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!