Monday, January 18, 2016

Moving along to Valentine's Day

Is the statute of limitations on Christmas over? I shared my gifting makes in my last post and I've noticed that several friends are blogging about Valentines tutorials (we want to give you lots of time!). So here are a couple of mine for those of you that are new(ish) to Poppyprint!

First, you can find the full instructions for this sweet ballet tote that I designed over on the Sew Sisters blog This is a really fun and versatile bias tape technique. You could easily use this as a quilt block, or piece it into any other tote pattern you love!

Ballet Tote Tute by Poppyprint

Ballet Tote Tute by Poppyprint

The second one is for cute fabric postage stamps - perfect for any occasion, really. These were created in response to a Sew, Mama, Sew challenge several years ago to create fabric love letters with a sewn envelope pattern tutorial by Jennifer Casa. They are so fun to make!

fabric stamp tute_9_24

fabric stamp tute_9_19

They are a completely non-functional, frivolous, crafty indulgence. Perfect for play letters for children, or secret embroidered love notes for a special someone, like this one I made for my husband six years ago.

Valentine's from years gone by...

Valentine's from years gone by...
Get it?

Happy making!


Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

Well, they're either buns or scallops - both of which are entirely inappropriate for a blog post, young lady!

Lori said...


Elsa said...

That bag is sweet! I'm pretty sure it say I love your buns ~ you saucy girl!

Susan P said...

I didn't get it until I saw others' comments. Is it one of them?