Sunday, June 10, 2012

Some bag love...

Ok, loyal followers, you've already seen part of this post.
Sorry about that.
I'm entering this bag over at Ellison Lane Quilts' Summer Sewing linkup.

Ellison Lane Quilts

I made this bag for this summer.
The lime green and the natural colored bits are linen.
The pockets on the outside are a coveted Kokka trefle comic book fabric.
I'm trying to work more color into my life.
Too many years of living in NYC morphed my wardrobe into mostly blacks, grays, and browns.
I've loved carrying around my 241 Outfoxed bag, but I took a long time coming to make a Go Anywhere bag by Noodlehead, even though I've had the pattern for a while now.

It took me far longer than I thought it would to put it all together.  Part of that was due to my suffering a severe case of "Ooo....shiny" coupled with anxiety about flying.

But, anyway....
I'm loving it.  I wore it to a gallery opening last night.
The director (a straight dude) complimented me on it.
I can see many more of these in the future...even if they take a while to do.

Summer Bag!

Plus, when you're waiting for someone, it's fun to read the comics.
I'm amazed at how much stuff I could potentially cram in this thing.  It may double as a knitting bag.

In other news, I finished the first version (using eco-felt) of the needlebook for Camp Thimble.

Needle Case Exterior
I am making another before I shift over to the wool felt.
I've postponed making the medallion for the quilt until I'm back in my sewing grounds.

Soooooo going through sewing withdrawal.
Also...have not gotten much further with wedding issues.  Thank you all for the advice.  It's helped peel me off the ceiling a bit.
Also...pms and stressful planning are a BAD combo.