Thursday, June 19, 2014

Now I’m a bag lady

Yup, I’m a bag lady now!
Though it’s not the first bag I’ve made Winking smile
I made this bag using a pattern by Karen West, purchased at connecting threads, called Totally Awesome Tote bag.
I’ve made several of her mini totes in the past, but the big one was new to me.
I’m actually having a small group of ladies come over next week to get sewing lessons in making bags and I thought these two would be great to make. I already have samples of the small one

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Here I embroidered a CAFÉ LATTE on the front pocket (should have kept iron on stabilizer on it, I used tear away instead)
I had this neat coffee cup fabric and matched up some beige, brown and blue fabrics.
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I also had some beige coffee bean fabric that was perfect for the lining.
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Now I intended on keeping this bag, but now that it’s made, I might just send it to my mom, she likes BIG bags, I like small bags, so maybe I should just make a small version with the same fabrics?
I’ll wait a bit I think….. we’ll see
And look who’s starting to look like Pebbles from Flintstones!?
Her bangs are starting to get into her eyes so I figured I’d make a small ponytail on top- now trying to train her to KEEP it there!
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I just looked at it’s been almost a month since I did my 2014 UFO list….
Here’s my 2014 list
#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging –working on the baby giraffe now
#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#3 (2012) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show –don’t even know where it is now! worked on border applique last
#4 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers
#5 (2013)- roman holiday kit
#7 (April 2013) – blue/ yellow kaleidoscope blocks, have 5 done.
#8 (Sept 2013) farm animal panel – embroidery panel just done
#9 (Oct 2013) Scrappy Chain quilt QAL – TOP DONE!
#10 (Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidered blocks done
#15 (July 2013) Persian star FPP block swap – quilting it
#19 (Jan 2014) Quilted Jacket wonky logs- pattern bought
#20 (Jan 2014) Women of the bible BOW 3”- 20 done
#21 (Jan 2014) “knit” quilt for McCall’s – almost half way done
#28 (March 2014) Pin cushion for swap- June ready to mail
#30 (January 2014) Kitschy BOM- June done
#32 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt- working on blocks
#33 (March 2014) Shirt and Girl dress- pieces cut out
#35 (?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet
#36 (March 2014) Batik Stained glass pattern- top done, ready to quilt
#37 (March 2014) Mystery Ahhhh- DONE!
#38 (March 2014) C.T. Mystery Quilt – top done
#39 (March 2014) –scrappy hexie- McCall’s-quilted
#41 (April 2014) Batik signature quilt – DONE!
#42 (May 2014) Stuffed mouse- DONE!
#43 (June 2014) Swoon block swap – 1 done
#44 (June 2014) large bag “coffee”- DONE
#45 (June 2014) Pine Tree BOMs- testing blocks


Debbie said...

Sonja looks adorable with the pony tail, Bea! She's growing up so fast.

Carol said...

I LOVE designing my own bags and pockets.Think of them as buckets with handles and get creative.

Diane-crewe said...

I think bag making is a case of finding the right one to spark your interest ... then you are away to go xx

MooseStashQuilting said...

Pebbles is just too cute! As is your bag. Couldn't have done a better theme than coffee!

Melody said...

Sonja is adorable. I love watching her grow up.

Judy1522 said...

Cute picture of Sonya! Your bag is adorable I love the coffee theme.

Michele said...

The tote is really cute. I haven't tried the bangs thing yet with Sunshine but I'm betting at her age she wouldn't like it.

barbara woods said...

Hi bag lady!!!

Carla said...

Cute bag! And the Pebbles look alike is cute too.
I will say your Project list is smaller than mine and has more cross throughs as completed.
First I need to stay home to accomplish anything