A gift for me. Yes, me!

December 3, 2007 at 7:56 pm 1 comment

Alex and I spent our Sunday morning hiking through Hillsborough River State Park.

We saw an alligator and two turtles chillin’ on a log in the middle of the river. Alex’s goal for the hike was to see an alligator, so he was quite happy.

I spent the afternoon sewing a new bag based on the design of the bag I made for Chellie (which she likes, by the way. Whew!).

I’m keeping this bag. I was thinking of selling it in the Boutique, but I really love it. Also, although there is a corduroy base to give the bag some support, the majority of the bag is a soft, thin fabric that tends to “flop.” If I make another version for the shop, I’ll have to incorporate some interfacing to make it sturdier. I wouldn’t feel right selling it the way it is now. So what does that mean? A gift for me!

I love, love, love the retro pink fabric. I lined it in a vintage-inspired soft green fabric. I actually purchased the two fabrics at the same time but never thought of putting them together until I made this bag.

The bottom has a fabric-covered removable base for extra support.

I have so many things that I should be making for upcoming birthdays, the holidays, and special orders, but I keep making everything but. I really need to stop procrastinating.


Entry filed under: Fabric, Family/friends, Handmade goodies, Look where I went, Sewing, The Boutique.

New month, new bag Gingham and Theraflu

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jenaveve  |  December 11, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Don’t blame you – I wouldn’t want to part with this one either; the color combo is brilliant.

    I love your labels… I’m doing some research for a friend who would like to get some labels made for some quilts – would you be able to recommend somewhere? Perhaps an online source (as we both live in Australia)? Thanks!


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