Friday, July 20, 2012

Flipping for a New Bag

Hurried to take these pictures before the battery in the camera died.  The charging cord has sprouted wings, so it might be awhile before I can take some decent pictures.  Not that my photography skills are that great anyway. 

Anyhow, I finally finished my Amy Butler Field Bag.  Looked back, and I got it finished before its year anniversary as a WIP.  Good thing I still love the fabrics!  Erin McMorris' Summersault is so cheerful.  Perfect for a travel set and purse.  I have some small scraps left, and a wallet pattern, but I am feeling the itch to move on.

I used some very bright fabrics from my stash to finish off the inside.  It has some great pockets!  I still have some hand sewing to do to tack down the lining to the outer layers, just couldn't wait to share.
On a pattern note.  I will have to wait until this bag falls apart at the seams to ever make another one.  While I love the bag, it took as much time as a quilt.  This is not a quick fix, but it will be super useful for short overnight trips.  It is much cuter than luggage!

I am wanting a new beach bag.  My book always gets damp in the family beach bag when wet towels get thrown in on top.  (To make it worse, it is usually my beach towel that someone else filched used.)  Anyhow, I am hoping a bag that is mine alone HANDS OFF! will solve this little inconvenience.  A girl can dream can't she?
EDIT-- I have finished my beach bag, but haven't gotten any pictures(love the Mondo Bag by the way!). Linking up to Sew and Tell. Be sure to use the cute button on my side bar to see all the great stuff that is finished! Blessings, KT

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Quilting for Violet

Finally I have gotten in a little sewing this summer!  I have been assisting and guiding a Lovely Little on her project for 4-H.  Since I was hanging out in the sewing room, I managed to whip this sewing machine dust cover up.  Randi has a great tutorial this month for her sew-a-long.  This went together easily.

I used most of the fabric left from Joy's cover for the inside lining.

Here is Joy in her quilt.

Violet in her quilt.
I have to say that I originally thought that Violet wouldn't need a dust cover.  She would just hide away in her cabinet while not sewing.  Well, I guess I am either too lazy, or this Singer 201 is just too useful.  She is always out and I am enjoying having two machines ready at a moments notice!  (Now if I could just figure out how to use them both at the same time.)

On another note, please notice the shiny, new button at the top of my blog.  Over the couple of years that I have been blogging, I have gotten acquainted with some great people.  One such person is Amy over at During Quiet Time.  She is having this great contest, with fabulous prizes.  Come join the fun, but don't you dare beat me!  ;0)

Okay, so I will totally forgive you if you do!