Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ruched Happy Bags
I'm making a few Ruched Happy Bags from my pattern, available here. I have made quite a few of these now but still enjoy making them. This time, I didn't use my handprinted material for the focal band and instead, added some flowers.
The bag on the left is made with Echo on the bottom and a dot from Circa 1934 for the band. The beautiful flower is by BasicGrey. It's also lined with a Circa 1934 print. I think that this one is going to my son's teacher for her Christmas gift. The bag on the right is a combination of Bliss and Hello Luscious fabrics. I made the raw edge petal flower and cut a wool felt leaf.
My husband has added a woodstove to his workshop in the barn so that he can continue working out there in the winter without painfully cold fingers. His seam ripper production has increased and there will be some listed in my shop over the next week or two, just in time for Christmas. This deep blue sea seam ripper is available at the moment. The seam rippers are much larger than the little plastic ones, and are easier to hold. They are hand turned on his lathe from an acrylic blank.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend! You can still enter the Sew Fresh Fabric giveaway in the post below. I will choose a winner tomorrow.