Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gloria's Bag - Sum Sum Summertime... OK, at least Spring

Over Easter weekend I had almost two solid days of sewing! It was awesome - and I loved every second of it! So here's the story: my good friend, Gloria, had a hankerin' for a new spring bag. So I said, "Hey, lets find a great pattern and I'll make it for you!" so thats what we did. We found this fun Sandi Henderson bag pattern on Etsy then we went for a little fabric shopping at Sew To Speak - my new must visit at least once a week fabric wonderland in Worthington. We oogled their goodies for probably 30 minutes and then tried to narrow down the options to just 2 designs. After much indecisiveness, this fun Katie Jump Rope fabric was chosen, cut, and wrapped up to go home.
Gloria's fabric is similar to the bag on the pattern, eh? Looks perfect for spring! Here are a few photos of the process. My FIRST attempt at following an actual pattern:


And Hazel - giving a helping hand, as always...


Ta-daaa! I'm quite happy with the outcome, and so was Gloria when I handed it over (reluctantly) on Sunday. Why do I have to WANT TO KEEP everything I create for other people? Its just cruel.

There you have it - the story of Gloria's bag.


Another drool-worthy package came in the mail too! I got a little Ebay crazy and won 3 auctions... for all these fun Amy Butler and Erin McMorris square packs! I cannot wait to make quilts out of them! I'm even tossing around the idea of making a lap quilt to KEEP in my living room. Such a foreign thought. Keeping something. The middle set, from Amy Butler's "Ohio Sky" collection, might just fit the bill. Only time will tell.

Last but not least, my Etsy shop Hazelnut Designs is being featured on The Simply Made blog. Go check it out! Thanks Tabitha! You rock!

10 comments:

Estela said...

I LOVE the bag!! And Hazel is toooo cute!

DolceBaci said...

Great bag!

Parallax said...

Great bag -- I can see why it was hard to give up!

Tabatha said...

I'm glad to do it! I love that purse, I might have to check in to that pattern. Love it!

HanamiGallery said...

the bag looks awesome! i love the colors! it looks like a good size bag too! hazel looks so cute posing next to the bag!

Alex (aka: Baseball Punk) said...

So I at least hooked up the computer in the basement so I could take a peek at the latest Cristin Creation and you did not disappoint! Great bag made even better with the foofy sidekick!

After that amazing lunch lugging this thing up two flights of stairs sounds like something better left to do on another day:)

Keep inspiring!
Em

Alex (aka: Baseball Punk) said...

And just a side note, please tell me that you do not work that tidily, that you really do set up your work-in-progress pics. Please say it, if only to make me feel better about my own work habits:>

Not to even begin about my mud covered dogs that wouldn't be in any picture without an hour's worth of brushing (each)!!!
Em

Cristin said...

SURE I set up my w-i-p pics :-) No, I do try to keep things in order, otherwise I forget what I was working on! Its just tiny spare bedroom, with the bed taking up the most space, so I have to keep things neat!
Hazel can get dirty... after a day at the dog park!

You're too cute~
Cristin

duckyhouse said...

That bag turned out fantastic!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I came over from the Hawthorne blog. I love the colors you chose! I think I need one of these...