Monday, May 9, 2011

Goodie Bag Swap

Despite the fact that I said I wasn't going to sign up for anymore swaps, I did.  I signed up for the Goodie Bag Swap.  I signed up for the Beginner category so I was able to make something nice and easy.  I used the free Phoebe Bag Tutorial from Artsy Crafty Babe.  It was a great little pattern and easy to put together.  I went with a simple fabric and added some pin tucking to embellish it a bit.  I haven't tried pin tucks before and it was really fun.  I love the way the detail turned out.




It's lined in a red floral print with a teal pocket.

This picture shows where the pin tucks meet up on the side.  I did them randomly on the fabric without marking.

My other project this weekend turned into an accidental skirt for Miss C.  I had a great idea in my head for a ruffle skirt for myself.  My great idea didn't work out, so one of the ruffles became a skirt for Miss C instead.

Finally, just a little FYI on my Lattice Quilt Tutorial.  I received a slightly snarky anonymous comment yesterday about a couple significant errors in my tutorial.  After getting over my initial offense from the comment, I realized, that while my information was indeed correct, the way I was showing to cut the triangles for my tutorial was the hard way to do it.  This is what caused the confusion for the commenter and possibly others.  I have changed my tutorial to reflect this and simplify the process.  I just ask if you ever have a question on any tutorial on my site, please email me directly or leave contact info via your profile when leaving a comment so I can get back to you and try to understand why it doesn't make sense.  There are bound to be mistakes.  Good feedback helps me correct any.

21 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm sorry to hear about that comment, Kati. You put yourself out there to help others for FREE(not to mention all the time it takes to take pictures and type up the tutorial)to have someone leave a semi-rude comment. I just want you to know that you are a great inspiration and your tutorials are appreciated by many!!! Keep up the good work, girl!

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  2. I love your bag! I have made one but never thought of adding pin tucks! I may have to try them as they really look good on yours!
    Thanks

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  3. What a terrific bag! The pin tucks are perfect. :)

    Pfft. It's too bad when people get snarky. Don't let that phase you, especially when you're kind enough to work up a tutorial to share in the first place. I'm actually sad for folks like that, because their lives must be sour through and through.

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  4. Yay for the bag, and bigger yay for the tute - I'm with you - snarky is no good!

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  5. Pretty bag! Thanks for the pattern link. I love to make bags, too.

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  6. Pretty bag.
    And for the rest: I agree totally with Val Campbell!!
    Keep the good work up!
    We love it!

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  7. Great bag! And thanks for the revision on the lattice - great quilt!

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  8. Your pintucks are a great addition!

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  9. What a beautiful bag! It doesn't look beginner to me! : ) I love the pintucks.

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  10. Fabulous fabulous bag!! Those pintucks take it beyond the ordinary and they look wonderful!

    Sorry you had to be the recipient of snark. You know this already but I'll say it here - yours is one of my favourite blogs. I love your tutes (hee I said toot!), your projects and your writing. Keep it up. :)

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  11. OH wow - I love the bag! Those pintucks are fantastic, I would not have thought to add them to a bag! I'm having a hard time resisting any more swaps too (hello sutk round 2!).
    Sorry you got a snarky message. Anonymity brings out the worst in people. :( We love you though!

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  12. What a great bag! Love that yellow color, and the pintucks are a perfect detail.

    Bummer about the comment. It sounds like the person had some helpful info. If she/he had delivered it respectfully, it would've made such a difference!

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  13. I am coming up with a new site of my own and my first post will be a tutorial on making a thread catcher. It has already taken quite a bit of time out of my already busy days and I now appreciate what a job it is!! I appreciate your lovely tutorials and find them very easy to understand and only hope I can be as clear in mine :D I'm pretty sure a snarky comment would make me cry and I think you handled it gracefully :D

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  14. Love the bag and skirt! Too bad the poster couldn't have emailed you to ask for clarification. Then again, I can't even get my own kids to ask their teachers for help when they need it. I think most people have no idea how much work and time goes into these blogs. I appreciate yours very much!! Thank you!

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  15. Oooh....I love the bag and the skirt is cute too!! Thanks for not giving up on the tutorial...Like the previous comment (Garner) I would cry too, thats why I don't do tutorials!

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  16. Kati- cute bag! And I love when accidental projects are salvageable. :) Also, I despise snarky anonymous comments. You've got the right perspective and response.

    Excited to meet you this week!

    Amy

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  17. Love the pintucks on your bag. It really adds to it. Don't you love artsy crafty babe? My last two projects were her pretty in pleats pattern. I'm hoping to make the Ava Rose tote next.

    Sorry to hear about the comment you received. :(

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  18. Beautiful bag. I've used that pattern before for a couple of gifts. It always turns out well. The pintucks made it even better.

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  19. What a gorgeous bag! I love the pintucks!

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  20. Fabulous bag!

    Rubbish about the comment you received though. I love online tutorials and can appreciate how much time and effort they must take.

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  21. Love. The. Pin tucks! So classy

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