I want my Barbie back

July 5, 2009 at 3:53 pm 4 comments

Well, apparently, I’m like a small child. A toddler, if you will.

What do I have to do to make myself want to sew again? Pack up all my sewing supplies into boxes and then stack several heavy boxes on top of them. I’m like a kid who ignores and doesn’t want to play with my Barbie until my sister picks it up and starts playing with it. Then, suddenly, I want to play with my Barbie BAD. And NOW. Like, RIGHT NOW.

The day after my fabric was packed up, I suddenly had the urge to start sewing again. Instead of denying myself, I dug out the fabric box, opened it, and rummaged through it to find the fabrics I needed. And then I sewed.

(By the way, I worked to Mandy Moore’s new album called Amanda Leigh, which I think is fabulous.)

My favorite part of this bag is the inside.

I mounted my label to a green patch of fabric in order to give it a little more prominence and make it part of the design.

Or maybe it was because I nicked a tiny little hole in the fabric with my seamripper after I had already sewn the pockets on and didn’t have enough of the pink polka-dot fabric to start over again, so I securely covered the tiny hole with a patch of fabric. Yeah…maybe that’s why. But sometimes small mistakes end up being a blessing, because I love how the label and patch look, and I never would have thought to do this unless I was forced to come up with a creative solution to a stupid little problem.

The two pockets are lined in the hot pink fabric and finished with a decorative strip of ric-rac.

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PS — Twenty days until we move into our new house!!!!


Entry filed under: Fabric, Our house, Sewing, The Boutique.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Billie/ Zu-Li Designs  |  July 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Very cute! Love the colors and the peace sign.

  • 2. Sarah  |  July 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Hi! I just found your blog this evening while trying to figure out how the heck to sew my first applique project without it looking like a 5-yr-old did it… Found the perfect solution in one of your posts from Mar-2008 about a little gem called an applique foot. I’m off to buy one… Just wanted to say hi and thanks so much! I love your products!

  • 3. mermaids  |  July 5, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    fantastic bag. love the interior details!

  • 4. pulltaffy  |  July 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Twenty days until you move and you’ve already started packing? Holy potatoes, you’re organized! I hope next time I move I can channel some of that rather than waiting until the night before! 🙂


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