Is this the sweetest thing you've ever seen? This is a Tammy Bag, my friends...Not just any Tammy Bag but my very own personal Tammy made especially for me by the designer herself, Ms. Apple Heart, AKA: Madame Samm of the phenominal blog Sew We Quilt.
I met Samm not long ago but it feels like I've known her forever. She is an amazing person with a very tender and generous spirit who is also an amazing artist. You've just got to check out her blog where she inspires and cheers on countless quilters, sewers and stitchers to very BIG creative achievements each month through her blog hops. I think the closest thing we've got to these in the cross stitch / embroidery community are our SAL's but I've never seen a SAL like the Hops that Sam and her team conduct at Sew We Quilt. They are amazing...You won't believe the gorgeous quilts and sewing projects these gals / guys create every single month.
ANYWAY...Recently, when Samm saw my designs she developed a cooperative creative itch that had to be scratched. LOL! And when I heard what she wanted to do, I was all in!
First I want to show you a few more images of Samm's Tammy Bags so you can get a better idea of what a Tammy Bag actually is and what this project is all about. You can find her Tammy Bag pattern at Connecting Threads here.
Aren't these adorable? So, the Tammy Bag pattern can be sewn up with any fabric or theme you'd like. Samm originally developed the bag for stitchers with lots of pockets and room inside for tons of notions but they're so versatile that you can use them for anything. My boys have dubbed them the Tardis of bags..."Bigger on the inside." Or for those of us of a (certain) age...They're like Mary Poppins' carpet bag. I can't guarantee you can fit a coat rack in there but who knows?
So, here's the skinny...Samm is currently running a blog hop featuring my cross stitch designs for one side of the Tammies and the work of the brilliant quilter/applique genius, Cori Blunt, of Chitter Chatter Designs on the other side. Cori made the most adorable "Pinnies" for this project. She is an extremely talented quilter and her applique work is tremendous. Please do take a peek at her work.
The Blog Hop is called Tammy 4 All Seasons.
If you want to participate, now is the time to sign up. Go to sewwequilt.com for all the details.
My designs for this project are spot samplers for one whole side of a Tammy Bag and all are very "Vintagey" with an emphasis on vintage ladies fashion. So far I've finished Spring, Summer & Fall. Here they are:
Winter will be a black evening gown, champagne, snowflakes...Very Holiday cocktail party. It will be available to the Blog Hop by Monday, 11/24/14 or earlier.
You can get one of these designs for free if you participate in the blog hop and the remaining 3 designs will be available through Samm for $10.00 for all three for blog hop participants during the blog hop. After the hop, all four charts will be available for $10.00 each to everyone. You can get more info about availability and pricing from Samm here: http://www.sewwequilt.com/2014/11/think-vintagetammy-4-all-seasons-with.html
I hope you'll swing on by to participate and / or cheer everyone on as we go Vintage Tammy 4 All Seasons crazy. Thank you SO much for listening to me yammer on but I'm just so excited about this project. I think these stitchers are going to blow us away with how they sew and stitch these Tammies.
THANK YOU, Samm, for providing this amazing experience & opportunity for me as a designer...and for your very sweet "apple heart" friendship...Means a lot.
Brooke ; )