Floral Spring Wreath

Hi Friends!

Spring is upon us!  Most days I’ve been enjoying lovely weather.  During my week of Spring Break, I was planning to hike around the hills and landmarks each morning to catch the sunrise and God’s beautiful creations.  However, every morning I woke up it was cold, windy, and cloudy 😦  It stayed fairly windy every day, and by the time the temperature warmed up, I got busy with other things…….

Such as this wreath!

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Completed Wreath

Tomorrow I will attach a ribbon and then hang it on my door.

I bought the wreath and flowers, and used floral wire to attach the pieces together.

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Here are photos of the wreath layer by layer…

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Yellow leaves

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Greenery

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All done!

And of course, this wouldn’t have gotten done without my trusty side-kick……..

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Susan

I sure have been in the Spring-y mood, and this wreath was my outlet! I hope you enjoy this beautiful spring weather, wherever you might be.

Stay joyful,

Libby

“Sew Tote-ally” Cute Tote Bag

Hi Friends!

For most of June, my man was away training with the military, so I saved up all sorts of projects to keep me busy while he was gone. One of my favorite (and simplest) is this “Sew Tote-ally” cute tote bag!  How cute is this blue chevron and red polka dot material?? As soon as I saw these fabrics, I knew I had to buy some!  (I didn’t know what I would make, but I figured it out!)  The blue and white chevron is duck cloth, and I found the polka dot in the quilting fabrics section. This combination makes the perfect summer tote bag!

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This bag only took me an evening, can you believe it?

 

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The Fourth of July was my inspiration for this bag, so I found a cute star-burst stitch on my machine to add a little style to the bag.  Keeping with the chevron pattern, after I top-stitched the around the whole bag, I widened my zig-zag stitch to create a border  for the star-bursts.

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My favorite part of this tote bag are the pockets I sewed inside.  I didn’t take a picture of those because well….(Promise you won’t tell anyone??) Sewing makes me excited, and when I get excited I tend to go really quick so I can finish my project and see what it looks like….which in turn made my pockets just a little bit crooked 😛  Now that that little secret is out, you gotta know that the pockets still hold PLENTY of stuff!  They are the perfect size for my cell phone, keys, a couple pens and a pack of gum.  Pretty much all the essentials 🙂  Plus, the pockets are sewn directly to the lining so there is no stitching showing on the shell.

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Don’t mind my blurry mirror selfie! 🙂 This shows the size of the bag—perfect for my laptop and a book or two, my wallet, and whatever else I decide to stuff in there.  I’ve also used it for short weekend trips!  It’s great to hold all my toiletries and hair supplies, or a couple outfits (or both!)


I am by no means an advanced sewer, so this project would be perfect for beginners to practice with! The best part is that this can be easily adapted and changed to fit your needs.

Are you interested in a (FREE!) pattern for this bag? Email me at treasuresfromthehutch@gmail.com, or comment below with your email address!

Stay joyful and happy sewing!

-L

Decorate your phone or tablet charger with washi tape!

During my daily Pinterest time today, I saw a simple picture someone had pinned about organizing chargers with washi tape. I don’t have that many chargers I felt the need to organize them, but I did want to try decorating them!!

So I ran into my craft room, found some pretty washi tape and grabbed my phone charger and got to work. It took less than 10 minutes to do this!

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How cute, right!

I just started with my wall adapter and started the tape flush with an edge and wrapped it around. My wall adapter was just barely smaller than two pieces of washi tape wide, so I overlapped my second piece a little bit so it would be flush with the other edge and wrapped that piece.

Then I did the same thing with my phone cord plugs. (They only needed one piece of tape)

The best thing in my opinion is that it requires so little tape, that if it gets messed up or wrinkled, you haven’t wasted much tape.

Washi tape is great.

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Did you try to decorate or organize your chargers? What did you use? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below!

Happy crafting and stay joyful,
-L