MAY For Me Minutes… MAY For Me Month


May is going to be a fun month for ME, I just know it.

I can feel the excitement!!

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I finished this little zippered bag yesterday and love it so much that I spent an hour just looking at it. Carrying it around. Hooked it around my finger when I went downstairs for tea. Hooked it back around my finger to go back upstairs. I just wanted it near me. Next to me. To look at.

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I used one of my scrappy blocks I showed you a couple days ago. (Here’s the back, the lining with pocket and carrying strap.)

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But wanted something different for the bottom. A squared off bottom. I found this tutorial at Moda Bake Shop.

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/04/strippy-charm-pouch.html

No problems. Great instructions. However, I did have two very scary moments that caused me pause.

First, I had to cut out chunks of my quilted handiwork. Yikes!! I panicked for about 30 seconds when I thought I had cut into the TOP instead of the bottom. Whew!! OK. Got through the surgery part.

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The next heart attack moment was when I did THIS.

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I have never chopped off a zipper before. Until making this zippered bag, I really hadn’t thought of doing such a thing. But I did it. The world didn’t end. My zipper didn’t fall apart. It works just fine. Another exhale.

Here are a few more photos I took.

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Will I make more? You betcha!! Fabric combinations dancing around in my head.

And look at this… I turned my panic moments into something fun.

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MAY will be great. My Taking Chances Month. Trying Something New Month. Hope you will come along for the ride.


Linking up to…

http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/12/saturday-showcase-craft-projects/

http://sewhappygeek.co.uk/index.php/2012/05/06/manic-monday-linky-party-36/

http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/p/may-for-me.html

http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/