Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sun is brighter, days are longer...

Spring is coming soon!
This double sided 2 in 1 eyeglasses and sunglasses case is perfect to keep your both pair of glasses in one place.

It also has a wristlet on a swivel hook for your conveniency.
Find these and more cases, or place your custom order in my Etsy store "Qulitessence".

Happy sewing!

Natalie Quiltessa

Friday, February 2, 2018

Nurse hip bag, DIY. Pattern now in my Craftsy pattern store, bags in my Etsy store

Every nurse needs a hip bag like this!

My new pattern is released and it's now in my Craftsy pattern store.

Size of the bag – 9” x 7” PDF tutorial loaded with detailed pictures and instructions on 23 pages + digital pattern. This bag hugs your waist/hips and ergonomically shapes your body. The bag is specially designed wider on the top and narrow on the bottom, providing easy access to the items inside. It has 2 zippered pockets, one on the front side and one on the back. The front zippered pocket creates a slot behind it, which makes additional pocket with open sides for the folding paper holding board. Back zippered pocket is wide enough for the phone and will keep safely your personal items. Double slider zipper in front of the bag provides the easier access from the middle or from any other side. When in use, you can open the top zippered panel and tuck it in to get easier access to all your items. When finished, zip it all the way. Mixed pockets insert has a strip of a Velcro on the bottom, which allows you to detach it when needed for reloading or just easier access to the items in it. The insert pocket contains four tall narrow pockets with a pleat on the bottom for more space, one wide mesh pocket, snapped loop for a tape roll, D-ring to keep your keys, a strip of webbing with multiple loops for pens, markers, highlighters, tools, etc., and wide large pocket in the middle. All these pockets make enough room to hold couple pair of gloves, tons of sterile gauze pads of different size, bandages, hand sanitizer, towelettes and more. Clear vinyl pocket inside will organize your notecards, reminders, business cards and other small papers. The bag itself is not flat; it’s wider on the top, so there is still some more room in between the insert and the panels of the bag, so you can stuff it with even more items! Cute and functional gift to any nurse! Happy sewing! Natalie Quiltessa

You can also place your order in my Quiltessence Etsy store. Please, choose one of 9 offered.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Baby, it’s cold outside!

8 Cold Weather Tips to Keep Your Pets Warm

Baby, it’s cold outside! Temperatures are quickly dropping in the valley. With news folks chatting about winter weather and freeze warnings on just about every channel, we thought it would be a good idea to send some tips your way to help you make sure your pets stay warm, healthy and happy in the chilly days ahead!
  • Inside is the place to be! Never leave your dogs or cats outdoors. If they get too cold or wet, they can get sick, just like you!
  • Keep your pets hydrated! Trying to stay warm will take up a lot of your pet’s energy. Make sure there is always fresh water available for your animals! Don’t forget — your pet will need extra food during the winter months, too!
  • Dress for the season. Have a shorthaired dog? He may be more cozy in a doggie sweater during walks. Try to find a coat or sweater with a high collar (think turtleneck style) and coverage all the way to the belly. Just because you’re a pup doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable!
  • Cozy up! Just like you, your furry companion wants a warm place to sleep. A dog or cat bed with a blanket or pillow away from drafts is purr-fect! (Don’t forget — our shelter pets want to stay comfy, too! Donate new and genty used linens to help them stay happy and healthy during the winter!)
  • Never leave your pet alone in the car! In the winter, the car can become a refrigerator, causing your pet to freeze to death.
  • Put the clippers away! Never shave your dog down to the skin in the winter — his coat will provide warmth. And if your dog needs a bath, dry him off completely before taking him outside on a walk.
  • Heading for a snowy hike at Mt. Charleston? Don’t let your dog off leash. Dogs can lose their scent easily and become lost in the snow. Don’t forget to make sure your pet wears an ID tag and has a microchip (with up-to-date owner information linked to it).
  • Be cautious when you start your car. The warm engines of parked cars are a magnet for outdoor cats. They love sleeping under the hoods when it’s cold outside, but when the motor starts, the kitty can be injured — or even killed — by the fan belt. Bang your hood loudly before start the car so cats have a chance to move away!
These tips are recommended by The Animal Foundation of the USA.

And here's one more tip from me! For small to medium size dogs you can make your own warm and cozy pet carrier, using my original pattern.

This one is made of long hair faux fur with golden strings and it sparks! Looks really cute and fancy!
You can also order it from my Etsy store.
If it's too furry for you, you might like those, made of short hair soft faux fur, or made of soft and cozy fleece.

 I designed this pattern when Jack was a baby, but it didn't last long! Golden retrievers grow real fast!

And here are some pictures from my customers, who really enjoy to carry their puppies around!

 And one of my customers were real KANGAROOS! Can you believe it!!! I just called this carrier "Kangaroo pouch" because it looks like kangaroo mama, carrying her babies in her naturally created pouch, but this name helped their owners to find exactly what they needed! Aren't they cute?!!!