Thursday, 22 August 2013

Identifying fabric

So a couple weeks back I took a photo of a project I was working on.. (and am still working on).  This was the photo

I used  my smartphone to take the picture as I was playing with Instagram
I put the phone down and when I picked it up, somehow I managed to open the image in the Goggles App.   This app searches the internet via images rather text.
I had never used it before.  The app scanned my image and focused on the fabric piece on the bottom middle. It was able to match the image to a thumbnail from a fabric store and thus identify the fabric.
I couldn't figure out how to take a screenshot from my phone,  so I took a photo with my husband's phone. Sorry, it's not a very good picture but you can see how it matched the fabric.
I was too lazy to get out some of my fabric to test it more. So I took some photos of my screen with some fabric images from online stores. It was able to match 4/5 designer fabrics I tried
So if you come across some fabric you can't identify, this might be a way of finding out!  I thought it was kind of neat!

Monday, 19 August 2013


Do you instagram?  I do now!  Below is a feed of my umm.. 3 pics I've taken (instagrammed?) so far.. hoping to get more into it and have it be a venue to easily share some things between blog posts.

My instagram id is nissamade , if you would like to follow.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Smart Messenger Bag - pattern testing

About  month ago I tested a messenger bag for Anna at Charmed Liebling.  She just released the pattern named "The Smart Messenger Bag".

The bag is a very roomy messenger bag with a adjustable strap and off center zip pocket on the front. On one side there is a bottle pocket.

Inside it has a large padded pocket perfect for an iPad or the like

I think it would be a great bag for a student! Or even as a diaper bag.

Check out Charmed Liebling for more details and other tester's bags.

I'll be linking this up to:

Bag Brag Tuesday 125 x 125 pixels

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Interesting reads!

Christine of ChrisW Designs has started a new series thar are a lot of fun to read. Every Thursday she alternates between an interview with a pattern designer and a sewist.

This is her 3rd week.  I've gotten know each of the 3 ladies a littel bit through our blogs but it was so much fun to learn more about them through the interviews.

I've linked to each interview of easy access.. Enjoy!

Pattern Designer Interviews
Sewist Interviews

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