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Daily Archives: May 14, 2013

Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: One Piece Bag

Okay… I have to rave about this bag a little bit…  I don't know if you know but some of our most popular patterns over the years have been bags. We have an EASIEST BAGS EVER series with handbags, totebags and accessory bags in them and they are basic and are accessible to make and easy to construct so that people who are afraid of bags won't be intimidated. This here back really should have been a part of that series due to its simplicity but its name was just turning out too long LOL! It really is one rectangle with a handle loop sewn to it while it is still flat. It is then folded up and the 2 side gussets are pinned in and sewn. That's it! True story.  We really think you might want to try it…

Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: Painted Ladies

When we first started working on these little blocks, we were "smitten" – does anyone even say that anymore??- with how fun they were to make and how quickly they came together. We started with a table runner, that quickly became a bed runner and was eventually also made up as a quilt. A few of these blocks together would make a great wall hanging, table topper or a wonderful lap quilt for a little girl! We decided to name the pattern PAINTED LADIES because here in our hometown of San Leandro we are home to thousands of migrating Monarch butterflies every year. They cover trees and bushes and fly in swarms in several of the parks and golf courses in our area. They return every year and apparently sometimes fly hundreds of miles to get here. Each year we pile the kids in the car to go…