Remember me?? :) I haven't had much to show because I just haven't been sewing. We've been busy, some of us have been sick off/on, I'd been having more regular work days (which have now slowed down again), we had company for a weekend and have been doing fun day trips as a family, and the weather is finally nice. Need I say more!? But lately my creative gears have been turning a bit more and I have some projects in mind.
Anna Graham of the Noodlehead blog released a new bag pattern this week, the Super Tote. I really liked how it looked - the shape, the fact that it has a zip, exterior and interior pockets.....I was sold! It took me two trips to the fabric store to decide what I wanted, but in the end this is what I left with:
The black denim (which I've decided to use the wrong side of because it's lighter in colour and more to my liking) will be the side gussets and the handles, the floral print will be the front, back, and front pocket, and the plaid print will be the lining, interior pockets and recessed zipper panels. I'm rather excited about it, even though the woman at the fabric store said "that's an interesting selection of fabrics you have there". Hmmmmm. hahaha
Also, as you can see above I treated myself to a couple of books last week, both of Elizabeth Hartman's patchwork books. I'm really drawn to her designs and am hoping to find some inspiration for what to do with my Notting Hill fabric.
Hopefully I'll be around a bit more now, especially since I have some firm project plans and not just ideas floating around in my head!
Hope you're all well.