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2015 Dia de los Muertos Blog Tour {Sugar Skull Wine Bag}

To celebrate the Day of the Dead this year on the Dia de los Muertos Blog Tour with Rebel & Malice, I stitched up a wine tote with a machine embroidery sugar skull.

Just to remind you of the purpose of Day of the Dead … it is an opportunity to remember your loved ones that have died.  This is not intended to be a ghoulish Halloween occasion, but rather a sweet event to show respect and honor.  I like this depiction of the day from Mexican Sugar Skull the best:

Although it is a holiday from far away in southern Mexico, it’s a holiday one can personalize and integrate into their own religious and cultural beliefs. It is more of a cultural holiday than a religious one. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the memories of our loved ones who are now gone… through art, cooking, music, building ofrendas, doing activities with our children, we can recount family stories, fun times and lessons learned… not how the person died, but how they lived.

I find the sugar skulls irresistible… the colors are amazing!  I selected an embroidery design from Otketo on Etsy HERE.  The design stitched out on Varnie (my Husqvarna Topaz machine) beautifully!  I am very impressed with her machine embroidery design and will try her other designs!

I made the sugar skull and then attached it to a self-designed wine bag.

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Of course, I attached the golden yellow pom-pom trim cause I LOVE it so much!  and it resembles the marigold flowers that are traditional for Day of the Dead.

This is a wine bag or wine tote with a fold over band to size to a wine bottle and a handle for carrying.  I made box corners in the bottom of the bag to hold it sturdy and standing up.  The outside is a red cotton fabric, and the inside is a black and white chevron canvas print fabric.  I finished the fold over band with pom-pom trim.  And the handle includes interfacing in the center to add a stiffness to the turquoise cotton fabric topstitched in yellow thread.

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The machine embroidery design was stitched separated and then appliquéd onto the outer side of the wine tote.

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LOOK at those colors… i love it!

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The wine bag holds a regular sized bottle of wine… ready to carry to the neighborhood party this weekend.  Or, it could hold a bottle of sparkling wine or a bottle of booze… perfect for gifting to the neighborhood party host & hostess.

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Thank you Melissa for hosting the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) Blog Tour… this is my favorite season of the year!

If you want to see last year’s celebration of Day of the Dead – see HERE and HERE.

I hope you will enjoy all of the creativity to honor those that passed on…

Meet the bloggers who are joining the 2nd Dia de los Muertos tour. They will be bringing you a variety of inspired crafts, stories and a few freebies.

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Here is the full schedule:

Monday October 26

– <a href=”http://rebelandmalice.blogspot.com/“>Rebel &amp; Malice</a> – <a href=”https://from-a-box.com/“>From a Box</a> – <a href=”http://www.sewsnbows.com/“>Sews n Bows</a></div>

Tuesday October 27 – http://www.callajaire.com/“>Call Ajairehttp://www.hattieluhandmade.com/“>Hattielu Handmadehttp://www.madewithmoxie.com/“>Made With Moxie

 

 

Wednesday October 28 – http://www.paisleyroots.com/“>Paisley Rootshttp://madebyamandarose.blogspot.com/“>AmandaRosehttp://phatquartersblog.blogspot.com/“>Phat Quarters

 

 

Thursday October 29 – http://www.luluandceleste.com/“>Lulu & Celestehttp://www.calmandcarrion.blogspot.com/“>Calm and Carrionhttp://www.craftyladyabby.com/“>Craft Lady Abby

 

 

Friday October 30 – http://whiskem.com/“>Whisk ‘Emhttp://www.wildandwanderful.com/“>Wild & Wanderful http://www.goldenrippy.com/“>Golden Rippy

 

 

Saturday October 31 – http://justaddfabric.blogspot.com/“>Just Add Fabrichttp://www.fillesamaman.net/“>Filles a Maman

 

 

Sunday November 1 – http://www.houseofestrela.blogspot.com/“>House of Estrela

 

 

Monday November 2 – http://rebelandmalice.blogspot.com/“>Rebel & Malice

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter. There will be a small giveaway for a copy of the DVD “The Book of Life”  and a copy of the book “http://www.amazon.com/Rosita-Conchita…/dp/0982715307“>Rosita y Conchita” by Erich Haeger and Eric Gonzalez. They are not affiliated with this website or giveaway.

 

 

Due to the nature of the giveaway, the book and DVD will only be available to residents of the United States and Canada. There will be a separate giveaway for any digital items such as PDF patterns or gift cards.  

 

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New SOHO Totes {Pattern by Around the Bobbin}

FAVORITE Bag Pattern (yet)!!!

It’s the Soho Tote from Around the Bobbin.  This bag has it all… stylish shape + fully lined interior + just right sized handles + magnetic closure + sturdy pleated bottom + inside zippered pocket & inside divided pockets + shows off awesome fabric combinations!’

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A Zip & Clip Bag for Fall

It’s a perfect sized bag ready for fall here in the Pacific Northwest!

Lisa at Around The Bobbin has designed a nice size bag good for on-the-go ladies.  It has all kinds of pockets and zippers and credit card holders packed into a carry all on swivel clips.  You can wear it as a cross-body bag or take the strap off and attach it to belt loops, or a stroller, or another bag.

This is my first real-true sophisticated bag – meaning more than a rectangle sack with handles.  This one has hardware!  it has zippered pockets, magnetic snaps, swivel hooks and rings, AND a slider (that means the strap is adjustable)… I am so happy with this bag!

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A Zip & Clip Bag for Fall

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It’s a perfect sized bag ready for fall here in the Pacific Northwest!

Lisa at Around The Bobbin has designed a nice size bag good for on-the-go ladies.  It has all kinds of pockets and zippers and credit card holders packed into a carry all on swivel clips.  You can wear it as a cross-body bag or take the strap off and attach it to belt loops, or a stroller, or another bag.

This is my first real-true sophisticated bag – meaning more than a rectangle sack with handles.  This one has hardware!  it has zippered pockets, magnetic snaps, swivel hooks and rings, AND a slider (that means the strap is adjustable)… I am so happy with this bag!

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For the pattern testing, I pulled out Joel Dewberry Home Décor fabrics and a coordinating print from my scrap drawer.  I was inspired by the leaves turning the gorgeous Autumn colors.  I used orange zippers and orange top-stitching, and brushed bronze hardware.

Tonight was my son’s 4th Grade Boy’s Book Club.  I loaded up my new bag with the book, a notepad, pens, and of course my phone, keys, chapstick, etc., carried it around my neck and across my shoulder.  I had pulled my tall boots out of the back of the closet and dusted them off for tonight’s ready-for-fall ensemble.  I could tell my son was proud of his Mom with my stylish new bag by the way he said “new bag? you made that.”  (at least that’s the way I heard it)

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The Zip & Clip Bag releases TODAY… and is discounted $2 using code ZIPCLIP2 for the next week.

And Lisa offers hardware kits for the bag too – I really, really suggest you take advantage of this kit.  The kit has all you need in it, and it so much simpler than trying to find the right hardware pieces online or in your local stores.

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The PDF pattern is delivered to you directly when purchased at the Around the Bobbin store.  The pattern contains full color photographs, detailed step-by-step instructions, labels, and a template to make the bag.  Lisa includes all the details and clear pictures to help you build your bag.

Check out the other patterns too… I tested the Flared Top Baskets HERE… these would make perfect holiday decorations and gifts!  Imagine the great fabric prints out there on these baskets!