Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter sewing

I'm determined not to buy any fabric for the Spring until I use up some of my stash.  I have some of the most gorgeous fabrics just sitting there begging to be turned into something fabulous!  So, I did a couple of bags last weekend while the husband was gone.  It gets harder and harder to work on projects because my kids have so many activities.  I'm really trying to get things done in the mornings now and I'm determined to take more pictures.  So here are some things I've actually finished lately...
I've had this gorgeous silk for a long time just waiting for some inspiration.  A friend gave me the solid teal silk that matches perfectly.  I made a cute little evening bag for Spring.  It's lined with cream silk, has a snap closure, and the handle is a silk ruffle. I think I still have enough of this to make a pretty Spring scarf.

This is a tote I did for the girls.  Someone is always headed to a sleepover and looking for an overnight bag around here!  Originally, I was making this into a reversible skirt but decided the fabric would be better as a bag.

Here's the's nice and deep and has a good sized pocket.

As I was taking pictures I realized it could still be reversible.  Of course the snap would be on the outside, but it's still cute for a different look!
  I went down to Islamorada in the Keys for one of my husbands' fishing tournaments and I thought I needed a couple of bags for myself to take along.

I really like the size and shape of this bag but it seems a little boring.  When I was in Miami I noticed a lot of women with scarves on their bags, so I made a removable bright red bow.  I think it finishes it nicely.

I'm not really on a zebra kick, I just happen to have alot of it in stock.  This black and white is a reversible upholstery fabric but I went ahead and lined it in a solid black.  It's nice and heavy and the bottom is wide but the top is pleated to make the opening a little smaller.  The leather handles give it a finished look.  I love the pink ruffle going up from the bag as opposed to facing down.  This will be great in the Spring!
So that's it!  Besides a couple of groovy outfits I had to make for a Disco sleepover, a bunch of heat therapy bags to sell in Hubby's waiting area, a few scarves, some ruffled hearts (see below), and a skirt for the Keys trip...that's what I've been doing!  Notice I got a new camera for Christmas?  I'm still trying to figure it out, but I'm hoping it will make me post more often!
Have a great week! 

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