Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bit of a TASK!!

This is how I spent the majority of my Saturday. . .

Sewing and . . .SEWING. . .

. . .and SEWING!!

After a 10 hour day sewing my back is killing me!!! I don't usually have that kind of time to sit and sew but, today I needed to work on finishing my task of making the bitty purses for a big event coming up.

I didn't quite finish all of them but I did make 64 of the 80 bitty purses along with the cute tags that are tied to the handles. I was really excited that the tags even coordinated and felt pretty lucky that I had paper to match.

Here's a few pictures of the tags. . .

These tags were so fun to make.

I used a 2" scalloped circle punch to make the tag and a flower punch by Quikutz for the flower. I also used a flower stamp by "Stampin-Up" and the words are from a stamp set by "Hero Arts." The tags are tied to the handle using a 6" piece of 1/4" ribbon.

I hope the pictures inspire you to make some bitty purses of your own. I plan on making more for Mother's Day and filling them with goodies and maybe even some earrings to give to the special Mother's in my life. I have quite a few women who have blessed my life!

Here are the purses grouped in their respective colors. In some of the pictures you will notice that the lining became the outside and the outside became the lining. The purses are actually reversible which is really fun. When the lining fabric was more plain I left it inside.

Purple-Yellow Group

Blue-Red Group

Black-Yellow Group

Blue-Green Group

Blue-Pink Group

Green-Pink Group

Black-Pink Group

Blue-Red Group

I'm hoping there's a favorite color for everyone!
I'm still working on two groupings.
One Orange-Yellow and another Blue-Pink

Well, I've taken some Advil and I'm headed off to bed. I plan on sleeping in until 9am if I can.

Goodnight. . .and Sweet Dreams!!!

Please Note:
For those that missed the tutorial link in my 100th post here it is! I will also be posting it on my sidebar for those that may want to always know where it is. Check back soon. I think I'll be adding a few quick tips to Suzie's tutorial that I learned while making over 64 bags. Have fun making these fun little purses. Just so you know I've been talking with Suzie through email and it was fun to learn that she made up the mini purse. Isn't it sooooo cute? I just LOVE it and lots of other's have too! Bravo Suzie!!

Make sure to leave some COMMENT LOVE for SUZIE when you go by for a visit. Thanks!! Oh and BTW the bags are for a quilt retreat. Shhh! Don't tell anyone, it's kind of a surprise. I'm hoping that none of the ladies read my blog, yet! LOL!

44 comments:

Erin said...

These are simply stunning and the matching tags set them off perfectly! Is there a tutorial to make the bags - the mothers day idea was perfect for my mother in law? :)

Fiona said...

They are the sweetest cutest little bags and I just adore the tags - You have done a fantastic job and deserve your sleep in :))

May Kristin said...

They are absolutely adorable!
Enjoy your sleep in, you deserve it!

nima said...

OMG...that's a lot of work and they look gorgeous...perfect colour choices. the tags are really pretty...you have already inspired me to do one for myself....beautiful work.

Lynn B said...

Kim these are fabulous, do you have a tutorial for the bag? I did find a link via your blog and lost it!

Pat said...

You are amazing. These look terrific and all who get them are very lucky folks!!! I hope you get to sleep late as you deserve it. For me, when I say I'm going to sleep late, I always wake up early...never fails! LOL

Kaye said...

Kim, the bags are soooo cute, you did a great job. What patience and stamina you have. Do you have the tutorial? Rest up today, you sure deserve it. Happy Quilting

Material Mary said...

Okay Kim, I made six of those darling bags for Valentines. You really had a back breaking day. Way to go, they are beautiful and I know the recipients will LOVE them. Thanks for sharing all these fun things. I have made them and then I ordered the ruler for the Dresden.....
Mary

Fiesta said...

Kim you are an amazing machine!
Everyone will love the bags.
Who will you be giving them too?

Simply This and That said...

Oh those are so cute! What a project. The tags and everything are adorable! ooxx`jodi

Cindy said...

First - Wonderul, thoughtful and SO MANY. I love them.

And, after ALL those Itty Bitties, you need a BIGGIE rest time.

As many have asked and I will too, is there a tutorial for these? I'd love to make them for Easter for Itty Bitty Girls. Would love to have a quickie tutorial if it's possible. Obviously, from as many as you made yesterday, it's got to be a quickie to sew.

Cindy said...

First - Wonderful, thoughtful and SO MANY. I love them.

And, after ALL those Itty Bitties, you need a BIGGIE rest time.

As many have asked and I will too, is there a tutorial for these? I'd love to make them for Easter for Itty Bitty Girls. Would love to have a quickie tutorial if it's possible. Obviously, from as many as you made yesterday, it's got to be a quickie to sew.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Wow!!! They are so cute. I have to remember to get the link for these from your 100th post. What are all of these for? I think I missed that.

Hugs,
Nancy

Linda said...

Oh my gosh 64 of those little charmers, you must have been pooped by the end of it all, but oh they are so sweet.

Comfort Cove Designs said...

WOW!!! what a productive day you had!!! Those bags are too too cute!

Yarn Devil said...

Wow that was lots of sewing!! They are Beautiful though... and a great idea! Love them!

Beth said...

Oh My! Those little bitty bags are just too cute for words! I hope you were able to rest well overnight and you back is doing well today :)

Laurie said...

Amazing! Can I have one!? ;) I hope your back is better today, and you got your needed sleep! These are just adorable, thanks for showing us!

Suzie said...

Oh my,Kim! I never thought that from my simple tutorial you would start a mass production as gifts!!!! You wrote you wanted to sew 50, but it seems you can't stop anymore!...I'm also sewing some for Easter, it also looks cute with some chocolate eggs!

Michelle said...

That is a lot of bitty bags! Very cute...I'd love to make some!

RachelJane said...

They're beautiful! I'm going to search Suzie's blog for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing your projects, Kim. You certainly deserve a little sleep-in this morning!

Anina said...

What lucky retreat ladies!

Judy said...

Just adorable...

belinda said...

Must. Have. Some.

Barb said...

I tried to comment last night, twice but my internet would not let me. I was so excited to see all of the bags, you are totally and I do mean totally amazing. I will check out your tutorial. Thanks for adding that part.

Loved our Dresden plate tutorial, I ordered me the ruler off ebay. Thanks.

Gayle said...

ACK! Can I come to your quilt retreat too? You live in Utah, right? Just tell me when and where and I'll be there!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Holy cow! Amazing! I think I'd have to run screaming down the street if I had to do this!

CJ said...

These are so cute! 64 of them! BOGGLE EYES!! What are these for? Something at church? They are sweet. I love the color combinations.

Susan In Texas said...

Great big kudos to you for finishing 64/80 of the little bags. I bow to your greatness and with sympathy to your sore back. The first one is hard to make as you're finding your way, the next three are fun, and the remaining 60 are WORK!!! Your color choices are darling too. They are LUCKY to have such a hardworker as you on board.

Happy quilting,
Susan
http://www.susanintexas.blogspot.com

Lily Boot said...

my goodness - I am in awe of your sewing marathon. And the bags are so sweet! Well done! And hope your sleep is restorative

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am looking at a rainbow of beauty. Anyone would be thrilled to recieve the bag, any color, any one, I would be happy with the tag!! Great work!

Tozz said...

I love your little baskets and love how they are all colour co-ordinated. Wow!! its no wonder your back aches after making all of those!! I will visit the tutorial page and Suzie's blog also.

Mel said...

Holy cow!! That's a lot of sewing and a lot of love!!

Lucky, lucky are the recipients of those darling purses!!

Karen said...

OOOOOOOOOOoooooo, my back aches for yours...;) So, so adorable and I know that who ever gets them will appriciate the work that you have put into the baskets and tags;)

Cindy said...

Kim, I just had to chuckle when I "re-opened" your blog this morning. Did you do this on purpose or is it just something that caught my eye?...all the little adorable cards you made are layed out in a BIG HEART?

I could visit your blog time and time again and it always puts a smile on my heart.

Blessings.

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh Kim!!! You may have officially gone over the edge LOL! Those little bags are ADORABLE!!! And I love the tags too -- you're SOOOO talented!!!

Deanna said...

Wow, these are sooo great! And there are sooo many of them ;) Really cute! Those are lucky ladies at that quilt retreat!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Missed you at Bryce. I thought you usually went and taught? Maybe I'm mistaken. We had fun. Loads of fun. Love the little baskets. Bring one for show-n-tell tomorrow. I'd love to see them. They are darling!!! Hope you've recovered. That is quite an undertaking.

Lori Holt said...

Wow- what a trooper you are! That's some serious marathon sewing.
They are too cute and how fun for you to be able to use all the great fabric combinations.
Hope your back is better:)

Shari said...

Wow Kim, I'm so impressed! The ladies at your retreat are very lucky indeed! Is there a theme for the retreat? I attend about two a year and absolutely love it! It's like a sweatshop filled with lots of laughter and the occasional glass of wine... hope you have fun (and that your back doesn't hurt!)

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Too cute, I saw your tiny bags and had to make one last night. Fun and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

another amy said...

Oh my goodness, Kim. You are amazing. They look so cute all together. I got a little peek at them yesterday in person. :) I hope you have recovered!

Jo-Anne said...

MY GOODNESS! You have certainly been busy!!! These little bags are just so cute, I can't get over it! Way to go...you are amazing!

Pat said...

Kim...thanks for commenting on my 100th post giveaway and you are entered, BUT...I have no email address for you in case you win. Please send it to me at
pjcasad@hotmail.com Thanks!