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Sew & Tell - Barcelona Skirt

f0194450_702074.jpgPeapod has a lot of cool young mama customers. The young mama and her little girl here in the photo are frequent shoppers too. Sorry, I didn't get their names. Notice this layered skirt? The pattern is from Amy Butler's Barcelona Skirt, and the mom said that it was not that hard to make. I should tell you that this is her first time to make a skirt. She handled an invisible zipper well too! She used two different shades of brown print from Joel Dewberry's Chestnut Hill Collection. She had this on over her jeans and looks so relaxed and classy!
Thank you "Mrs. Barcelona Skirt"
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-06-20 07:20 | Sew & Tell  

Good Morning Neighbors

The farmer's market was fun. The sky was still overcast when we got there, but the sun came out after we walked back to the shop. We had breakfast at our hangout, Art's Cafe, and brought some rainier cherries, apricots, strawberries, green beans, and two bunches of screaming orange sunflowers home and it was so nice to see some familiar faces. It made me feel like a part of the community. Have a wonderful Sunday!f0194450_3274621.jpg
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-06-15 03:49 | life  

More Reasons to Come to the Inner Sunset

f0194450_7351899.jpgYes, finally the Inner Sunset has a farmer's market. This area has been my home for almost 20 years, and I've been wanting to have a farmer's market in the neighborhood for years. I know that the folks in the merchant association has been trying to make it unique and a-giant-chain-free environment. Well, a few of them are here now (things are different from 20 years ago), but I remember that they fought against a big movie rental chain to move in where Jamba Juice is now, and they won. Who needs a big corporate chain store when we have super coolLe Video. Anyway, that's one of the reasons I love this neighborhood. And the farmer's market! One more reason to love this warm, neighborly, diverse area. The market is taking place the parking lot on 9th Avenue between 9am - 1pm. I am planning to go tomorrow morning with my farmer's market tote. Oh Peapod will be open at 12pm...
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-06-14 09:21 | life  

My Messenger Bag

f0194450_5485066.jpgMy plan to use my son's messenger bag was ruined as he surprisingly loved it. You know I was assuming that he wouldn't use mom's handmade bag...so this is my messenger bag. It's been a while since I made my leather strap bag that goes across my shoulder. I love those bags that free my hands. I used the heavier cotton so I didn't have to fuse with interfacing, and I just wanted something very casual too. The prints are from Anna Mria Horner's Drawing Room that I have on sale. I'm thinking of putting an easy instruction for you who shop here. Stay tuned...
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-06-13 09:25 | Sewing/Crafting  

Sew & Tell - Little Saho's Summer Top

A proud big sister, Saho enjoys her quality time with her mom at Peapod while her new baby sister stays at home with dad. Here she is in a bright orange summer top with a little red riding hood granny bag. Oh aren't they cute? Her mom made them right before the new baby arrived. The top is lined with the yellow gingham with a matching pocket. Yellow and orange...so fun for the summer. Thank you Little Saho and Yufu! f0194450_640623.jpg









worn over a t-shirt...
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how many bag is enough?
girls love bags, right girls?
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i love the yellow lining peeking on her shoulder...
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layered with a jacket for the chilly day...
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-06-13 07:16 | Sew & Tell  

Mom's Special Messenger Bag

I finished a messenger bag for my boy Sunday and he took it to school Monday. He came home with a big smile thanking me soooo much. He received a lot of compliments from his friends, both boys and girls. Amazing! I was working on this bag all last week with a little hope that he will actually use it. He never paid attention while I was working on and gave me a look everytime I finished the parts with joy. So I was ready to be rejected. At school everyone was asking where he got it and amazed when he said, "My mom made it." "No way!" Some kids were sooooo amazed that a person actually can handcraft a bag :-) With all the wonderful messenger bag patterns available out there, I didn't use any. Too lazy to follow the instructions as usual...when I make a square bag, I visualize it and decide on the size. Because there is no pattern, it usually requires some changes as I sew. This bag ended up with the narrower bottom than an original plan. But I like the freedom of handcrafting :-) f0194450_7463637.jpg
the inside pocket...did you know that these tiny things crawling on the stumps are ants?
how cute is this?
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by peapodfabricssf | 2009-06-03 08:12 | Sewing/Crafting