Monday, July 26, 2010

Look Familiar?

I have been pretty busy over the last week, most of it did not involve sewing. My husband's business is finally starting to pick up a bit (phew!), so I've been with the kiddos what feels like 24/7. We all cycled through a nasty summer cold, had 2 more family birthdays, and got a cool new swimming pool. My wonderful husband did feel bad for me not having ANY 'me' time in awhile, and took the kids over for a few hours on Saturday AND Sunday. It was awesome. I worked on a bunch of long overdue stuff. First to get finished was this bag that I made for my friend Lily to donate to a charity auction that she is working on. Yes, it looks just like this bag that I made a couple months ago. I really loved the design, so I just mixed up the colors a bit, and I think I love this one just as much.

The hexagons do take awhile to sew together, but I don't think the bag would be the same without them. I'd love to make this same bag in a bunch of different colors. We'll see if I get around to it. I love the cute polka dot interior with my silly label - I think it makes it pretty fun. I hope they get alot of money for Intercambio de Comunidades, that's the charity that the auction will benefit. I was trying to figure out how many hours I spent on it - but with all the hand stitching it was impossible to track (plus I'm really slow).

Ahhhh, we've finally reached kiddie bedtime - I'm off to relax, or fold laundry...


  1. This is gorgeous! Between you and Megs I am getting serious owl envy!!! Great colors.

  2. I love the hexagons.. and you did an amazing job with that bag! Whoever bids on the bag and wins it is gonna be one lucky ducky!

  3. Okay, I'm going to shamelessly hit you up for either a tutorial or personal sewing lesson for this bag and that crazy cute pouch you made for the hexie swap. Have I mentioned that you have the most amazing construction skills - EVER?!?!

  4. Oh Megs - you haven't looked at it close up, really, but you flatter me. I think it may appear that way because of poor camera skills :)

  5. Oh it's so cute! I like this one too. The polka dots are perfect. I'll bet there will be a fierce bidding war at the auction!

  6. Hi Jill,
    I love your hexie bag so much I linked to it here,

    I'm always amazed at how generous sewer/quilters are with their time.

    Scarlett Burroughs
    Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip