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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ruffle Blog Hop

I am participating in my first ever blog hop!    Think Ruffles Blog Hop hosted by Amy from Sew Incredible Crazy.  and Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt.

I started working on a tote bag to carry my Bible and hymn book to church.  I thought I would make it all ruffly, but did  patchwork pockets on it instead and opted for a ruffled flower. I started it last month and was almost finished when I found out we got the rental house I wanted and had less then two weeks to move!  Of course that meant the bag had to be put on hold and packed up along with the rest of my sewing room!  All I need to finish though is the lining and handles.  I made my ruffled rose today.  I love ruffled flowers!  It is just a simple rose, I did not want to detract too much from the patchwork pockets.
 I started with a 2 1/2 inch strip that I folded the ends in and folded the strip in half and ironed it all down.
 I ruffled the strip then sewed it on to the black circle of fabric to give it more stability while sewing it on.
 I just kind of twisted the ruffles around and hand sewed them together.
 I then hand sewed it onto my bag before adding the lining so my stitches would not show.  Make sure you sew it on tight to make sure it does not fall off.  I'm wondering if the yellow flower might be too dark?  I have a detailed tutorial on making fabric flowers here., but they are a little different from this one.

I hope to finish the bag this weekend so that I can get my tutorial written up for you on how to make the bag, but I started sorting my fabric by color and this is what my room looks like now!  It's a mess and I am still sorting!  As ya'll know,  I just moved in last week.
I wanted to share some of my other ruffle projects with you, I love ruffles!  I admit that I am a girly-girl!
Here is my tutorial on how to make a ruffly purse.


Here are directions on how to make a ruffly dress for a little girl, it is super simple!


Here are some ruffly aprons I have made.


I have lots more ruffles I have made, I like to add them to everything!  I hope you have enjoyed some of my ruffles, now go visit everyone else's ruffles today also!
Here is the lineup for today's blog, be sure to visit everyone!
March 6th

 QuiltnQueen

Thank you to everyone who came by!
Missy

76 comments:

Kim said...

I love the pop of yellow on your bag and the ruffled purse is so fun and pretty with all those ruffles.

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Anita said...

Lovely yellow rose, and the ruffled purse is cute.

Judy B said...

Love your bag, sew cheery! Thank you for sharing and joining the hop.

Judy said...

Your bag is great, I love the colour combination black-yellow, always loved it, and the flower just gives it the last but perfect touch!
Happy moving

Theresa said...

Your ruffled projects are wonderful.

Britt-Inger said...

Your bag is awesome with the ruffled flower as an accent. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute bag and the ruffled rose just makes it pop! LOL sorting fabric. I would get lost in my mess if I did that.

Podunk Pretties said...

Love the bag!

Podunk Pretties said...

Love the bag!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Great tote with a lovely flower! All of your past projects are just as wonderful - thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

Love your yellow rose. You have lots of pretty ruffles!

Judy said...

Well, you did lots of thinks, my favourite is the bag, superbe!

Marian said...

Sew Cute and Tons of fun.. Not an easy job to have to move and then get ready for a blog hop to.. Great Job!!

Shari said...

Love your bag. The ruffled flower adds just the right pop. Cool patchwork pocket! Your other ruffled projects look lovely...oh and I snuck a peak at a couple more posts...your kitties are adorable, and I just love your new sewing room! Congrats on your recent move!

Teatime Creations said...

Beautiful ruffles. I especially like the apron . Enjoy your new sewing space.

Debby said...

Awesome ruffled projects! Can't wait to make a little dress using a tshirt, like you did, for my little granddaughter. Thanks for showing everything.

Cindy said...

Your ruffle projects are wonderful, the little girl's dress is adorable.

InGa said...

Lovely Rose, and perfect for the bag.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love your ruffled flower! In fact, I've done something similar for my project (posting tomorrow) lol. And your previous ruffled projects are all great.

Mdm Samm said...

hope your move went well and yes even a ruffled flower makes it because you showed up despite everything..kudos to you ..

Purl Buttons said...

Very sweet yellow rose. I do not think it is too dark.

Dorian said...

Thats a lovely yellow rose, not too dark at all. It looks great on your bag.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

cute little flower....lots of lovely ruffles going on there in your wonderful new space.

Vickie said...

Your bag is very cute Missy.

Missy Shay said...

This is a test to see if I have reverted to a no-reply blogger since I made changes to my blog. :)

Missy Shay said...

Did I fix it?

Margaret said...

Loving that ruffled rose. Thanks for links to all those ruffles.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love the ruffles!! Thanks for the tutorials and good luck getting settled.

Doris Rice said...

The ruffled rose is a perfect addition to your bible cover. Just beautiful!

MooseStashQuilting said...

What a great tote. I love the ruffle flower. My sewing room, can use a little cleaning up itself. Never an easy project, but well worth it in the end! Best of luck! :-)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute flower and bag. Have fun settling in. Make sure the 'kitty' changer top is clear for the kitties.

Carol said...

Moving is never fun, especially when it is so fast. I hope you're loving your new place! As for that bag and rose...love it! The fabrics are too cute.

Rose Best said...

Lovely colour, yellow is one of my favorites

Scrapatches said...

Lots of lovely ruffles! I love the yellow flower on the patchwork bag. Thanks for sharing the other creations and tutorials, too. May you soon be settled into your new sewing space ... :) Pat

patchouli moon studio said...

Wonderful and great color combination too.

Denise :) said...

What fun!!! And great job for your first hop!! Enjoy settling into your new digs!! :)

Sherry said...

Your bag is super, I love the yellow and black. It appears that you are a girl who likes to make ruffles, thanks for sharing your projects.

jan said...

That is a really cute way to embellish- A ruffled rose. Thank you for sharing.
xo jan

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your bag is darling and I love the idea of the ruffled rose! blessings, marlene

Mary said...

Great ruffle projects. Love seeing them.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Love the flower! So cute

JanesQuilting said...

Your projects are all so pretty. I like your idea of using ruffles. Your Bible cove sure is a one of a kind and one others will wish the had. Sweet!

Createology said...

Rufflicious bag and projects. Sorting and organizing always pays off in the end. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

Amy said...

Your bible cover is perfect. The little Ruffled flower is just the best little accessory. Good luck sorting and organizing that new place of yours. :0) Glad you hopped with us.

legato1958 said...

Such pretty ruffle projects. Your flower is really lovely!

Susie

Linda said...

What great ruffled projects! Love the rose!
Have fun in your new sewing space!

Cindy A. said...

Cute bag and rose! Love the other ruffledy things you've made, especially the apron. Too cute! Good luck on getting things settled and in working order. Hope you don't have to move again for a good long while.

Carla said...

Oh, how I hate moving, but it sounds like you have the place you wanted now. That is certainly a pretty little ruffled flower and nice bag.

Lana said...

Oh...you did so many cute items! I was just wondering on the blog before this one how to make that flower!!! Thank you for the pictorial! Everything looks so so cute!

MalinisQuilts said...

WOW!these are some wonderful ruffles. I would love to make that purse!

gpc said...

Love the yellow flower and the bag, love it all! :)

Leah said...

Cute Church bag, love the patchwork and the color choices. I'll be showing off my church bag on the 12th. Great minds think alike eh? :)

Corrie said...

You do like ruffles. They are all really cute!

OhioLori said...

Love your Bag! Yellow flower is cooool!

desertskyquilts said...

Love your ruffly projects. The yellow and black is very dramatic, and the rose is so cute there. Congratulations on getting the place you wanted, even if it was a scramble!

maggie said...

Wonderful projects! I love the bag and I think that it is very springy. Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Just Quilt It said...

I really love your ruffled flower and your other ruffled projects. I sorted fabrics and re-arranged my sewing room a couple of days ago, and it looked just like yours! Hope you like your new home!

Wendy said...

cute ruffle flower :) thank you for sharing and good luck with your move in organization!

Kristen King said...

Love your ruffle flower!!! :) It is so bright and cheery.

Brenda said...

I like the rose addition to your bag. Thanks for showing the other projects also. I am amazed that you could find anything after having to pack up in two weeks and move.

LJ said...

I do love all your ruffles and that fabric flower is sew sweet - love the color. Your bag is really cute. My sewing room also looks like a mess but atleast yours is because of moving!!! lol

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Cute bag and fun flower…thanks for sharing :)

Quilt n Queen said...

Luv the ruffled rose...perfect for the tote bag. Thanks for showing all your ruffles!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Janarama said...

Cute tote bag. Love the fabric and the addition of the ruffled flower.

MoeWest said...

I like your tote bag and the ruffled rose is a great accent! Your new sewing room looks great too.

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing, and especially for the tutorial for the ruffled bag.

sandra said...

Moving can really interrupt your life but your bag is very pretty and I love the ruffled yellow rose.

Bear Creek Quilting Company said...

Great job on your ruffles project. ~Shari

DebraKay Neiman said...

All your ruffle projects are so pretty. I especially like the black and yellow bag and the little girl's dress. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Linda J said...

Well done on the new tote and the previous ruffle projects! Welcome to the blog hop bunch and I hope you will join in again. Hopefully the next time you will feel more at home in your sewing space!

Thearica said...

Your bag is really pretty... and love the flower.

Vicky Myers said...

What a great selection of ruffle projects:)

Nancy said...

Your ruffled flower on the bag is so nice. I like the bag itself. And thank you for sharing all your ruffled projects.

WhoMom said...

Your yellow flower is perfect! I don't think it's too dark and the yellow with black is quite striking.

Suze said...

I adore the yellow rose on the bag. It is delightful. It just shouts spring without being too much. I hope your move is progressing smoothly. I've lived in the same house for almost 35 years and have no plans to move. We remodeled most of the downstairs and recarpeted the whole house, so... Thanks for participating and the great inspiration.

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