Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hiding Hooters yet again!

This one is slightly different than the last.  Can't wait to give it to it's mama!

I used the same top fabric as the last one, but I used some pale green flannel for lining the inside this time.  Nice and snugly!

37'' x 24'' with a 19'' neck strap

1/2'' quilting!

I now have a new understanding and respect for the pricing of quilts!!

And this is a really great snap!  I wish I had these for my last one.

I hope you love it!

Shoot me a line if you must have one ;)
I'd love your comments and or suggestions.


Monday, January 3, 2011

MY 10th BAG!!!

My 10th bag was a birthday present for my little sister.  Being a huge Gator fan, as most of my family is (don't be a hater!), I had to make it with some collegiate flare.  Just imagine it in your favorite college colors, that should help!

If you've been following my other bags you will note some slight differences:

No to pleating, and yes to quilting.

I did a little color switcheroo...

I did orange top stitching on the blue...

and blue top stitching on the orange!

And this is by far my best pocket eva!

My sister is a bit of a mess, so I had to 
help her keep everything inside of her bag.
Magnetic snap!

I always wash the fabric before I make the bag.
These are a soft denim, so when I pulled them out
of the dryer they had this "I've already been worn" look.
Not what I was planning on, but it still looked great!

Hope you like it!  Post comments!
(No Gator hater notes please!)



Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! No Resolutions for ME!

So what's your new years resolution?!?  It's the talk of the town around this time of year.  My hubby and I actually swore off making resolutions.  We figure: "If it isn't a good enough goal to make and keep at any point in life, why should we save it for new years?"  Personally, I think that it's not just about adding to your life, but about simplifying.  Life is too complicated and WE make it that way!  So what can I take out of life to make it better?  Maybe throw away that pair of shoes that ALWAYS hurts my feet.  Maybe donate that ugly Christmas sweater so someone else can get the strange looks when it gets cold out.  OR ~  How about NOT making a new years resolution this year.  Make goals, break goals, achieve goals, forget goals, change goals...it's all a part of life.  Use a longer stitch and take it slow! (check out my "Top Stitching and Life Done Right" posting)  Do what you can do, when you can do it.  AND STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP!  Life is too short, so just take a step back and enjoy the fabric of your day, no matter how busy it is.  

Thank you God for this year past.  All of its blessings and hardships have brought me to this place, and made me who I am today so I can be prepared for tomorrow.  You are the Master Designer!  Amen

Make it great one you guys!

The Cutest Ever!

Here's my baby's new hat that I was raving about!

Too sweet!
She gets compliments everywhere we go!