Friday, May 8, 2009

H2O sling


I pre-ordered Betz White's most recent book, Sewing Green, and have been waiting for that little window to make something( you know, when I'm not rolling newspaper)! There are 25 projects, but this one was perfect for right now. I'm always calling out to my son, "don't forget your water bottle!"... and then, inevitably, I forget my own! I'm trying to walk or hike a couple of times a week, and as it gets warmer, I need my water with me.
This little carrier was fairly quick to whip up and the directions were perfect. The second and third ones will be really fast sewing... I have a feeling I'm going to get some special requests from my children, so you'll probably see more of these. The only thing I adjusted was the bottom circle, which calls for the contrasting liner fabric, but I kept the exterior uniform. I also added a pocket for my cell phone. If I'm walking, I'm usually without children... which means I like to stay connected.

I used a scrap of fabric from my buckets and an old dish cloth from Dwell (Target) for the liner and my pussy willow stamp found a wonderful canvas.The metal rings I had on hand were a little smaller than called for, but better than jumping in the car for new ones. Thanks Betz! Can't wait to make something else from Sewing Green. I have so many slips of paper filling up this book.
Hope you all get outside this weekend and enjoy SPRING... and don't forget your water bottle!
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Happy Mother's Day to you, as well!
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23 comments:

  1. I want this book SO BAD... one of my friends suggested it to me a while back, but I keep telling myself that books are kind of an unnecessary expense right now, esp when I am definately not lacking projects (I have more WIP's than I have time to finish them right now!). And you're not helping:)

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  2. That stamp is perfect on this project. Love it1

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  3. Happy Mothers' Day, my sweet friend !
    Once again you make something wonderful, and really add your own very special touch ! I'm loving the additional pocket stamped with your pussy willows stamp, and the color combo is delicious !
    Off to check when her book will be available here ! xoxoxo Lots of love, mama !

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  4. I love this maya, it is perfect and so very you natural, elegant, beautiful and purposeful. Happy mother's day to you and your mom .

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  5. Just wanted to say you are awesome! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  6. what a really great (and handy!) bag!

    happy mother's day to you too!

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  7. That is so beautiful! It is infinitely superior to the alternatives out there.

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  8. Simply wonderful - as always...! I like the little details you've added!

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  9. thank you for sharing - the book and your wonderful sewing - very inspirational xxx

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  10. It turned out beautifully! Love your additions...thanks for sharing!
    Betz

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  11. What a perfect solution to your spring resolution! Love your details on it...

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  12. Love the idea of adding a pocket for your cellphone!

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  13. That is just wonderful. I love it. Somehow, I can see you taking off in a new direction from this project.

    Can't wait to see what's next.

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  14. That is THE most AWESOME water bottle bag! Your pussy willow stamp couldn't be more perfect on it! Nice job!
    ~Heather

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  15. I love this project! I'd be so thrilled if one showed up in your etsy shop. Hint. Hint. :-)

    Kimba

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  16. just found your great blog!! and Etsy shop!

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  17. This is an EXCELLENT idea for your shop, Maya......EXCELLENT! Happy Mother's Day!

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  18. How smart and convenient! I am particularly infatuated with your beautiful pussywillow stamp.

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  19. I did not know a water bottle bag could be so beautiful :) I love it, and your new stamp is amazing!

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  20. great sling! I gave you an award! just check out my blog for details! have a great day! xx

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  21. This is such an inspired, beautiful and practical project! You never cease to amaze me with your ideas.

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  22. beautiful -- it's on my long list of 'need to make' as well :)

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