|Bag with contents|
I had dyed some canvas a few years ago and decided to use it to make a custom bag just big enough to carry my journal and my case with my pen, pencil, eraser and calculator. [I eventually want to make a new case for my pens, etc. but I ran out of canvas working on this and I need another zipper.] It was a real learning experience as I did not have a pattern. I originally started out making a cover but realizing that I carry my bills in my journal meant a cover would not keep all of my papers and bills together. So I had to make some adjustments to the original cover to make it work. I "borrowed" a zipper from another project and painted the edges of the zipper so it would look like I meant to use it. The FP Bag turned out really bright and colorful and fits in my FP drawer perfectly. I like how bright and colorful it is - it makes me smile when I carry it around. I am smiling a lot these days thinking of being debt free - will take about 3 years but I am so determined to make it!
My next project is doing a mock up in batting of a jacket I want to make - want to get the pattern just right before I cut into my super special fabric. I have been wanting to use the super special fabric for years and think I have finally found the perfect pattern.
I am also working on an unusual nativity set that was started in a class several years ago. My mom has offered to sew pinbacks on some pindolls for me so I need to get thread organized and ready to go with those. Thanks Mom! Looking forward to getting more stuff done and out of the studio. I am setting up an etsy shop in the next month or so and am excited about being able to sell some of my handmade stuff! Happy Giraffes~ Belinda