Sunday, August 12, 2007
I went on a new fabric buying splurge last week and came home with some new Joel Dewberry and Amy Butler fabrics. For the first time in weeks, I couldn't wait to do laundry. :)
I had been eying the new "Sparrows" fabric since I seen it online and loved it even more in person. I think the Orange and Yellow swap really opened my eyes to how gorgeous those colors can be. Needless to say, I bought a combination of 5 yards of various yellow and orange prints. I love looking at them!
I wanted to make a Thank You gift to the girl that gave me the heads up on my new job. She gave me the contact information that got my resume to the right place.
I came up with this nice sized cosmetic bag. It measured 15 inches by 10 inches and then I sewed the corners in to give it a roomy bottom. I loved, loved, loved how it came out. The linen I used matches perfectly with the neutral tones in the sparrow fabric. Perfectly.
I loved it so much I wanted to make another, but only had a smidgen of the same linen left over. I had to get creative with the cutting so I would have enough. I made it up as I went. Because of that my front panel design was too close to the bottom and I couldn't sew the corners in without disrupting the design. So it stayed sewn as a normal zippy pouch. It's currently listed on my Etsy account. This is also rather large measuring at 12 inches by 8 inches. There is a design on both sides.
I also put to use the zipper sewing tip that Ginny posted on her blog a couple weeks back. It was so easy and the results are fabulous.
Using different linen this time, I plan on making myself a set of zipper pouches to travel with since I will be away for training several weeks at a time. I need to make a run to the fabric store to grab some vinyl lining in case my shampoo bottles leak. I am going to be putting in some hard core sewing time this week. There have been lots of ideas floating around my head. I finished up a few old projects last night making way for all my new ideas! In fact, I plan on staying up late tonight cutting new fabric till my eyes can't focus any more.