I love polka dots and love them even more paired with a retro print! I made this a while ago and thought I would post it. I'm working on a baby quilt now that has the same fabric. So stay tuned for that. I'm off to put the little man to bed. It's hard work being in kindergarten! :)
I made this bag this weekend. I think it could be used as a fun hand bag or diaper bag.
I thought I would get more things made but since DH was gone...I was very busy with the little guy. We had very important things to take care of. Lots of fort building with blankets and pillows...lot's of transformer playing...and when I wasn't actually playing transformers and was sneaking in some sewing it was
(little guy) mommmmmmy?
(little guy) can you help me find optimus prime?
(me) be right there...
little more sewing and then...
(little guy) mommmmmy?
(little guy) What's the green one's name?
(me) ratchet!... and yes I know every transformers names cause I am expected to know!
little more sewing...trouble with the piping...just about figured it out...then
wanna come in the fort with me? I put in an extra pillow in for your butt..
of course baby, and don't say butt , be right there...
I'm kinda having a hard time with the fact that he is starting kindergarten in a few weeks. My baby will be at the mercy of the school schedule. I can't stop staring into his little blue eyes and thinking how fast five years goes by. I am cherishing every single fort building, transformer finding, play-doh sculpting, mommy will you sit with me moments before they turn into can I borrow the car and have gas money teen-age moments.
Needless to say it took me a long time to get this bag done but I had the best weekend. The little guy and I never left the house! This is un-heard of. Even if there are no plans there is at least the running around to each of the weekend regulars (grocery store, Trader Joes and Target). I decided if daddy could be surviving out in the wild...we could certainly survive two days with out leaving the house. It was wonderful we played together non stop. Good old fashioned summer fun. No running around, no scheldules. And I did eventually finish the bag!
I actually forgot SewMamaSew would be announcing the contest winners today (I never thought I would actually win)...so when I checked my email this morning and saw the email, I honestly thought it was going to be a nice "thank you for entering the contest but....." kind of email. When I read on to the part where it said congratulations I got so excited I gasped and about made my husband spill his coffee! LOL. I am so gratefull and love all the wonderful comments from all you inspiring women. Thank you to SewMamaSew for such a wonderful blog and contest that inspires and brings together so many crafty girlies! Check out the announcement here. I am so looking forward to visiting all the lovely blogs from the new contacts I've made through this contest! Gotta go now...I have a $50 prize just waiting for me to spend over at Sew,MamaSew! :) Dena
My best chick Tara called me yesterday to say that she would be going to a real estate marketing meeting (she has a home staging business) this morning and that she would wear a brown outfit to match her birthday bag Here ....or she had a black & white outfit she wanted to wear and if I wanted to whip up a bag to match. She would take the new bag and some of my cards to hand out if someone asked where she got her bag. She was kind enough to say that she gets a lot of people asking where she purchased her birthday bag when she wears it. It's nice to hear those things. I seem to have this weird thing about the bags I make. I know that I like them but have doubts that anyone else will. lol I think that's common though... right? Anyway the challenge now was on and this is what I came up with...
I thought it would be really easy to make a bag to go with B&W. It was harder than I thought seeing how most of the fabric I have been into lately has more brown tones. It also needed to have a little sophistication since it was goint to a womens business meeting. I immediately grabbed my new stack of Amy Butler's most recent line Nigela. I thought about making a solid black bottom to go with the fabric but then I thought Nope! gotta have some of Heather Bailey's Freshcut color. And there you have it. Two of my favorite designers sewn together. Another thanks to T for letting me once again (and no it won't be the last....that's what you get for having tiny feet and cute shoes) use her for my model. :)
So I roped Tara into being my model for the latest bags that I have made. With shoes and bags...Tara, Michelle and I went around to my backyard to get some shots. The first one is actually one I made Tara for her birthday.
Things were going good until the guys (my husband Steve and Dave, Michelles husband) came around and decided that we should use male models for the bags and that this bag went perfectly with his tattoo.
And the jokes kept going about how we would pose the male models. I promised Tara I was only using her feet not her face. Then I asked her why she kept making faces, it was making me laugh and she said so that way I definately wouldn't use full frame shots. Now of course I have to. That's just how we roll. lol