Friday, August 24, 2012

Smash Book Fanny Pack

I'm sure the whole world has heard of Smash Books by now, right? I used to scrapbook all the time before I dove into sewing. I don't have as much time (or rather, MAKE as much time) for it now as I used to, so Smashbooking is the perfect solution for me.

A couple of days ago, I got a request for a custom order "fanny pack" for Smash Books. The customer sent me a sketch of what she wanted and I thought it was a fabulous idea. This is what I came up with.

I think it's the perfect accesory for a Smashbook lover. It's a great size for taking pens, markers, washi tape, and photos with you wherever you go to work on your books.

She ended up choosing the green one, but the blue one is still available in my Etsy Shop if anyone is interested. I'll probably be adding more when I return from my Disney trip. I'm hoping to make a purple one with these adorable spiders before then though!

Speaking of my Disney trip, I'll probably be a little MIA for the next couple of weeks in preparation for that and also while I'm away. But I'll be posting regularly on Instagram (@greenletterday) and on Facebook so you can find me there! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nursery Versery

I am in love with this new line by Heather Ross. It is the softest linen blend I've ever gotten my hands on. I couldn't resist cutting into the little mice right away. I made a drawstring bag from Jeni's pattern (my favorite ever!).

I paired it with a yellow print from Denyse Schmidt's new line, Chicopee. The strings are Sketch in Lipstick. Soo bright and pretty. I love these three prints together, they make me smile.

I also made this boxy pouch out of the pink spiders. They were begging to be used! This pouch is huge and perfect for my knitting projects.

I bought some of my favorite prints from miss matatabi on etsy. She has the full collection available. I'm so going back to buy the little mice in green before they're all sold out!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Wide Open Zipper Pouches

We're going to DisneyWorld!! That's right, the trip is booked and all plans are set. We will be going at the beginning of September and with that being said, all I've been thinking about is travel handmade! On the top of my list were these set of three wide open zipper pouches.

I used Anna's tutorial and it is fantastic. The design really makes the most of your pouch and it is so easy to find what you're looking for inside. The medium sized pouch is perfect for cosmetics. You can fit full sized shampoo/conditioner (with room to spare) in the large size. And I think the small size would be great for hair accessories and jewelry.

I've also added a couple more Bella Pouches to the shop. I think they are perfect for taking to amusement parks so you won't have to haul around your large handbag. Don't you think?

I've got a lot more great stuff to show you this week. I've been a busy bee! Until then, have a great week!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tote & Book Swap Features

Last month, I hosted a swap on here with a tote & book theme. It was so much fun, I got to meet a lot of great gals. Here are some highlights from our Flickr group.

1. tote & book swap, 2. peachlined1, 3. I made her a bookmark for her books!, 4. Untitled, 5. Library tote swap, 6. The extra goodies!, 7. Closer look..., 8. book tote and mug rug, 9. Untitled, 10. IMG_3257, 11. extra goodies sent!, 12. Untitled, 13. Peach 241Tote -- Outside, 14. I was so swap partner sent me two tote bags! She is so sweet..., 15. DSC02127, 16. Tote & Book Swap

And here are the goodies I received from my swap partners, Holly and Tara! I am so fortunate to have met these two lovely ladies. I have a feeling this won't be our last swap!

Have a wonderful weekend! I'll probably be cheating on Blogger with Instagram like I've been doing lately. Find me @greenletterday!