Sunday, June 29, 2008


What a great, productive day yesterday! I received an order for a Hold the Phone! Bag from a very special someone, and went right to work on it. He asked for denim mixed with brights, and a leash-style handle for his mom. I shot a picture of some fabs I thought would work, and Andrea gave me the green light! Or the multi-colored light. :)

HTP! Bags are such fun. I can get as crazy as I want to be and it just "works". Here's the front of the bag:

and here's the back:

The neon dog fab is a favorite of mine; I only have tiny pieces left! I think there's enough on Andrea's bag to give it just the right punch. The other fabs just seemed to scream, "Use me!" This could be because Zim paid a visit to the Quilt Studio, though. He's just a tad on the silly and playful side. OK, a LOT on the silly and playful side.

I quilted in a YLI variegated thread - Jewel. I only outlined the appliqu├ęs, as I wanted them to take center stage, not stitching.

I attached a special charm and some glass beads that I thought Andrea would like:

Here's a peek inside. I used some scraps from some favorite Laurel Burch fabs:

Why shouldn't the inside be fun, too?!?

Speaking of fun, I've been a supporter for the MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue group in PA for a long time. A few years ago, they took in a very pregnant Sibe who needed a new home - as would her puppies once they arrived and were weaned. I helped out a little bit with a fund-raiser - did a couple mini wall-hangings and pillows with photos of the new mom and puppies on them to be auctioned off. To make a long story short, one of those puppies was our buddy Echo. I'm so happy to have gotten to know his mom now and to count her as a friend. Since all of my guys were so kind to pose with the items I made for the MaPaw auction (you can see one of Amber here and one of Dave here), I thought it would only be appropropriate to have Dave pose with the new HTP! Bag I'd made for Echo's mom. :) Without further ado, here's the Deeve:

Here's the HTP! Bag you ordered, Echo!

Many thanks for the order, Andrea! I hope you and Echo enjoy your new HTP! Bag!

Thanks for reading!



The Daily Echo said...

Oh my DOG! That is BEWOOOTIFUL and absolutely PERFECT! It's like you read my mind. Thank you ever so much. I am so touched and will be so proud to use it. It'll bring a smile to my face every time I see it.
Andrea (Echo's Mom)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'll EKHHO that khomment!!!

Ha roooo!!!

PeeEssWoo: More great work KZK!

Maddie & Frankie said...

That HTP bag is oh so khute!
Karen you did such a wonderful job
for Echo's Mom. I love the the fun
ornamament, very nice.

Fantastic job KZK!

Diane( Frankie's Mom)

Holly said...

Oh how fun!!!! It's is really khool and khute!!! You always do such a WONDERFUL job!


Tracey and Huffle said...

That's fantastic. I wish I had one!


cyber-sibes said...

Furry furry nice HTP bag! Love the doggie print & that snappy bright red leash handle!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

As always... another great HTP! Bag!!!! good job!
Sitka & Mom

Cynthia Blue said...

That bag is gorgeous! I will have to talk to you about one... I need an obedience bag to carry obedience gear.. my agility bag is getting much too full! :) That'd be perfect! And I'd get so many ooohs and aahhhs too!