Friday, May 30, 2008
I had a lot of fun putting together this cute lunch tote. I used the new Posh line from Moda and the pattern is by Favorite Things. The instruction are clear and easy to follow. I think on the next one I will extend the flap. I added yo yos on this one to fancy up the front. I think I may add a inside pocket too.
In my opinion, this bag is also the perfect size baby bag, a couple of diapers, wipes, a bib, a dangle toy and you would be set.
All in all it is a good size lunch bag or an on the go baby bag.
Here is their photo, is is a bit spiffier than mine.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Well summer is finally here and I am out of school with the exception of 2 teachers workdays. So far since Friday I have cleaned the studio / shop, straighten fabric and picked my first summer sewing project.
Lonni Rossi has a new line out called Paint Box, when it first arrived I was a bit hesitant. I love all of Rossi's fabric but some are easier to work with than others. Lonni Rossi is a true textile artist and her fabric lines really challenge you to think about what you are making and push outside your limits.
The Summer 08 issue of Designer Quilts has a wonderful article and a knock out quilt pattern designed by Rossi. I was amused by her statement that her fabric "play nicely together." I rarely find that to be the case, what I find it that her fabrics are the star of any project you put them in. They are unique and visual exciting, but they need a bit of a buffer so they can really shine. I am just getting started with the pattern I choose to spotlight this line, Hula Hoop by Me & My Sister.