Thursday, August 27, 2009

School time equals sewing time....

It cracks me up how quickly I move through the sadness about summer ending and school starting. Blink, blink. That's it. I've adjusted. A friend emailed me last night and told me to go for a run and sew during my free time... skip the cleaning and laundry. Thank you, dear friend. That is exactly what I did.


I've had this custom order to fill and got it done and shipped today. It's amazing how much I can accomplish when I'm not tripping over my kids. The best part is that I still get 2 mornings a week and every afternoon with my little guy. Then walks and dinner when my big girl gets home. I'm feeling like one lucky mama.

I think this may be one of my favorite bags I've ever made. It's o.k. to say that, isn't it? I didn't want to give this bag up. But, then, it was nice to earn some money. Plus, the young woman who is the recipient just happens to be a person who chattered away to me in the car as I drove her to Kindergarten. Now she's starting her first year at high school. Wow. I'm sure it's only her that's getting older. Definitely not me.

I taught myself how to do a covered zip pocket for this bag. I was so excited. It's streamlined, nifty, and attractive. Patagonia, eat your heart out. You should have me as one of your designers.

Always, my favorite part of all was doing the free motion quilting. I sometimes dream about "drawing" with thread. That's seriously messed up, isn't it? Now I just need to make one for myself.

6 comments:

liz at olliekate said...

I love it! very cool zipper too! I still have that fabric in blue so you can make your friend Liz one! Hope your week is great!

Melissa said...

Can you make a tutorial for that pocket? Love it.

I dream about fabric-- seriously. It's what I almost always think about as I drift off to sleep...

Dana said...

That bag is beautiful!! You have such talent. And a wonderful design eye!

I always vote for sewing now and cleaning later!

Anonymous said...

Things you should know...
1) Love this!!!
2) Robyn becoming runner; making her "trail run/walk" today with me. Much laughter will be involved.
3) My zen time yesterday was with ipod, mound of papers, internet bill pay/banking accounts, quickbooks and three tupperware filing boxes. Funny, I thought of you and your garden and your sewing and smiled and danced around because no one was watching.
-c

Wendy said...

Yes its o.k. to say that - what a gorgeous bag, and love the covered zip too - my 'baby' is 20 now, and granddaughter Sophie 2, but no, we're not getting older - they are!

Frivolitea said...

The purse is fabulous!