Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Have a Latte Blog Hop Day 4 - My Day to Present


When Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt announced the Have a Latte Blog Hop, I simply had to sign up! And, I do not know about the rest of you, but I always find myself in awe of Joan's work at Moose Stash Quilting, so finding out she would be our cheerleader was an added bonus.


Have a Latte Fabric designed by Dan DiPaolo for Clothworks
I fell in love with this gorgeous line of fabrics designed by Dan DiPaolo for Clothworks. I purchased the 6 prints pictured above, but only used 2 for this blog hop. However, I do have plans for the others! 


Have a Latte Grab Bag
I have seen a few Japanese Grab Bags showcased on blogs recently. They intrigued me, as they are unlike any other purse I have used. So, I searched Pinterest and discovered this free pattern from Better Homes and Gardens. It was designed by Bonnie Kozowski. (The handle directions were a little confusing for a novice like me, but in the end I figured it out!)


Have a Latte Glasses Case
This matching eye glasses case was created using this Easy Sunglasses Case Pattern at Crazy Little Projects. I found this on Pinterest, too. It was such a quick and easy project! It is also roomy enough for a much larger pair of glasses.

The quotes on this fabric make me smile. :)


Have a Latte Tissue-Pack Cover Front
Have a Latte Tissue-Pack Cover Back
My third project was this tissue-pack cover. I have wanted to make one for a while now, and what better excuse than to make it a matching accessory to a new bag?! When I found a link on Pinterest to the free pattern and realized it was also a Better Homes and Gardens pattern. It felt destined to be. (I do confess, I wish BHG would do away with the pop-ups. Once you get past them, the patterns are great!)


Have a Latte Set - Grab Bag, Tissue-Pack Cover, and Eyeglasses Case
I just love the aroma of fresh brewed coffee. (To be honest, I love the smell more than the flavor.) In my home, we tend to drink Yuban Dark Roast ground coffee. 


Tissue-Pack Cover and Eye Glasses Case in the Grab Bag
However, I believe my favorite coffee is roasted by Caravan Coffee in Newberg, Oregon. If you are ever in the area on a Friday morning, you may be lucky enough to visit one of their Public Coffee Cuppings. Their blog's News and Upcoming Events tab will let you know if one is being offered. I found the coffee cupping I attended at Caravan Coffee to be incredibly informative and rather fun. It was my first experience comparing unroasted coffee beans to roasted coffee beans; not to mention intentionally tasting black coffee. It also made me want to try roasting our own coffee beans. Some day... 


Have a Latte Set - Grab Bag, Tissue-Pack Cover, and Glasses Case
I know some of you are purists and love your coffee black. I need my flavored creamer. Now that I cannot have any dairy, I am incredibly thankful for So Delicious French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer and Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer. In fact, on the rare occasions my hubby and I go out of town, I make sure I take the coffee cup pictured above (a gift from my youngest son) with me. If we go out for breakfast, I pour some of my dairy-free coffee creamer into the cup so I can enjoy a cup of coffee with some fresh fruit and a side of bacon while my hubby enjoys a more traditional breakfast. (Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free breakfasts out can be tricky, but I try to make it work!) Now, I will have a bag and accessories to match my cup!

Special thanks to Clothworks and Dan DiPaolo for this fantastic line of fabric, to Madame Samm for organizing this blog hop, and to Joan at Moose Stash Quilting for cheering us along!

I hope you will pour yourself another cup of coffee and visit the other presenters today.


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If you leave a comment, I am curious... 
How do you take your coffee?
Have you ever used a grab bag? If so, how did you like it?



51 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Nice projects. I saw that purse pattern. What a cool handle. I liked this fabric a lot too. I have some other fabrics it goes with so I have a lot of choices for future projects.
Have a great day
xx, Carol

Judy B said...

I love the grab bag, sew handy! I only drink my coffee black, sew all of the fancy drinks are out for me, lol!

crazyQstitcher said...

What a great grab bag. It would be difficult to lose something from the mouth of that while over your arm.
I like it very much.
The specs case and tissue cover are good, especially in matching fabric.

A good project all around.

Jane's Quilting said...

Oh, what cute projects you have here. I love them, especially the grab bag.

Beth Strand said...

Your projects are great! As for coffee, I take it only with enough chocolate and sugar to numb the taste...in other words, I drink chocolate with a hint of coffee! lol Beth @ Words & Stitches!

Anita said...

Love the Grab bag, I have to try that one. I have my coffee with milk every morning.

Julie said...

I take my coffee black except when I travel. Then I have a french vanilla cappuccino for sugar energy buzz. Thanks for sharing the pattern links. I will have to try the grab bag. I have some Asian fabric that is perfect.

minibea12 said...

I like a cup of black coffee in the morning to help me wake up and get ready for the day!
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Christine Barnsley said...

Hi Renee! Love your bag and all your accessories... they look great in this fabric range. I have made several grab bags but I gave them away as gifts, so I can't tell you if I like using them!! I drink cappuccino coffee... I like the froth on the top! I have a machine at home which makes them... I love it! :) xx

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I chose the same two fabrics from the line for my upcoming blog hop project. You made great use of them for your bag and accessories! I've never used that type of bag, but I've always wanted to make one so I'll have to do that some day soon. I don't drink coffee; but I take my tea with cream or milk!

Marla's Crafts said...

I am a tea drinker myself. Love the little grab bags. Very nuce.

Dorian said...

Very nice projects! You did a great job on them.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

tea for me...lol. You did a great job on those grab bags, Renee

Marian said...

Really Cool bags..

I to was a flavored cream user, but I'm very picky about what I like and don't like. A few months ago our grocery store on the base stopped carrying my favorite creamer, and so I tried the methods/recipes on the web for trying to recreate it to no avail, it is just to sweet and you don't add sugar to these recipes. So I've switched to normal non-flavored cream for the time being.. Not as good but gets me by. If it weren't for cream I wouldn't be a coffee drinker tho. :)

Mdm Samm said...

lovely perky projects...so cute

Cathy said...

All your projects are great, and useful. I like that. Thank you for the links to patterns. I drink my coffee with a little milk and sugar. I have never used a Grab Bag. I`ll make one for sure! Thanks for a fun post!

Linda said...

I love your little coffee bag and accessories!
I take my coffee with a little sweetener. No cream. And, yes, I have several grab bags for different purposes - handwork, makeup, drawing.

evelyn said...

Love your coffee flavoured projects! I have never used a grab bag, but love the pattern/design. I take my coffee double double and use decaf after supper.

Patricia said...

I like it black with cocoa added or I can buy a chocolate flavored coffee!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Grab bags have intrigued me but I've never made/used one. Seeing yours might give me the incentive. As for my coffee - black, with a little bit of sugar. We also make our own cappuccino powder and sometimes I will through a spoonful of that into my coffee for an additional treat.

Carol said...

I've never made or used a Grab Bag, but yours is so cute I think I need to make me one. Thanks for the link! Great little accessories for it, too! I don't drink coffee, just tea...with a little milk and Splenda.

Scrapatches said...

Your bag and accessories is simply sweet, Renee. So quick to grab and go and have just what you need. I am not one to carry large bags. This one is something I might actually use. Thanks for the pattern links. Happy sewing ... :) Pat

Needled Mom said...

You did a great job with those fabulous fabrics. That grab bag looks very handy.

I take my coffee black.

Calicojoan said...

Ohhhh, your Japanese Grab bag is very intriguing to me. I might have to fight my way thru the pop ups and grab this pattern! Thanks!

Bobbie said...

Splash of milK, or half n half and 3 tsp of sugar.
K mycup holds 3 regular sized cups. I like the fancier or flavored stuff AFTER my regular morning coffee. I also drink lots of tea.
Your projects are great and I agree about the pop ups on BHG. You chose my favorite fabrics in the line.

KimM said...

Oh my goodness - how the fabric made me chuckle - "This coffee is making me awesome" just blew me away. I love all your projects - incredible.
xxx

Createology said...

Your projects are wonderful. I have never drank coffee. I prefer tea. I like your bag and have yet to make one...you are inspiring me to get it done! Thank you sew very much for Latte Hopping and participating. Creative Latte Bliss...

Soma Acharya said...

Great looking bag and accessories. Love them!! It's black coffee for me, but sometimes I use milk and sugar and drink it as desert :)

-Soma

Mary Ann said...

Lovely bag and accessories. I drink an instant Mocha cappuchino at home but love plain old black coffee with splenda when we breakfast out. Thanks for sharing your projects.

Terry said...

Your projects are so much fun…love the grab bag..will have to make some for gifts. I like my coffee flavored (cafe mocha or hazelnut) light, no sugar…when I want it really sweet it's frozen caramel macchiato every time!! Thanks for sharing :)
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MoeWest said...

Your grab bag and accessories turned out great! Thanks for the links. I think I'll be making a few grab bags, for me and for gifts.

desertskyquilts said...

I don't drink coffee at all, but I still love your bag and accessories. Thanks for the links to the bag. This is the first one I've seen. =)

Allison CB said...

Love the bag...I take my coffee with frothed milk! and very strong!

tink's mom said...

First of all I love each of your pieces. I have made the eye glass case and mine was like yours big for the glasses I was putting in it. I ended up sewing a seam down the length at about the 1/3 mark. It makes a dandy place to keep my pen right next to my glasses. I have one of those bags, it was a gift from a quilting friend. It came to me holding fabric. I drink my coffee with a little milk. I have been known to drink it black but then I want to talk at 500 miles an hour ;}

BarbCarol said...

Really nice projects. I especially love that grab bag....linking to the pattern. As for coffee, I prefer it in someone else's cup...I drink tea.

LJ said...

That is a really cute bag - a style I've not seen before. I am going to check out the pattern. Thanks. The eye glass case is so useful and something I need to do for my glasses.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm not a coffee drinker but I do love your bags! I have that pattern and it's on my to-do list but I just haven't gotten to it yet. I hope soon though because I love yours! blessings, marlene

creativity amongst chaos said...

I really like this print in the fabric line. It is such a cute way to showcase it. It is a bag that will go with anything. Well done.

Amy said...

This is so "awesome"-ly cute. That was my favorite fabric from the line. Just love al those quotes. I have to have a little creamer in my coffee as well. Sweet projects!!

Carla said...

That bag is so cool. I may need to try one myself. I take my coffee with a little milk. I would love a latte at home, but don't have the time to mess with it.

Marilyn said...

I take my coffee black, black, black. I made several grab bags a few years ago to give to the Women's Shelter. Now the bags I make are a little bigger though - a cross between a tote bag and a purse.

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a lovely new matching purse and accessories set you made!

I can't drink coffee anymore but when I did, I drank it with a splash of milk and a level tsp of sugar. Sometimes if we had whipped cream leftover from a dessert the night before I'd top my morning coffee with that but that was a special treat.

Janarama said...

Love your grab bag and eyeglasses case.

Candice said...

Cute projects that everyone can use! Those would make fun gifts! (I drink my coffee black since I read the antioxidants are not absorbed as well when combined with milk.)

Sunshine Girl said...

That grab bag looks good - I haven't seen one of those before. I love all of your projects and I am also a big vanilla coffee fan too!

apple blossom said...

cute ensemble: bag, glasses case and tissue cover.

Lana said...

YOU ROCKED THIS!!! I haven't seen those bags yet...and yours looks so cute!!! and I love all the matching accessories! Great Job!!!

Kathy Nutley said...

You are fully and beautifully accessorized!

Brenda said...

I like the handle structure on the bag -- the bag will open completely for whatever big items you want to stash, but then close fairly tightly for privacy and security (relative, of course). It seems to me that you need to make a larger "glasses" case or something to use as a padded cup case for those breakfasts out. A creamer case would be nice, too!

Joanne said...

These projects are delightful and thanks for the link to the grab bag pattern. I think I'm going to have to make one soon (and most likely a lot more). I too love the smell of coffee, but I also really enjoy the flavor. Thanks for sharing your creations with us. :-)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am sorry I am so late to the party, but your bag and the accessories are very cute! I have my coffee with Land o Lake fat free creamer, and a package of sweet and low.