Thursday, March 18, 2010
My creative space
The sewing frenzy continues! Funny how finishing a project instantly spurs on more action on new projects - exponentially so. By the end of the month I will probably have about 8 projects on the go - is that completely insane? Probably. I'm going beserk with my sewing machine because my return-to-work date of July is looming prominently in the foreground. Only 4 months to go, and so much to do!! I may need to start sewing in my sleep.
Anyway, today I finally delivered the 40th birthday quilt to my dear friend. As expected she loved it and was of course not the least bit perturbed that it was nearly 6 months late. I'm so pleased with how it turned out and so proud that I did everything myself. Have got plans to do another similar one. After a few other projects are complete. Ahem.
So having finished that one, I thought I would make myself something for a change and yesterday afternoon finding myself with a couple of hours to kill whipped up a fab new bag. I'm so happy with it! I can't stop looking at it!
The amazing green hummingbird fabric is from Patty Young's Flora and Fauna collection. (Sadly I've used up every skerrick I had of this and now wish I'd got some more...), the top band and handle is Wildwood by Erin McMorris, and the lining is from Sweet by Urban Chiks (it is a green backgrounded polka dot print - sadly cannot be seen because Blogger is refusing to upload any more pictures). And the pattern is by Ali Foster. A wonderful pattern - I will definitely be making some more of these bags. I will just make the handle a smidgen longer next time.
Lots and lots of clever creative people here.