Monday, July 17, 2017

A Sweet Gift with Hip Stitch's Help.

A Sweet Gift with Hip Stitch's Help
As a young mother of four ages one to seven, my daughter is an active young lady!  She quilts, sews, researches all manner of quilty and kid topics as well as makes me wonderful gifts!

Today I wanted to show off something she made me.  It was a Schlep Bag using the So Sew Easy Schlep pattern from Sentimental Stitches.   While in Albuquerque, I visited a cool fabric shop: Hip Stitch  (more on them later).  They had created an awesome kit for this pattern at an extremely reasonable price.  
The only change we made was to make the handles black.  

Look at what my daughter made for me!
Isn't the fabric so hip!
It lives up to the shop's name:

The opening measures 20.5" and 
the bottom is 18".  
The depth is a generous 18.5".  
It's the perfect weekender, 
quilting bee tote
for just schleping around size!

Check out the lining fabric!

 We did go ahead and switch out the handles for black fabric.  
I love how my daughter 
used red thread to jazz it up a bit!
 She had a bit left over from these fabrics to create these pouches.  
I love me some pouches!
One day I have to show you my collection!
I am so grateful 
to have such a 
gifted and generous daughter!
As I said before,
she's one of the people 
who inspired me to sew!

Hip Stitch

Ok.  Hold onto your hats!  If you are in Albuquerque, NM and looking for 
- modern "hip" fabrics, 
- friendly, knowledgeable staff, 
- inspiration and 
- laughter, 
you must visit Hip Stitch!

While visiting Albuquerque, NM last fall we popped in and wow!  It was such an amazing experience!  How I wish I had taken pictures!  But there are plenty on their website, which by the way so accurately describes their fabrics as "sassy"!  Just look at my schlep bag!  They have an online store as well!

I purchased the kit for the schlep bag and this cool glasses fabric!The rest of my purchases was for my daughter. 

Oh!  Why didn't I take pictures of the  store as well as of the purchases I made for my daughter.  But, alas, it's all good.  Yup, you know what's coming:  

In my next post
I'll return to our 
regular programming schedule of our 
journey into Philippians and
sharing my own projects!
Thank you for allowing me to brag about 
my daughter 
share about Hip Stitch!

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  1. A very heartfelt gift! Cute. Fun. The best part is your daughter's talent and generosity.

    1. Thank you! I so appreciate and am in awe at how much she gets accomplished! She is the best!

  2. Your daughter did a wonderful job and created a beautiful bag! Thank you for sharing it and your other shopping treasures.

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    2. LOL! I had to delete my earlier comment....silly me! Didn't she do a fabulous job? It was my pleasure to share the bag, your pattern and Hip Stitch! Thank you for visiting!

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