Sunday, August 3, 2014

Duffles,Sewvivor & Selfish Sewing...

What a super busy sewing weekend!!!

Do you ever commit to too much sometimes? I took on the task of making 9 duffle bags for one of my sweet friend's bridesmaids- yup, 9!! Repeat. 9! I've been cutting, cutting, sewing, sewing... I managed to finish two this weekend (woot woot) and love how they are coming along!! 6 more to go... I'm going to be a duffle making pro by the time I finish all of them!

Cargo Duffle: Pattern by Noodlehead for Robert Kaufman found here

On top of the cargo duffle sewing fest, I managed to make it into Sewvivor. What an amazing group of talented individuals- seriously! I've been brainstorming, plotting and planning for my Nautical theme challenge. I cannot WAIT to show you what I have up my sleeves! I hope you love it as much as I do. Here's a sneaky for ya!

While I should be getting my Sewvivor entry done, I decided a "Jessica Break" was in order. No more duffles, no more Sewvivor. What would a procrastinator like myslef think to do other than start a project for no reason whatsoever? DUH! Slacker Jessica in full force!!

The lovely Violet Craft has her new patterns out and the ever lovely new fabric line Brambleberry Ridge. Fabulous, yes? I've been eyeballing the Flying Falcons pattern for awhile and was elated to get to sew this up!! It came together quickly, and the pattern is very easy to read.

Be sure to check out Violet's AWESOME Forest Abstractions Sew-A-Along on her blog- AMAZEBALLS!! But I ain't got time for that! LOL!

My jam packed sewing weekend did include some awesome family time. We saw 7 shooting stars on Saturday night while hanging out at the pool. SEVEN?!?! So awesome! And I have a date with the best hubby... Dinner, Anchorman 2 (which I heard was okay), and dessert! :)

And... the lucky $25 Westwood Acres winner is...

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  1. Love your duffles. I need to make one for myself. That quilt is amazing.

  2. I'm going to send someone up to steal one of the duffles, Please leave your doors unlocked and the bags low. My cat burglar is only two. Any may or may not be named June. Shhhh.

  3. Shanley, please have June snag one for me too! Jess these are gorgeous but heavens girl what were you thinking...NINE??!!?