Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Magical Stuff

My life has changed so much in the last five years.  I have made it through the most difficult days I have ever faced.  Faith grows during difficult times, and brings the hope we all need that things will get better.  I hope that if you are going through difficult times that hope is still alive. I pray that your faith will grow. Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of encouragement, it is a priceless gift.

I now live close to my "happy place" that my family visited whenever we could afford to, Walt Disney World.  This has influenced my life and my patterns as I like making things I need and sharing them with you. I am listing some of my newest patterns and maybe you will see something that would meet a need of yours, or someone you know that you could make this as a gift to bless them.
Simple Shoulder Strap Tote
This is a bag that I created to wear over a shoulder, cross body, that was easy to reach into while wearing it, yet the top also stays close to the body keeping items inside. I see variations of this bag at the theme parks every week on people of all ages. 

Walt Disney World Guests are using Magic Bands that is worn on the wrist and carries the ability to store data like the resort room key, charging capability, and any reservations or fast passes (FastPass+) reservations so in the parks all the guest needs to do is to tap the Mickey head portion of the Magic Band to a touchpoint and it confirms the reservation, gets you in the FastPass+ line, pay for meals or merchandise, collects any photo pass photos taken of your group, link your groups reservations together, etc.  It is a magical addition to the Walt Disney World experience.  They are also completely waterproof so they can be worn in the water parks or swimming pool at the resort.  Some of us have discomforts in wearing the Magic Bands as they are so I designed these unique Magic Band covers that have a comfortable flannel layer next to your skin.  It also makes it possible for you to make the look your own instead of the same band thousands of other people are wearing.   I hope that many people find this Magic Bands Comfy Cover Sewing Pattern helpful. Just click on any of the purple links to get to that pattern in my Etsy shop.
If you are a complete beginner, you may want to try this pattern as your first: Fast & Easy Hobo Bag

How about a wallet that would store all of your credit cards and those small key chain store cards in one place where you can see them at a glance. No more looking through multiple cases at the counter looking for the right card, you can see it and pick it out quickly. 
You will find this in my new Stow It All Wallet sewing pattern.

Maybe you need some bigger bags to pack your things in to come to Disney? Here is a pattern for Pack & Go Bags that come in three sizes.

Would you like something smaller that would carry all of your essentials, and have a touchscreen pocket through which you can use your smartphone without having to remove it? It is especially helpful to protect your phone from scratches and water-resistant vinyl covers it when going on those water rides at the theme parks, or just being around young children who spill often. : )
If you want something just as easy to carry around, yet holds securely more than the wristlet, check out this pattern for the ultimate in travel gear: The Great Wallet Bag sewing pattern

One last item is especially helpful for organization but is equally delightful to use as a gift. The best part is it uses small amounts of fabric that you may have in your stash, waiting for the right thing to use that treasured piece on-this is it. You get to see it, and use it to help organize your tools, pens, markers, crayons, or as a gift put these same items or a candy assortment.  These mug organizers have been around a long time, but they never caught my eye before, but now I see how they are good for SO many things. So I made my own pattern and hope that you find it useful. I include instructions for pre-quilted material and for regular fabric construction. I love these on my sewing table. It is a great way to use a mug that may have a chipped top or other imperfection. Don't throw those away, make a Mug Apron for it and start organizing your stuff!
Thank you for reading my blog today.  I will be posting more sewing patterns soon, particularly some new items for using in theme parks or traveling, and I am working on a new wallet. Is there something you would like to see a sewing pattern for? 

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