Doesn’t time fly? I can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks since I last sat down to the keyboard. And what a busy two weeks it has been. I’ve sewn and sewn and then sewn some more. I’ve sewn at home and I’ve sewn abroad (if France counts as abroad). Now I’m back and finally ready to share my sewing stories with you all.

You may remember that a couple of weeks ago I was busy making myself a padded carrier bag for my sewing machine in preparation for my first ever sewing retreat trip. Well I’m happy to say that I managed to get the bag finished in time and it preformed it’s duties admirably.

Sewing machine bag and tote | Mud, Pies and PinsMy sewing machine fitted snugly inside this sassy little bag, and with the addition of some padded pockets on the inside I had plenty of space to carry a few extra pouches with all my threads and sewing machine paraphenalia.

Sewing machine bag | Mud, Pies and PinsI made a simple clutch style pouch to contain the presser foot and power cord which kept them both protected and neatly stored away.

Sewing machine bag | Mud, Pies and Pins Sewing machine bag | Mud, Pies and PinsHaving only dipped into my fat quarter bundle of Keep it Sassy to make the bag I decided I would quickly whip up a few fabric storage boxes with some more of the fabrics. At home I usually have an assortment of trays and plastic boxes on my sewing table to hold my sewing items and and catch my threads and scraps so I decided to make a fabric tray and two fabric containers that I could easily pack and bring with me on retreat to help keep me organised.

Fabric containers | Mud, Pies and Pins Fabric containers | Mud, Pies and PinsAnd so with bags backed and the sun shining I hopped on the train and relaxed with some hand sewing as I started my journey to Morzine in the French Alps, the location of the Peaks retreat.

I hope you’ll pop back tomorrow when I’ll share the first of my retreat makes with you all. In the meantime why not pop over to Busy Needle Quilting where Peaks organiser Elita has written a wonderful account of our first day at Peaks.

One thought on “Back From My Travels

  1. Very cute and organized, I’ve never made a tray, such a good idea!

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