Sunday, July 31, 2011

What I have been up (down) to…….

My sewing space is in the basement, so even though things have been busy in the sewing room I have to descend the stairs to get to my creative space.  I just finished by first round in the Pretty {little} Purse Swap. It's so inspirational and there are some really talented sewists out there in blogland. I have already sent and my partner received her pounch. I'm still waiting to receive mine, but while I wait I had a few birthdays/projects I had to attend to:

Leeden's 14th birthday tote bag

Katie's 18th birthday purse

interior, I found the sew in style difficult and the interior stitches not so complimentary. With normal use you don't see the stitches because you have a different view looking into the purse, but I know they are there. (I like the interior fabric however).

My 16-teen year old son- off fishing with Grampa and needed a bag for all this plugs, chargers and phone "stuff". (I truly love him asking because 1) he's a boy and 2) he still needs me to do stuff for him. ) I thought the plaid was "manly" enough and it was scraps left from last years flannel PJ's.  I tried to match the plaids, it would have bugged me otherwise. The handle is nylon webbing.

Side view, the stitching from elastic interior loops to hold pens and pencils for summer AP prep "homework".
and lastly, one for me (although my 13-teen year old keeps saying how much she really likes it).  Made from scraps  left from a quilt (in the flimsy stage) - Moda sugar popscraps and Kona ivory- solid. 

1 comment:

  1. That is a lot of nice bags! You did a great job matching the plaids, and it is nice that all your kids love your sewing.


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