Friday, November 07, 2008

Sewing on Thursday

I had fun sewing with D yesterday. We spent about 8 hours playing with fabric and eating Chinese food. Her cat was fascinated with my sewing machine traveling case. She kept hopping in and out of it a few times.
This is what happens when you've been sewing too long. You grow fabric ears!
My first project of the day was storage cubes from Crazy Mom Quilts. Instead of using the vinyl as a place to put a label I added one of my stitcheries and sewed it in. I started a second basket, but had problems with the vinyl and need to do some unsewing on it.
Project #2 was grocery totes. The pattern came from Valori Wells. I had three of them ready to sew, but only made one. I added a pocket to the front of it for keys and a phone.
This last tote was a pattern I purchased from Jo-Ann Fabrics. The pattern was easy to follow. I'm not quite done with it yet. I'm going to add some applique to it. I quilted it instead of using interfacing. I thought the bag would be stiffer. It isn't. It is roomy though and will make a great shopping bag.
Sunday I have the day off and will spend it playing in my studio. Yippee!
Sweet P


Paula said...

Wow, a lot of great projects there. I need to make some shopping bags.

Owens Family Adventures said...

I am in love with her storage cubes and have made a few myself this week. Isn't it wonderful how quilters share, share and share some more!!! I hadn't seen the bag before, I am off to bookmark her site. :)

Lurline's Place said...

Wow - 8 hours of food and fabric - it doesn't get any better than that!
Hugs - Lurline!

Gina said...

Love the bags

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great day (except I don't eat Chinese food) but I do sew! Cool bags.

Terri S said...

Love the grocery bags. I've been using some that I purchased, but I think I'll make some too.

I love the storage cubes too. I've made a couple of them and they're really fun!!

Brenda said...

Wonderful bags! You look and sound as if you had a great time; the ears are extra special!