Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Stash-Busting blog hop

I am excited to be back here to host a stop for Stash Busting blog hop for Kim Kruzich's new sweet book titled Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing! I've always admired her cute works over her blog for ages, so it was really exciting to know that she wrote a book!! Before seeing anything, I knew I'd have to get it because I knew it would be awesome. And of course I was right!! This book has 18 super cute projects that you can create from scrappy fabrics! Every one of them is just so cute and adorable and you will find a perfect gift for anyone from young children who would enjoy stuffed toys to your friends who love pouches!

I made this Take it East Cross-Body Bag from the book. I am so happy that I made it for myself! I rarely ever make anything for myself. Even when I think I am making something for myself, I end up giving it away if the result is good. This bag is an exception. It turned out nice because of Kim's easy and thorough instruction but I don't have the gut to part with it.

The functionality is amazing. It is a perfect size for a very quick outing like grocery shopping. It is rummy enough for my wallet, cellphone, some snack, one diaper and wipes. It has a nice zippered pocket which I am sure I will be using something to hide from my girl like chocolate. I am pretty sure I will be using this almost daily from now on. I'll have to make a smaller version for my girl because she is loving it possibly more than I do.

I used Liberty fabric (Japan print) and 100% linen for the outer and my Lighthearted fabric for the lining.

See the blog hop schedule here and be inspired by talented ladies playing with the book :)

If you are a UK resident and would like to win a copy of Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing, a copy 50 Fat Quarter Makes and some beautiful fat quarter bundle, remember to enter the giveaway going on over here!


  1. Oh, the bag came out so cute, Ayumi! Love the simplicity of the exterior and then the surprise pop of highly saturated color from your Lighthearted daisy dot on the inside. And if you and H had matching mother/daughter ones, it would be even cuter!

  2. Hello Ayumi, it's wonderful to meet you and share in your blog and Kim's Blog Hop. I'm a scrap saver so I have a bucket waiting and surely I'd find a way to make all 18 projects. Your cross body bag is so cool, love it all especially the lining. My small frame benefits from carrying a cross body bag vs shoulder bag so this is perfect. I'd love to make one for me, for once. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    P.S> I hope it finally stopped raining there so you can take your beautiful daughter outdoors:)

  3. Darling! I'll go hunt down the blog tour schedule!

  4. Oh your finish is lovely! I spotted your light hearted fabric lining and couldn't help but smile. =) The color choices are so very you - so happy and fresh! Thank you for sharing! Happy Sewing! ~Aloha

  5. Definitely cute!! l love those kind of zipper pockets.

  6. This is lovely Ayumi! I need it for my upcoming trip to New York. :)

  7. I love the combination of fabrics you've used! So pretty and it does look the perfect size too. It's always a good sign of success when our daughters want one too!

  8. Love it! I am like you - give away what I make. Lately, though, I have made a few things for myself and am so happy!

  9. I love the combination of the materials for your bag. It is beautiful.

  10. HI, really like your Bag project>such neat fabric choices! Thanks for sharing in the Book Giveaway too!

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