I felt a little rusty yesterday as I got back to the old sewing machine. It's been a few days. I made a couple of new purses. One is a roundish bag. Kind of reminds me of a beach bag. Anyway, the idea was inspired by Tanya Whelan's free pattern in the new Martha Stewart magazine issue. Mind you, I don't subscribe to the magazine. But I do watch Tanya's site. So, I looked at her bag and made mine very similar. Todd said it's his favorite purse ever. So it has some man appeal! It's made of Tina Given's Annabella fabric.
The second one is just a little thing. I actually made it awhile back but never took pictures. And since it's going to be sent to two sisters, I thought I'd show them together. This one is from Amy Butler's lotus blossoms line. I think it's called Tree Peony, but I've used all the fabric and can't quite remember.
At five yesterday evening, I realized that the birthday party Anna was going to required a gift! I hate to run to WalMart, so I whipped up this little bag / folder. Isn't it cute? I used some of the leftover paper doll fabric and appliqued a big paper doll onto it. Then I put a pocket on the inside to hold the doll clothes she wears. I then turned it into my standard crayon bag with individual crayon pockets. It has a folder-type pocket that holds the back cover of the coloring book. The inside has some Tina Givens fabric and some Robyn Pandolph.
The whole thing snaps together and has handles so it can be carried like a bag.
It was finished just in time to get Anna there by seven and I heard the birthday girl loves it! I'm thinking about some of Linda Stubb's fabric for another one! How cute!
That's it for now; I need to do some serious catching up on a couple of quilts.