Holly Holiday Crazy Pouch

Hello everyone!! I’m here today to show you my new holly holiday crazy pouch I created using some new fabric from Riley Blake Design!

I love making pouches, they are easy to make, and they make fabulous gifts. I know for many people working with the zipper is challenging, but it shouldn’t be. You have to get over that fear and just do it. Zippers are fun to work with, and they make any project that much more FABULOUS!

Let’s take a look at my holly holiday crazy pouch:

Holly Holiday Crazy Pouch: Finished Product

Cute right! Check out that patchwork. Isn’t it fantastic?! Guess what I didn’t use a pattern or ruler to accomplish this. I used a piece of fusible paper.

Holly Holiday Crazy Pouch: Finished Product

Yes, it’s a fusible paper called Crazy Quilt Paper by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Design. It is so EASY to use. I love it. As a matter of fact, the designer of this fabric collection, Christopher Thompson, introduced me to this fun way to patchwork.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

This collection is called Holly Holiday. It is full of a bright, bold palette of red, green, pink, and charcoal. Tons of festive florals, Santa faces, snowflakes, holly, geometric trees, and text prints that will warm your holiday heart.

Holly Holiday Fabric Collection

This collection has 24 prints. I love all of the pretty pinks, reds, and whites.

Here’s how to create the holly holiday crazy pouch patchwork:


Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Holly Holiday Fabric
Crazy Quilt Paper 10″ x 10″
Lori Holt Trim It Ruler 8.5″ x 8.5″ 
Creative Grid Perfect 10 Ruler
Sewing Machine
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter

Step One: Cutting fabric

Cut (5) different 10-inch squares out of the fabrics you selected for the patchwork.

Cut 3 pieces of fabric using the 8.5-inch ruler for the back of the pouch.

Step Two: Prepare the fabric

Note: the instructions are on the packaging on how to use the crazy paper

Take one crazy quilt paper and press each paper shiny side down on the right side of the 10-inch fabric square.

Cut the line marked “cut first,” then cut the line marked “cut second.”

Then make the rest of your cuts according.

Step Three: Sewing the front panel

Now that each piece is cut mix up the numbers and pull 5 different pieces.

Start with numbers 2 and 3, pull the paper off, and sew them together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Then sew number 1 to that piece.

Then sew 4 and 5 together.

Finish it off by sewing the two bigger pieces together.

Step Four: Trim the square

Use the 8.5-inch ruler and trim the square.



Step Five: Sew the pouch together

Using your favorite pouch pattern, sew the pouch using the patchwork panel and the back panel.

Completed pouch!

Now it’s your turn!


Supplies used:


Holly Holiday Fabric Collection      Bernina 570QE
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Happy Birthday To You Celebration with Technique Tuesday

Hello everyone!! I”m here today too because it’s someone’s birthday day and I would love to say Happy Birthday to you.

I have not made cards in a long time and was delighted to sit and make a couple of them for you today using Technique Tuesday’s Happy Birthday Stamp Sets.

Technique Tuesday is having a celebration that you don’t want to miss.

Let’s take a look at my happy birthday cards:

If you remember, my card-making style has always been clean and simple.

These cards are a great representation of that style.

Happy Birthday

Sentiment stamps are my favorite because you can create any kind of card you want- from simple to elaborate just by using a couple of sentiments.

The stamp set I used to create these cards is the Large Birthday Stamp Set!

It has 8 sentiment stamps to choose from. Some are mixed fonts, and you can color in some of them. Creating different looks is easy with this set.

Guess what? – We have a happy birthday promotional offer for you!

Technique Tuesday has a 5-day celebration going on starting today, May 16th, to May 20th! The coupon code HBDAY21 will give you 20% off everything!  Yes!!! You don’t want to miss this offer.

Go ahead and add the stamp set above to that list!!

Who will you make birthday cards for this year? I would love to know.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday products were given to me. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

linen cardstock


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Easy to Make Toddler Dress and Top

Hello everyone!! I’m here today to show you an easy-to-make toddler dress and top!

For May, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at garment sewing. I’ve made a shirt and jeans in the past and love it. This month I wanted to make clothes for my three-year-old niece.

Take a look at the toddler dress and top that I made:


I am truly blown away by these cute garments. I used Dana from Made Everyday First Day Dress and Top. 

The fun part about them is the ease I had in making them and the cute button closure on the back.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

It’s called Rainbowfruit, a perfect name for this colorful collection designed by Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love.

It’s made up of 20 different pattern fabrics in pink, yellow, white, and blue. All so cheerful and fresh.

I can’t wait for my niece to try these on. She is going to love them. She is such a girly girl.


So what do you think? What will you make with this pretty vibrant fabric?

Supplies used:



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Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Chamomile Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Erum Tasneem, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Let’s take a look at my stamped metal necklace and key chain:

Carpe Diem: Finish productI stamped one of the Carpe Diem stamp set sentiments to create a metal necklace and key chain. It’s perfect for gift giving.

Fika is often translated as “a coffee and cake break,” which is kind of correct, but really it is much more than that. Fika is an attitude, state of mind, and important part of the Swedish culture.   I love how Altenew puts it – slow down and appreciate the good things in life. Which is what I’m trying to do.

Carpe Diem: Finish product
It’s pretty simple how this is done.

Decided on the image that would fit on the metal piece you have.

Stamp the image with ink that is made for metal. I used Stazon.

Carpe Diem: Finish product

Once stamped, heat set it but be careful because the metal will get hot.

Then I used a couple of metal hole punch to punch the hole at the top and a heart under the sentiment.

Carpe Diem: Finish product

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2021.

Free Gifts:

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. Feel free to share the promotion banner/info on your blog hop post or on your social media post using your affiliate links for a chance to make some extra money.

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gifts will be added to the cart automatically.

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 05/04/2021 through 05/10/2021. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 05/04/2021 through 05/06/2021. Shop HERE!

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Keren Baker

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka Małyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem

Kymona Tracey

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu


Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida


Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar

Carpe Diem: Finish product

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Stazon Jet Black

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