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Handmade Happiness 4 - Pelican Tote Free Pattern

Hello and welcome to Handmade Happiness!


When Namrata of Bagstock Designs asked if I could test her new tote bag pattern, I said yes immediately. The Pelican Tote bag is an easy beginner pattern. When I saw the design, I wanted to do a quilted one but I didn't have much time left after finishing my last orders of the week.

Luckily I have a patchwork print fabric and decided to use that instead. I did a simple diagonal grid line quilting on the pink fabric and wavy lines on the denim. The denim I used here is a lightweight denim. The pattern is very easy to follow with clear photo step by step instructions. 


The bag size is also perfect at 15” W x 12” H x 3" D. 
. Though it said to be a market tote, but I think it will be good as college tote or maybe a diaper bag. It has a front zip pocket, interior zip pocket and a magnetic snap closure. Easy and Quick project. The pattern is FREE and is available at Bagstock Designs Website.

That's one of my happiness from last week. Now, let's see who's the MVP from last week post:

Sonalee made this beautiful tulip quilt based on tutorial by the Missouri Star Quilt and the photo she posted on her Instagram even got re-posted! How cool is that!!  The color is just perfect for summer quilt! 

Totally Tulip 

Rashida from No3 Quilt studio is having a quilt a long on her blog. And I really love this blog. If you want to learn the basic of quilting, run along and check her blog. Who knows you might even won the prize!! 


I love this red and black & White version
Julie of Sum of Their Stories shared this quick Play mat tutorial. It's a perfect stash buster project and a perfect gift to make for a new mom! If you need one, go ahead and check her blog. Julie's blog is one of my personal fave. She shared all kind of tutorials with gorgeous photos. It's like a cozy home!! 

 Fabric stash buster baby play mat

Congratulations to all of you! Do share in your social media account that you're being featured <3. Spread the love!! 

Now, it's your turn to share happiness. 

What is this linky party about?
This linky party is some  kind of show and tell party, whether you do it as a hobby or as a mompreneur.
Post anything handmade by you – not mass produced “handmade” please - which you recently completed and have not been shared in here. Your link can be from your:
  •  BLOG – do link up your blog if you have one , anything from new product   release to behind the scene story, tutorials, etc.
  • Facebook Page – New products from your FB business page. 
  • Instagram – if you play more in Instagram, you are most welcome to share your latest creations. 
  • Etsy Shop or other webshop - show off your latest listing.  

How to Play:
  • Submit your link by clicking the blue button under each handmade happiness’ post. If you submit your blog post , please submit your BLOG POST URL and NOT the blog URL. 
  • Visit some of the links that catch your eyes. Give them a comment or a heart to encourage them. Be generous. 
  • If you don’t want to miss another link up post, it’d be great if you subscribe to my blog (form on the right panel). 
  • Do share the Handmade Happiness post in your Social Media account, sharing is caring :).












Handmade Happiness 01

Hello,

It's not happiness that brings gratitude, it is gratitude that brings us happiness.


One of the thing that bring me happiness is when someone tag me on social media - facebook or Instagram - with their handmade wallets and bags made from my patterns. I started this series for Handmade wallets and Bags that are made from Chezvies Patterns. 
For Handmade items made with Chezvies Fabrics, I will feature them on the Sunday Stash Series. 
If you want to be featured, play along! Tag me on my Facebook Page or Instagram! I hope the series will help the maker to get wider exposure for their handmade and crafting journey. 


Here are some of them from last week:

Ulrike of the Busy Sewing Room  made this pretty Family Passport Holder. I always love her works. They are neatly made and always give a feeling of happiness. A cheerful feeling. Check out her Instagram and her Etsy shop to place your order if you are in the UK. 
The Busy Sewing Room
 Arnelsmommy shared this Travel Wallet last week! Did you notice that glitter in the background? That's her binding piece! Isn't that cool??! Shweta's works always show her enthusiasm and energy. Do check out her works in her Instagram  and to place your wallet orders. 

Arnelsmommy
This pretty family passport holder is made by Noorjahan. It's indeed a Pretty Sew! If you live in the gulf countries, do check out her Facebook Page  to check out her handmade prettiness. 

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Family Passport Holder by Pretty Sew

Aren't they lovely? Prabha of Quiltaholic did it again. Love how she mix and match Denim and Print  for these pretty Mini Sling Bags. It's a perfect size to carry around to your morning walk or gym. Keep a phone or cash and keep you hands free. 

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Mini Sling bag by Quiltaholics
A couple of weeks ago, Kausalya of The Turquoise Paisley shared this beautiful Card Wallet Organizer. 

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I love the pink Paris print and grey polkadots! Kausalya's works always beautifully made, be it a bag or quilt. Always show how much love she put into each of her creation. 

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That's all for this first Handmade Happiness. Don't forget to tag me or share your creations in my Facebook Group to be featured. 

Thank you for sharing!!

Until next time!

Happy Sewing


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Handmade Happiness 02 - New Link Up Party

Hello and welcome to Handmade Happiness Link up Party.

In my first post of Handmade Happiness, the idea was to share some handmade items that are made using my pattern to give the maker more exposure. However I feel it was too limited. Hence the change of plan, which I hope will be able to give fellow crafters in India and worldwide a wider exposure. Especially one who just dip their toes in the world of mompreneur.



What is this linky party about?
This linky party is some  kind of show and tell party, whether you do it as a hobby or as a mompreneur.
Post anything handmade by you – not mass produced “handmade” please - which you recently completed and have not been shared in here. Your link can be from your:
  •  BLOG – do link up your blog if you have one , anything from new product   release to behind the scene story, tutorials, etc.
  • Facebook Page – New products from your FB business page. 
  • Instagram – if you play more in Instagram, you are most welcome to share your latest creations. 
  • Etsy Shop or other webshop - show off your latest listing.  

How to Play:
  • Submit your link by clicking the blue button under each handmade happiness’ post. If you submit your blog post , please submit your BLOG POST URL and NOT the blog URL. 
  • Visit some of the links that catch your eyes. Give them a comment or a heart to encourage them. Be generous. 
  • If you don’t want to miss another link up post, it’d be great if you subscribe to my blog (form on the right panel). 
  • Do share the Handmade Happiness post in your Social Media account, sharing is caring :)
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Let me start with what I've been up to the last couple of days. I'am excited with my new passport cover which I shared last week and on Sunday, when the boys were busy watching IPL (that's an Indian cricket league), I have plenty of time to play.

Owl Passport Covers
I found the Christmas owl in while I was sorting out my scrap boxes and thought of making a mug rug or maybe another cushion covers. The prints are quite big and of different sizes. So I decided to make the wallet instead.

Passport Covers

The previous day, I made those 3 wallets with fun prints - sewing notions, newspaper print and Eiffel Tower.  Sorting out fabrics always a great motivator for me. Well, it also brings surprises to see fabrics which I forgot I have LOL. Those wallets will be up in my Etsy and Webshop as soon as I finished editing them.

On a quilting side, I made the 4th block of the scrappy log cabin project I started a few weeks ago. This time, I make a little prep work (yay for me!). Cutting the green and black & white scraps into 1.5" wide strips before I started sewing. I need to really make an effort to do prep work!

Work in Progress


I love how they look happy together :D



That's all from me, now it's your turn to link up.

The Link up will run from Tuesday to Sunday Evening (India Standard Time ) so you will have a plenty of time to share you craft of the week.

Disclaimer: 
By Linking up, you are giving me permission to share your links on social media and also on my blog features (if any in the future). Of course all the sharing from my part will always be properly linked up to your original post.









Thank you sharing your lovely works!
Happy Sewing


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Handmade Happiness #3 - Batching or Multitasking?

Hello and welcome to Handmade Happiness!



Thank you for linking up in my first link up last week. So lovely to see your creations.

Last week I didn't complete much - sewing wise. However I did a couple of batching work! Yay!
I posted in my Instagram Story a few days ago whether you prefer Batching or Multitasking. Surprisingly the result shown 50% for each. As a woman and a mom, I think we are born multitasker. However when it comes to doing your home-based business, I read that batching is more appropriate. Batching is doing one task at a certain time and only concentrate on the work at hand, while multitasking is keep switching between two or 3 works at a time. Read the complete article HERE.

Passport Covers

For me, while sewing, I keep checking my phone for email or messages and sometimes get caught up in the conversations while my machine is on. Or I suddenly want to post updates in my Instagram and ended up scrolling endlessly. It is very distracting.

A gift for a friend -Owl Wallet

Since I read the article, I tried to practice it. For someone who always multitasking all the time, it is tough job! But I did it. I completed many wallets, prepping a couple of works that  need to be done, getting all the winter clothes sort out. I also took photos for my shops, finished the owl wallet above for Namrata which is long due!! Thanks for your patience ^__^. I'm still working out my schedule. I hope I will be more organized in the future.

Now, let's see our MVP (most visited post) last week's post:

Sowmya from Prime Needlers on Facebook made this pretty green and blue kaleidoscope quilt. A delightful baby quilt. She's also currently working on her quilt for the First India Quilt Festival next January 2019.


Neepa made this oh so pretty dress. All little girls love pretty dresses, especially if it's pink, right? Check out her pretty dresses on her Facebook Page A quaint stitch. 

Diptee from Diptea (don't you love that?!)  made this girly quilt. I really love the centre panel of this quilt. This quilt will surely make a girl happy! you can also read her blog HERE.


Now, it's your turn to link up. You can link up anything HANDMADE by you from your blog , facebook, Instagram, your shop or Etsy or your tutorial. 
Do visit and give some love to the link you visited and also share them on your Facebook, twitter or Pinterest! 
Sharing is Caring, right?










Happy Tuesday!!


The Link up will run from Tuesday to Sunday Evening (India Standard Time ) so you will have a plenty of time to share you craft of the week.

Disclaimer: 
By Linking up, you are giving me permission to share your links on social media and also on my blog features (if any in the future). Of course all the sharing from my part will always be properly linked up to your original post.



Handmade Happiness 05 - Tutorial Al Qur'an Quilted Cover

Hello and welcome to Handmade Happiness!

Ramadan kareem!
It's almost a week since Ramadan started. Alhamdulillah everything is going on OK here. This year we are fasting for 15 hours in India. I always need a few days to adjust to the new routine. I always reduced my sewing activities during Ramadan so I will probably will not post regularly. We plan to go to Indonesia too after Eid, so I expect until August I won't be posting much.




Today I decided to make a cover for my Qur'an (Islam Holy Book). I wanted a cover that is simple and removable. So here what I did.

First, measure the Holy Book all around including the length of sleeve on both sides. Add 1" to the result for seam allowance.


Mine was 20.5" W x 9.5" H

What you need to cut :

- Exterior Fabric - cut 1
- Lining Fabric - cut 1
- Batting - Cut 1 wider by 1" on all sides.
- Elastic - cut 2 x 9.5" long

Now let's have fun!!

1. Place the wrong side of the exterior fabric on the batting. 


Quilt it as desired. I love doing diagonal pattern.


2. Attach the elastics 5.5" from both of the shorter edges.



3. Place the quilted exterior and lining piece together and sew all around with 1/4" seam allowance. Leave 4" gap or so for turning.


I always cut the corners like this to get a nice corner. Turn the cover inside out.


4. Top stitch all around with 1/8" seam allowance. Make sure the stitch don't go over the elastic.


 Et Voila!! Your easy peasy cover is done. 


It's completely adjustable. Perfect for thin or thick book! 


I tried the cover for a couple of books too and it's perfect. This will also make a quick gift for book lovers.


I hope you enjoy the simple tutorial! 

What about you? Did you make anything that make you happy this week? If so, do link up by clicking the blue button below. If you're not sure what to link up, you can check it HERE

Thank you for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions or want me to make simple tutorial! 

This post is linked to these wonderful blogs.

Happy Sewing





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