Yesterday I was in the mood to sew! It's been a long time since I've wanted to just sit and sew. I actually managed to get quite a bit done. Every time I finished a project I picked up another one and worked on it. I made my first bag yesterday. Yes I've never made a bag before. Here it is . . .
Isn't it adorable?!!! It's made from all Ruby fabrics except for the inside which is just a red plaid I keep on hand. (You can never have too much red plaid laying around!) Here's the other side . . .
I finished them both the same so it doesn't matter which way it's facing. :) Here's a side view . . .
And the other side . . .
Since I love red so much I quilted it with red thread. :) Did you notice? Here's a view of the inside . . .
It's an awesome sturdy little bag. I love it! I got the tutorial from Sharon over at Daisy Cottage Quilting. You can find the tutorial for the bag at the following links:
- Part One . . . http://daisycottagequilting.com/2012/09/03/daisy-tutorial/
- Part Two . . . http://daisycottagequilting.com/2012/09/04/daisy-tutorial-part-2/
- Part Three . . . http://daisycottagequilting.com/2012/09/08/daisy-tutorial-part-3/
- Part Four . . . http://daisycottagequilting.com/2012/09/08/daisy-tutorial-finale/
I didn't follow the above tutorial for the handles. I used this tutorial she just posted the other day for them. :)
The tutorial I followed showed a Halloween bag. It was funny . . . every time I showed my hunky dude the picture of the bag he kept asking why I was making a Halloween bag the day after Halloween. I kept showing him the fabrics I was using but he just didn't get it. In his defense he was tired.
The next project I worked on was the Fat Quarter Shops 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the Month. It started back in June. I have the supplies for the first 5 blocks already and the 6th one will be out soon. Since I'm so far behind I figured I'd better get working on them. I started with Block One.
It's not perfect but it's done. I'm really loving the Vintage Modern fabrics, which I knew I would. I can't wait to play with the leftover scraps from the blocks. :) Here's Block Two . . .
This one is off too. Oh well . . . at least it's done. I might go back and fix it as it does bother me. Here they are together . . .
Looking good! :) I wanted to work on more of them but I wanted to get another project done first so I moved on. I'll get back to the rest of the blocks another day.
The last project looks pretty simple but it's for someone I love very much . . .
My little Doobie! :) I always seems to kick his water dish and spill the water all over the floor. Then I wipe it up and put a towel under it. I decided he needed a doggy food mat so here it is . . .
I found the cute dog bone fabric at JoAnn's. The batik came from a traveling stash box. It reminds me of little paws (okay maybe bird feet . . . lol). Here's the back . . .
It's just a simple little mat to put his food and water bowls on. Maybe I won't kick the water now. Of course I need to mop the floor before he can use it. Nothing but the best for my boy! ;)
That's it! For yesterday anyway. I got a lot done, huh?! It felt really good. There's still a big pile of things to catch up on so hopefully I'll be able to start again on Monday. If I can get some of this finished and off my mind I'll be able to start on the quilts I need to make before Christmas. I'm quickly running out of time. At least I'm enjoying it again. :)
Have you heard about the . . .
Cheryl over at Gone Stitchin' has started another Friday night for us to all sew and craft together. It's a great idea with us being so close to the holidays. She has the blessing of Heidi and Bobbi from Friday Night Sew-In. This Friday Night With Friends will take place the 1st Friday of the month which happens to be today! :) I'll be participating! Will you? Be sure to go sign up and craft the night away! Later this afternoon I will be taking my new bag filled with cross stitch supplies to my friend Karen's (from Sew Much 2 Luv) house to stitch and spend Friday night with her. I'm really looking forward to it. :)
Until next time . . .