun to create too!

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  22. Denise you projects are all ah-mazing!!! You've been a busy girl :) Congrats on winning most creative today!!! You deserve it my crafty friend! (and Thanks for the link :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! I've received a TON of compliments on the pincushion/thread catcher and I keep referring them to your site! It was a fun project. I was excited to see most creative today too! Thanks you your wonderful design!

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  23. These are just beautiful helpers to sit by your sewing machine...I love them all! Your sewing table cover is a great idea!

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    1. Thank you Carol! They were fun to create too. Thanks for visiting today!

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  24. Hi Denise!
    I love your projects. Very pretty! Glad you are back :)
    xo jan

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    1. Thank you Jan! Its good to be creative again and now that I have "pretties" for my space it makes it more fun!

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  25. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  26. great work Denise! How fun is all of that!

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    1. Thanks Amy! I LOVE how everything turned out too. Makes my space fun

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  27. Well, you did lot sof projects, your sewing room must be veeeery happy with all these new goodies!!! They look great, I love the hangers!

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    1. Thank you Judy! They look wonderful in my room and I'm very happy with them. The hanging organizers were easy and fun! You should make some for yourself!

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  28. Sew Worth the Wait! Love the sewing machine surround!!! Very Nice!

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  30. Your projects are wonderful! I know you will enjoy using them in your sewing room! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Carol! I may have trouble sticking pins in the pretty cushion, but looking forward to using the rest a lot!

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  31. What lovely projects! One of these days I will get around to making a threadcatcher... one of these days :)

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    1. Oh Heidi you need to click on the link I provided to get the pattern for the one I made. It's quite easy and only took me a few hours! Thanks for the lovely comments!

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  32. Love LOve LOVe the thread catcher/pin cushion combo ! Everything you made is useful and sew cute !

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    1. Thanks Vickie! It was easy and the pattern includes an original embroidery for the top! Check it out. Thanks for visiting today!

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  34. You must feel great working in your sewing room with all those beautiful accessories.

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Yes and it gave me. An opportunity to do some organizing too!

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  35. Love the hanging baskets - great idea - will have to make some of them. Love the thread catcher and pincushion as well - very beautifully made.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments! Yes make some a, they were pretty easy!

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  36. Great use of the fabric! I'm loving the organizers. The pin cushion and thread catcher are on my list!

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    1. Thank you! I am so in love with the pincushion! I love the way it turned out. Check out the link for the pattern. Karen includes an original embroidery for the top too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  37. What cute projects! Love the hanging baskets, and brilliant to use a 'rug' for your machine. My scissors and things fly all over the room when I'm sewing! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy with the way everything turned out. Thanks for visiting today!

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  38. All of your projects are wonderful. Like how you placed the panels within your creations.

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    1. Thank you. This was such a fun fabric line to work with. I have more of the fabric too. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  39. Great projects…so cute!!! Love the baskets :) Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Lovely projects. Good choice of fabrics for these. This collection has so many different possibilities. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  41. I love how you made use of the fabric. I love all of the projects, especially the thread catcher. Good job.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for the nice comments and for visiting today!

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  42. Fabulous projects using "She Who Sews" fabrics. I adore how practical your pieces are. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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    1. Thank you! It is a great fabric line to create with and hopping is so fun! Thanks for visiting today!

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  43. Maggie looks wonderful all dolled up with new accessories!

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    1. Thank you! She still needs a cover which is next on my list! Thanks for visiting today!

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  44. Love all your projects and the way you dolled up Maggie with them. This has been a great blog and given me so many ideas!

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    1. Thank you Sandra! It has been a fun hop with lots of creative projects!

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  45. Your pin cushion and thread catcher are the bomb! Thanks Denise for the inspiration. All of your attention to detail! you definitely deserved an award today :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! The pattern is an original designed by my good friend Karen. Follow the link and check it out! There is an original embroidery design too. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  46. Your bags for hanging from the wall make a lot of sense to me, I will have to keep those in mind. I can see them working well in other spots throughout the house too! Thank you for sharing!
    Oh, and good luck with those dresdens, what happened to you is why I haven't done them yet!
    ~Brandy

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    1. Thanks Brandy! I'm very happy with the way they turned out. Yep...I'm over the dresdens for a while! Haha! But my goal is to finish the quilt before the end of the year. Thanks for visiting today!

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  47. What wonderful sewing projects. They certainly will brighten up your sewing room. Love the pincushion basket.

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    1. I love them too! Thank you for the nice comments!

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    1. Isn't it great! I love it too. Be sure to go to the link to get the pattern. There is a custom embroidery included in the pattern! Thanks for visiting Theresa!

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  49. Hi Denise - I love the way these turned out too! You did such a nice job. Thanks for showcasing our She Who Sews fabrics so beautifully. I enjoyed seeing these very much. J. Wecker Frisch

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! The fabrics are beautiful and a dream to work with! I only bought a few for the hop, but I decided I needed a couple more of the other patterns. Thanks for visiting today and keep creating!

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  50. I'd love to sew in your sewing room with all these great Handmaids! You utilized the fabric so well; it's just outstanding!!

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comments! I love all my new things but I still haven't been able to put pins in the face on the pincushion! Thanks for visiting!

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  52. Sewing...I miss it. Just getting a project together to make now.
    I kove the littel boxes you made..and the pincushiom...and the...well, everything!

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    1. Thanks Val! I felt the same way last year but now that I'm back in the mood I'm having a great time! You will too!

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