Hopefully that means you'll see more from me soon. No promises, but I'm crossing my fingers and holding my breath!
Okay, like a month ago, or maybe even longer I had the idea for a cute and simple bag to make.
I wanted it to have grommets, a braided handle, and stripes. I'm not sure why all those things got thrown together, but they did, and I made this little number.
I'm still on the fence about it. It's cute, but I'm not sure it's something I'll repeat. We'll see.
Around the same time I dreamt up the bag idea, I wanted to make another one of these jumpers that Annee first made for her girls. When I went to cut my pattern, I realized I had the wrong size pattern. Luckily I found the right size pattern at JoAnn's for $1.99. However, I sewed up the jumper last night, and as soon as it was all done, I just knew it was way too big. Actually I knew before it was all done, but it was only after I completed it that I accepted that it was probably not going to be wearable.
But, I made Grace wear it to church today anyway. Why not!? I sacrificed some sleep for it, so I might as well see my hard work put to use. She didn't seem to mind, and she was thrilled that it had pockets. Oh well.
On Friday night I set up an assembly line to create some Trick-or-Treating bags for tomorrow night.
I knew I wasn't going to be able to sew Halloween costumes this year (and I really didn't want to anyway), but when I saw these cute bags on Homemade by Jill, I knew I wanted to make some. My little ones wanted the Frankenstein bags, but I had leftover orange felt from the Candy Corny Halloween Banner, so the pumpkin bags won out.
I also thought I should share a picture of Henry sporting his new Quick Change Trousers I made with Sarah Jane's Children at Play.
I love them. I love the pattern. Most of all I love my chubby little model.
And, look at Henry's smile. I think he loves the pants too.
That's all from the West Coast. Hopefully I'll have more to share soon!