Please forgive me if this post is a little disjointed. I have been down with the flu since the weekend, and I'm not quite firing on all cylinders.
Anyhoo....When Nicki asked me if I would participate in this blog hop, I was pretty happy because I had a whole bunch of Eclectic Elements that I wasn't quite sure what I was going to use them for.
One of the things I like about this line is the masculine feel of the prints. And since Valentine's Day is coming up, and I usually make something for my husband, I decided to make him a manly looking zip pouch. Of course, not just any zip pouch would do for my hubby, so I went with the Bionic Gear Bag by the Ripstitcher.
I used this nice typeset print for the exterior. Very manly, don't you think?
And since hubby travels a lot for work, this fun postcard mash up print for the interior.
Don't let this pictures fool you. This bag is BIG. There is a lot of space between the zips. I figure he can use this bag as his toiletry bag for his travels, or even put all his laptop cables and plug chargers for all his devices in it.
Now for the giveaway part.
I made a 2nd Bionic Gear Bag to giveaway.
You might notice that the top zipper has not been installed yet. It is true. I haven't worked on this bag in over a week, well before I got sick. I even had my 8 year old help me stage these photos so the bags wouldn't get my cooties on them.
Never fear though, as soon as I feel better, I will get that last step done, zip it up and mail it off to the winner.
For the 2nd bag, I went with the measuring tape exterior, thinking a crafter may win. It is big enough to fit all you rotary cutters, scissors, even large spools of threads in it, etc. Perfect for hauling all your sewing stuff to a retreat.
If you want to make your own Bionic Gear Bag, the pattern is available on Craftsy . (Please note, this link is an affiliate link, if you purchase a CLASS after clicking this link, I may be compensated.) I will warn you though, this pattern is for a determined soul. I'm not sure I would have gotten through it, were it not for the great video tutorials at Michele's blog, Birdcage and Thread.
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Alida! I will mail you your new Bionic Gear bag shortly.
Also, please visit the other participants of the Blog Hop to see what lovely creations they have made.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have a date with my couch and some hot tea.
Thanks for reading,