First bag: cute with that pink elephant but, it's very small and has many mistakes. But, it's already been spoken for by my youngest grand-daughter - she loves it and that makes me happy.
Second bag: used strips from my scrap basket for the body and fabric ends on the zipper making the installation much easier. Like it a lot - and it will most likely go into my 'gift drawer' for one of my grand-daughters. The stripes and bold colors make me happy -- but, still not quite what I'm looking for . . . . .
Fourth bag: Fold Over Clutch - completely off track and happy that it was a quick/easy project - but again, not what I'm wanting . . . . .
Ta Da !
Fifth Bag: using pattern for 1st bag, adjusting the height and using fabric ends for the zipper installation - this bag was ready for my Quilting Guild Small Bag Swap. I was sitting next the to member who drew my bag and she was delighted with it -- color me 'very happy'
O my ! The bag that came home with me -- seriously cute and it will come in very handy in my knitting project bag. Very very happy indeed !!!!
Low Volume: after seeing it all over the quilting blogs these past few months -- I thought would try my hand at it. Below is a little sample of my idea of 'low volume' and after cutting and sewing up a few blocks decided it was more 'drab/dull volume'. Must buy more fabric with a bit more contrast (think more 'shabby chic' than 'low volume'). Updates to follow
Zipper Pouch construction: lots of practice on zipper installation for our Guild's zipper pouch swap this month. In the past, zippers and I did not play well together -- but, with a little more 'one on one' time together - we are developing a good working relationship. (I just love that pink elephant!)
Knitting has been sparse thru the hot summer months - definitely not wanting to have a lap full of wool, even in an air conditioned environment. Which meant little projects or to put it simply: baby hats for charity. Very simple roll-brim hats, the kind you can knock out in a couple of evenings. I'm telling you, there's nothing cuter than a baby in a teensy hat with a top-knot. Picture below shows just two of the many hats cranked out this summer (excuse the sprinkler shot in the background - with even/odd watering days and shorter daylight hours in the evenings, it stays on the lawn - at the ready to be used on the correct days). Now to get all those hats delivered -- there will be baby heads needing to be warmed before we know it - at least I'm telling myself that the 90 degree weather will go away.
This is what happens when the heat affects your brain -- silliness occurs.
Don't know what my terra-cotta hen was thinking, those hats are so not her size !!!