Totally Random

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Today is random day. Three things that have nothing to do with each other. Why not?
I have several different Japanese reproduction feed sack novelty prints that are meant to cut up for making little bags. I've been wanting to do this for a while, especially since I saw Pink Penguin's drawstring bag tutorial a while back. I put a bit of glue on the ends of this cotton cord and then I used some of the pink tape that Natalie gave me to finish it off.
The back is patchwork just like in the tutorial except made it 2" longer so it is 8" wide by 10" long. So it is a small bag. It was fun and very fast.
I know this picture looks weird. But I have to tell you I found the perfect hot dog. They sell Nathan's hot dogs at my local supermarket. They are excellent hot dogs. But this is the best way to make them. Trust me. Try it. Grill the hot dogs and onions on a grill pan over the stove. We slow grill them. Make toast when they are almost finished. And then top with your favorite toppings. There is something about the toast that makes it better because the toast becomes like the best grilled bun. Even my picky daughter Natalie said "that is the best hot dog I have ever tasted." True.
Recently my bank sent me an email saying I could make my personalized debit card for free. Since my current card wouldn't swipe anymore at the gas station I decided to get a new card. I debated what photo to use for my personal card. I love the way it turned out with my clothesline dress quilt starring on the card. I used the red tape to blot out the number, obviously. I love the new card. It makes me smile every time I use it. Hopefully it won't make me spend more!

Have a good week people.

-nanette
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39 comments

w&v said...

V. here... I am always looking for easy projects. sewing and eating. Great idea for a personalized card. Cute on white dots. v

Candace said...

Uh-oh, I'm going to have to run out and get those dogs for Mr. Squash, Nanette - he's will love them! What a fantastic idea for your card - bravo!
Cheers!

Mary said...

I am in AWE of the card. And the hot dogs ... well, we had the chance to eat at THE Nathan's on Coney Island this summer and I must say it was the best hot dog I have ever consumed. Which store of yours carries them??

Catherine said...

The hot dogs look so perfect for this hot summer day we're having!! I don't think we can get those here, but I'll look at your picture and drool! LOL
Love the new debit card.

Melissa said...

I love your credit card! I want a personalized card!

Busty LaRue said...

I LOVE your credit card! That is so cute! And we'll have to try hot dogs your way. I have picky eaters at my house, too, so hopefully they like them :)

Kaaren said...

The only thing better than a Nathan's is a Sabrette's...with their sauce and lots of onions!!! Yummo!

Cool debit card, Nanette! What a great idea.

And what wonderful idea for little ditty or gift bags.

Great post!

Annette said...

What a fun debit card! It will be a hit at the fabric shop. Your bag is sweet!

Nedra said...

The cute quilt Visa card could be dangerous! I think I would want to pull it out every day!

Purple and Paisley said...

omg, those bags are precious! and nathan's hot dogs are the only hot dogs we eat here - love them! p.s. can you send me a pic of your debit card without the number blocked out????? just askin'...

The Alford's Corner said...

That hot dog looks so good. I am going to have to buy an extra onion to try them this way. I wish I had your bank. I would love a cute card. But I would be scared that I would flash it too much which would result in spending more money.

Di~ said...

Did you have 'em for Sunday Dinner???:) cute bag!(s) I want a card just like yours with the dresses, same number, everything!

belinda said...

Oh WOW.....careful....you'll be 'whipping' that card out just to look at it...I would!!!
The only thing I see missing with those 'dogs' is c-h-e-e-s-e..!!!
You're little patchwork bag is cute...I saw those on Aumill's blog and I was thinking I remembered they were kind of small...your's is a nicer size!!

dee said...

I live in NY and it's a battle between Sabrette and Nathan's. My family is torn. Half of us are Nathan's fans and half Sabrette. Sabrette's are my fav-they don't come back for a visit during the day-if you know what I mean!
Cute card.

Fiesta said...

your credit card is too cool Nanette!

pratima said...

The panel on the front is so cute. It looks just like a small feed sack bag :)
The patchwork is so pretty.
Love your new card. so pretty :)

Erin said...

Oh my goodness, I am IN LOVE with your new debit card!! What a fantastic idea, and the clothesline dress quilt is a perfect choice!

potsandpins said...

We buy Nathan's hot dogs all the time - they're the only kind the mister will eat...I had to laugh at the randomness of your post - could a hot-dog quilt be far behind?!? And I love your new credit card - what a fun idea!! That was one of the best posts I've read today - hotdogs and credit cards - who knew? xo, The Other Nanette

sarahmurray said...

I'm so behind on catching up with my blog friends Nanette!! Visiting here makes me take a deep breath and relax into all of the beauty you share. Love all of the quilts and fabrics...and your CUTE debit card...and those hot dogs!!! Yummy. x

calicodaisy said...

Oh! The credit card is SO CUTE! I'll be using that idea when my turn comes for one of those, you can be sure!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that debit card. Sooo cute. Cute drawstring bag too. But those onions on that hotdog. YUCK!!! The hotdog looks yummy though.

Jackie said...

My two favorite pics are the dogs and the card! Gotta love both of them. That is not to say, I don't just loooove the fabric portion of the post.

dotti white said...

The hot dogs look good and that card, well, it makes me want to do that, too! Fun stuff to share! Thanks and have a wonderful week!

Dawn said...

The bag is darling!! And what a great idea on the credit card!! I would have done something regular like putting my kids pics on it! I like the quilt better...lol!! And if I liked hot dogs I might get excited about that too, but since I don't, I'm with Red on this one!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your debit card is the cutest ever!!

Lori Holt said...

Sewing...food...credit...they have everything to do with each other... LOL!
Love everything Nanette, great post!
x Lori

Ginger Patches said...

Those little bags are adorable...love that Japanese fabric! Nathans are yummy, I first had them in NYC years ago and now they have them at the grocery store here. I want to make my own debit card!! That is adorable. I'm going to check with my bank...something else on me list lol!

Cathy said...

I love your bag, beautiful fabrics. Your hot dogs are making me hungry and I just LOVE your personalised credit card, I'm sure I would use mine more if it looked like that!!! xo

Lorraine said...

Love the credit card.....how cool!! Mine is in hiding for a while....LOL...I need to save some money.....and I can't get in my sewing room for piles of patterns and fabric so probably don't need to buy anything anyway.......perhaps I could use my card to buy some more free time to spend stitching!

Rumi said...

Cute drawstring bag Nanette.

Wish my bank offered that service!

Thimbleanna said...

What???? You don't want to share your number with us? That's too cute! And YUM -- I'm definitely going to try that toast suggestion -- what a great idea!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

I know what your things have in common... they are all awesome and make me want them! First of all, what an adorable bag! It looks so vintage. Then your hot dog pic makes my mouth water!! I have never thought about using toast as a bun. I am going to try it!
And lastly, that credit card is SO COOL! How fun to have your own unique card with one of your designs on it!
Your Famous! =) They really come up with good ways for us to want to spend money don't they? LOL
Take Care! Melissa

Messy Karen said...

your randoms are awesome. that bag is on my to-do-list. when i made the basket i cut the squares bigger. i had alot of stuff to put in it. so i would probably do the same for the bag.

Mel said...

Yum, I love grilled dogs and onions!

Darling Visa!! Great idea!

Love the teapots too - lots of fun stuff as usual!

Jill said...

Nathan's hotdogs are very good,we also have Hoffman's deli hotdogs here which are our favorite's.If you can find them,try"em!!!!!Love the credit card what fun!!The baby boy quilt is so sweet-how could anyone not love it!!

Melvin said...

Cards are amazing....
Great idea!
Thanks for sharing...
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Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Those Sunbonnet Sue's make my heart go pitter pat!

Rita said...

I love grilled dogs and onions!
The hot dogs look good and that card also.

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ayumills said...

Your drawstring bag is really cute!! You have such a great collection of fun Japanese fabrics!!
I just made a customized credit card too! Wasn't it so much fun to decide which photo to choose?! Yours looks fantastic!