Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Flowery Vintage-inspired Plastic Bag Dispenser

Thank you very much for leaving me
such sweet, thoughtful comments for my
previous post. Many of you have mentioned
that you prefer a smaller wedding
and really helped to remind me of
great sides of such a small wedding like
ours, and now I feel like I made the
best decision for our wedding! Thank you!

The strong desire to perform a big ceremony/
reception in the future which existed within
me is even now fading, which is a great
news for Joe who likes things simple and natural.
I'm thinking that maybe a couple of little casual
parties, one in Washington and the other
in Japan, might be good enough. haha.

Coming back to a crafty talk, this is a custom
plastic bag dispenser to match the set of
two potholders
I worked on. The pattern is
in the current issue of Stitch magazine.
It was my own pattern but I totally forgot
how I had made it so I followed the instruction
in the mag, haha. I really like how this one turned out.

Here is a set of 6 coasters that is
also supposed to be matching.

I hope these matching kitchen items
will bring some happy, rhythmical
atmosphere to the recipient's home.

Ok, time for me to get back to
my crafty space for some more sewing!

I hope your week started off
nicely with some plans to get crafty ;)

Thank you for stopping by!



  1. love the coasters (and bag dispenser), I really should make some coasters, but we have no coffee table to worry about getting water spots on. Some day...

  2. Glad to see you back on line Mrs Mills with some more lovely projects to share.

  3. So lovely! I always love your work! and congratulations on becoming Mrs. Mills!

  4. Love the coasters and the bag dispenser.

  5. I missed your posts!!! and the inspiration! i just love everything you make. these coasters are amazing!!!
    i'm having a giveaway so i wanted to invite you. it's insignificant compared to your work, but everyone was a begginer once, right?

  6. super cute!!
    i'm always forgetting how i made things too :0

  7. My husband and I had a super small wedding... it was super intimate and we were able to spend more on the dinner with our close friends and family.

    I love your little sewing project!

  8. I really like your work and your great tutorials, but I just love that you forgot how to make your own pattern! What a good job your instructions are so clear!

  9. My husband and I had a small wedding too and I have absolutely NO regrets! Every time I attend a big traditional wedding I just think, "Thank goodness we didn't do that!" The stress, the expense . . . craziness!

    I'm loving the patchwork on this grocery bag dispenser. You always have such cute tiny prints!

  10. I love your tutorials and all the inspiration.
    I nominated your blog for an award. You can come pick it up here..

  11. I love the pot holders! The fabric and the way put the blocks together in the bag holder would make a great little hand bag.

  12. I adore the way you mix cute fabrics together. These kitchen accessories would cheer up any space. They are very very pretty!
    Happy Stitching and have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Just beautiful ! I love all of them !

  14. So beautiful, really great idea. Perhaps you might have a look on my blog, where I've shown a placemat made by the help of your Tutorial. Many thanks for sharing this with us ;-)

  15. Precioso trabajo!!!! Y un deseo de mucha felicidad por la boda!!! Estás muy linda en la foto Ayumi, Abrazos desde Argentina!!!

  16. Mrs. Mills, :^D

    Congratulations on your recent wedding!

    I just discovered your blog and had to tell you how much I love the tutorials. I looked at all of them, but the one that turned my light bulb on was the basket. I'm going to try and make a larger version with strong fabric for a laundry basket! How much space I will save with fabric baskets over plastic or even wicker baskets.

    I think I need to make this project, too. No matter that I try to use cloth bags for shopping... we still get a lot of plastic bags, too.

    Sew Many Blessings
    Needle & Fabric Art
    airycat at airynothing dot net

  17. I love your log cabin!
    Congratulations on your wedding :)

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