Friday, December 27, 2019


Looking Back at 2019...

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It is so good to take the time to look back...

it gives such a feeling of completion and 

satisfaction and also such inspiration 

for the New Year ahead.

Wishing you a creative and fun 2020 !

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Candy Bag.....Zip Cases 2

After feeding the cattle this morning,

I snuck off to the Thread Shed

to sew a few more...

These seem to go out the door

as quick as I get them made...

Everyone that sees them has the same reaction,

"Look at those, how cute are they!"

Then they take their favorite zip bag 

home with them...

I am saving so many different product packages,

they all work with the iron-on vinyl...

I am not just limited to candy bags.

I am not a licorice eater,

but the Cowboy is...

He saved both of these packages for me.

So colorful and so FUN !

These bags will be given away 

during the holidays.

I have saved so many packages,

I have barely made a dent in them!

There are no days off

for Cowboys and cattle...

So, from the feeding grounds here

@ the Kessi Ranch...

We Wish You Happy Holidays...

and Happy New Year !

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Ice Dyeing.....Sneakers

The Ice Dyeing Buckets

are warming up by the wood stove...

Here's a peek inside the buckets:

Deep Purple and Raspberry dye powder

sprinkled on top of the ice...

A few hours later:

The ice is nearly melted...

the sneakers are taking the dye nicely !

Here comes the....Show 'n Tell:

These are kids sneakers 

purchased at Hobby Lobby

They must have been 100% cotton...

they took the dye beautifully.

They will be super FUN to wear!

These are also an ice dyed pair of sneakers:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Candy Bag....Zip Cases

Candy Bags

stitched into Zip Cases

How FUN are these !!!

The secret weapon is...Iron-On Vinyl

Start saving your product bags:

When Halloween candy was on sale...

I stocked up on the larger bags:

All of these bags have been trimmed up, 

cut in half and the iron-on vinyl 

has been fused in place...

I also matched up zippers with each package...

These aren't just for candy packages:

Cookie packages work great...

Yes, frozen potato packages stitch up nicely:

I layer the package with batting...

I quilt a few rows of stitching to hold

the batting in place...

I put the candy right back in the bag...

it will be part of the gift when I give these away.

I also line the inside of the bag with fabric...

I square off the bottom so the bag stands up...

I cut the zippers to size,

so I use the leftover zipper as a pull

on the side of the bag.

How FUN is this peas zip case !

I am just getting started...

lots more coming soon !

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi