Friday, July 09, 2010

Friday is a good day...I sewed!

I love Friday, when I am off :) that means projects and I spent most of my project time sewing.  Well, it started with a dog walk, then cereal (Fiber One to be exact, because I am addicted to that stuff) and then cleaning.  Yeah, had to scrub the bathrooms, mop the bathrooms, 3 loads of laundry, strip the bed, vacuum the house (repeatedly), clean up dishes, etc.  You know the drill.....boring!
Then I broke into my Hancock stash from this week and made the above little purse.  It was 50% off and SO simple to make!  I love the greens and will stuff it full of junk I won't even need, but isn't that what a hobo bag is for??????
Then I did this....don't you love it????  I do!  This is a gift for a dear friend's bday next week.  She is one of the sweetest people I know!  Intelligent, beautiful, sweet, caring, giving, just goes on.  Anyway, she has a little dachshund named Jake and when I saw this fabric I had to make her a totebag was born today.  Happy early birthday Miss Gigi, you are awesome, don't forget it!  (I hope you like your bag!)

I made it as I watched Sons of Anarchy on Netflix....two things I am addicted to....Netflix and now Sons of Anarchy (that's my wild side!)
I finished it off with my little name labelthat I ordered a year or more ago off of Etsy....
So, what did I learn from this tote?  1.  Make sure your name label is straight and even   2.  put stabilizer or interfacing in the handles to give them more support (I knew this and didn't do it!)  3.  topstitch before sewing in the lining and add a pocket next time.
Oh well, live and learn!
Off to eat Panda Express and spin a little TDF fleece....don't even get me started on how this fleece is sucking the moisture out of my hands...they are soooooo dry! 


Fru-la-la! said...

absolutely gorgeous purses! I am so impressed!!

wooliegirl said...

Thank you so much! I'm ready to go through the fabric stash and whip up a few more...just to see if I can :)