Tutorial Tuesday with The Empty Nest!

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday - If you are new here, this party is to showcase your weekly tutorials. What counts as a tutorial? Anything to "teach me stuff" counts - a recipe, a kid's craft, a DIY project, how you got your baby to sleep through the night ... I'm not picky.

My weekly tutorial: Chicken and Biscuits!

Tutorial Tuesday is brought to you by one of my sponsors (and bloggy friends) Janet from The Empty Nest. See her little button up there? She has been gracing my blog since I first started taking advertisers...all those long 4 months ago. Ha.

Janet has a new obsession. It's adorable little zipper pouches! They have cute fabrics, they have cute zippers, they have cute, little birdies... She is addicted and just can't quit making these sweet little bags!

Janet, uses the coolest array of materials for her shop items. You know Janet make couture aprons, too, don't you? Well, these little bags use the same kinds of vintage and recycled fabrics as her famous aprons and fit in your purse!

Janet has a great eye for detail:

And loves pretty linings!

I don't know how, but after she finishes sewing aprons and zipper bags, and making knitty girly stuff, AND painting canvases ... she also finds the time to blog and make friends with girls like me. You can catch up with all of Janet's projects and life in general on The Empty Nest Blog

Janet has graciously donated your choice of zipper bag for one lucky winner this week!

Want to win?

Either link up with our party (rules are below)


Check out The Empty Nest shop and share your favorite item in the comments.

Easy peasy, right?

Please... (this is the part at the end of the commercial when the announcer talks real fast)

* Link up using the link to your actual post (not your general blog address) using your name and a the subject of your tutorial to generate interest.

* Add my button or a clickable link back to this post so everyone can join in.

* Visit and comment with all our friends. Show them some love! Meet some new friends! Learn something new!

Ready? Teach Me Stuff!

Hope Studios


  1. Very cute zippered pouches with birds! Also like her Yin and Yang fingerless gloves. Off to check the Empty Nest blog too...

  2. Ooh, I'm with you---cute linings are kind of a downfall for me!


  3. It was hard to pick a favorite item from the shop. I have it down to the cashmere scarf and the cupcake bag. I love them both.

  4. I love the pink and green apron. Thanks for hosting again. Have a great week.

  5. I love her shop! Etsy is becoming an obsession of mine. (: I adore the green reptile scarf. Well all of them! Pretty things. Hope your week is delightful! Enjoy xoxo

  6. I love alot of her things, but I think the New England coast painting is my favorite.

  7. Oh my WONDERFUL giveaway!! Thanks for hosting...I linked up my mason jar dispenser

  8. I was just visiting Janet and she sent me over here to your lovely site and I am so glad she did.
    Janet is so gifted and I love all her bags. I am like you how does she have the time to do all that she does.
    I invited her to be a Blogazine Guest on my site I hope she takes me up on it so everyone can enjoy her like I do
    Thanks for giving me a chance to win one of these beautiful bags

  9. So cute! I'd love one of these!

  10. I love the Snowy Village print. The detail is phenomenal!

  11. What?! I can't believe I've never checked out the Empty Nest...I can feel that she would be a perfect soul sister if she lived near-by....on my way to check her all out.......

  12. I love her little bags and the embellished fingerless gloves. So fun!

  13. Thanks for these great links. I commented on many that caught my eye !


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