I'm still here! I haven't done much blogging for this year. I have been concentrating on things at home. Trying to get things clean and organized. Let's just say...I have a long way to go. It's so hard to balance what you love to do with what you need to do. But I'm working on it.
I do have a few finishes this year. I took the Craftsy class Design Your Own Handbag with Brett Bara. I thought I pretty much knew the in's and out's of handbag making but I actually learned a lot. She gives great instruction and I love her zipper method!! (so professional looking)
Here is my first bag.
Here is the next one.
The white bag above, I didn't use the duck cotton for the interlining. I used the same twill fabric as I did for the outer fabric of the bag. It won't stand on its own like the pink one will. Both will work, but I prefer the duck cotton interlining. However, I think the white one with the twill interlining will be more likely to be machine washable. I haven't tried to machine wash either one. I'm basing this conclusion on how the fabrics reacted when I washed them initially. Try at your own risk!!
I plan to do more experimenting with hardware. If you haven't made a bag before, It's very fun and a little addicting.
Here is a quilt finish!
Here is the back.
The only time I had to go back to the store for this quilt was for the binding. I did not have enough of any of the fabrics left to make it. My husband saw the fabric in my purse after I smuggled it in the house. I defended myself by saying " It's for YOUR sister!" :) Really, though, she is my sister, too. I love that girl;)
Well, that is all I have for now.