Monday, March 8, 2010

Bags, Bags and more Bags

It's been a busy couple of weeks. I've been working on bags, bags and more bags.
I finished another Carry Me knitting bag by Bunny Hill Designs for one of the ladies that I work with. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift, but it ended up being a Christmas/birthday gift. The pattern calls for ribbons for the ties on the side, I didn't have the right color of maroon ribbon, so I made my own ties w/leftover polka dot fabric.
The pattern only called for one pocket, but as far as I'm concerned, you can never have enough pockets. I made one of them extra long so that there is a spot for long needles.
I like how the button came out. I centered the swirl from one of the paisleys on it. I love covering buttons! Seriously, if you haven't tried it yet, you should. I know I'm a total sewing geek by admitting this, but it's ridiculously fun! I could make buttons all day.

I also started another Sweet Simple Bag by Late Bloomer Quilts.  Needless to say I think the plaid, from Sandy Henderson's Meadow Sweet line for Michael Miller fabrics is absolutely fabulous! I may have mentioned this in passing previously, but in case you missed it, I L.O.V.E. plaid!!! Really, it's tartan, a plaid is actually the material used to make the original Highland kilts way back when, but most people call the tartan pattern a plaid.  
And last, but certainly not least, I made two of my grocery bags for a charity silent auction at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois that my friend Jan's daughter is participating in. The charity is  Camp Kesem and it's a camp run by college students for the children who have, or have had a parent with cancer. 

I wanted to donate something for the fundraiser, so I thought a couple of my grocery bags would be good. Everyone can use a grocery bag, and Evanston is the kind of community where people carry their own bags and frequent their farmer's markets and such. Jan is going to get a grocery store gift card to put with it. So if you live in the Evanston area and want a grocery bag and to help a good cause, head on over to the University's club page for contact emails, or contact Camp Kesem to find out about the fundraiser.


Duff said...

Awesome! I love your fresh color choices for the Late Bloomer bag. But, really my interest lies in those fabulous grocery bags. WHERE CAN I GET THAT PATTERN? ☺

Shelley said...

LOVE those fabrics on the grocery bag! I've got to some back to your shop to get some!

Sally said...

I love all of the bags! I just saw your bag all made up on Duff's blog...and it made me wander over here. I love the colors in the tartan, and I may just have to look for some of that.

Adrianne said...

Love, loVE, LOVE the grocery bags! Would love to make some for my brand new daughter-in-law for Christmas. Where can I get the pattern???