Sunday, November 20, 2011

What the heck have I been doing?

Well, lets see - not much sewing going on, but I've...

...moved my sewing space into the guest room and gotten it all set up for heavy use,

done a bunch of crocheting (for the 1st time!),

It's going to be a blankie - for me!

trying to keep these 2 out of trouble...yes, she's trying to change her own poopy diaper, and who the heck knows what he's doing. Yes, she got up there on her own.

Trying to keep them from harming the Grandparents chickens who are staying with us for a bit,

attended a fabulous (as always) PMQG meeting,

thinking I'm seriously clever for this, then realizing that 4 yr olds can open child safety devices and 2 yr olds can ask them to, better go mop the bedroom floors again...

checking out lego dragons, etc,

the dreaded grocery shopping with the race car cart that noone of the earth can possibly control,

thinking of how to put together these lovelies for our guild holiday swap,

a bit of designing...

and finally finishing up this potholder for our swap with the KCMQG.

So, no, not much sewing, but a whole lotta life....  Phew, I'm tired.  What have you all been up to?  

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cool Messenger Bag for a Hip 8 yr old

A while back I received a request for a 'hip' messenger bag from my 8 yr old neighbor.  She's way ahead of her age in her fashion and design sense.  It was her birthday in September and I decided I'd try to pull it off for a birthday present. Fast-forward a couple months and here we are.

Aren't they cute?

I think little Sis wants one too...

She picked out the fabrics herself, and wrote a cute little wish list for the bag including diagrams (in elevation!).   I love this seed packet fabric, and I had just enough. It has a shimmer to it that I just can't capture on my silly phone camera in a dark house at night ;)

She requested her name on it (easy with my new love of laser cutting fabric).

A place to attach her lunch bag.

Inside pockets for a laptop and other goodies.

Front pencil pockets - which again, my phone camera can't show too well.

This was a fun bag to put together, and I think she officially has the coolest bag in school. 

Now I think it's time to resume my search for the missing camera.....