Friday, March 4, 2011

Ribbit, Ribbit and a Koala win

Hello Friends,
    A bit of time spent in my sewing room this week.  I started making Stephanie's Oak Park Bag last year.  I am happy to say that is one more UFO completed!  And look how cute it turned out!

I fussy cut a variety of frog fabrics for the patchwork on the sides.

Here's the other side.
I used denim for the bottom and straps and a lily pad fabric for the top.

I did change things up a bit.  Instead of a button and tab closure, I decided to put in a zipper.

See my cute little froggie zipper pull.

Inside, I put a zippered pocket on one side and and an open patch  pocket (per the pattern) on the other.
I can't wait to tote my frog purse around town.  Thanks Stephanie for such a cute pattern!

On a different subject, I was browsing the Koala sewing cabinet website when I came across a monthly giveaway they were having.  Well, lucky me won February's giveaway!  I received via FedEx this morning this wonderful sewing machine trolley.

It's extra large and has a telescopic handle for easy transport.  Of course I chose red, my favorite color.  My other options were blue, silver and one other I can't remember. 

They also included some needles and thread. 

Now I can wheel my sewing machine to any sewing class in style! 
By entering the contest I was also entered to win the big Kahuna of a prize--a Koala studio.  How wonderful would it be if my luck held out and I won that too!  A girl can dream can't she!  Anyways, why don't you try your luck at winning something too!


  1. I LOVE those froggies!!! Cute zipper pull too. Clever you. Congratulations on your fantastic beautiful red trolley.

  2. nice froggy bag and the frog zipper thingy too........lucky win with the sewing bag.......

  3. Your bag is sooo cute and what a wonerful win....lucky you!

  4. Your Froggy inspired bag is perfect!! love all the cute details. Congrats on your win - I would have chosen red too:)

  5. Yes keep dreaming Rumi and i will keep my fingers crossed for you. Your bag looks lovley and that froggy pull is so cute.

  6. Congratulations on such a fab win. Oh you will really look the bees knees wheeling that to a class. Love it!

    Now while on love- that is a fabulous bag! I love how you have made it look like a frog pond complete with lilies at the top and blue water underneath. The frog charm on the zip just made me squeal with delight. Wonderful way of making such a gorgeous pattern.

  7. Wow, what a great win you got. Congrats.
    Oh, you did a great job on Stephanie's bag pattern. All that frog fabric, Neat and cute zipper pull.