Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Messenger Bag - Patchwork

Signed up for a bag swap awhile back. You had to list in the comments what type of bag you wanted to receive. My swap partner wanted a bag that had a strap long enough to cross-over the body. I knew I wanted to do a messenger style bag and searched out the fabric. I found this lovely yellow and orange striped fabric in the clearance section of our local Fabricland. I also bought some orange raw silk for lining. I had thought about doing a reverse applique for the flap of the bag, but remembered I had some really nice charm packages in my stash. Once I put the bag fabric with some of the charms I knew the flap would have to be patchwork. I love, love, love, love, love this bag so much and I don't really care for yellow. I asked my daughter for her opinion on what charm squares to use. She mentioned that she would like a patchwork bag too. That makes two of us! One for her is on my list and further down on the list - one for me. This bag would make a great Christmas or birthday gift too.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lost My Sewing Mojo

So it's been a long time since my last post. I've lost my sewing mojo. That's not to say I haven't been creating a few things here and there, but just not as much as I usually do. And I really have to say I haven't felt like posting an update, given that we have dial up (high speed is not available in our area). So that's always a headache too.

For my daughter's birthday she requested a John Deere cake. She specifically requested the John Deere symbol. She loves John Deere and has so many t-shirts and sweatshirts with John Deere on them that she can wear a different one everyday.

I don't know how often I'll be updating this blog. I guess just whenever I have a chance. Life is very busy here with 3 kids in school full time this year (including the Kindergartener). What with homework for all 3 kids, activities (inlcuding 2 dance classes and a hockey game and practice), having friends over, going to friends houses and spending some quality family time, I have to prioritize my time.

I am slowly working my way back to the sewing machine and I have a few things I want to share in the coming weeks. Also I have my sewing list of Christmas gift this year to tackle too. I have an idea of what I want to make for each person so I just need to make the time.