Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's a hard knock life.

Hi, guys. I just wanted to make a quick post this morning, because I probably won't be able to post again for another week. I have one last week of summer classes. But I have a ton of stuff to do this last week. Ugh.
This weekend, me and my mom went to see a local performance of "Annie." It was lovely! I knew the basic plot of the story but had never seen it (in a movie or play) all the way through. I loved it. :) Now I'm trying to get my hands on the two movie versions to watch. The only thing I didn't like about the play was the way Mr. Warbucks was portrayed, in a sort of unlikable way. He was slightly obnoxious and tossed out a couple of mild swear words, which I did not appreciate considering that the majority of the cast and audience were children. Anyway, I absolutely loved the songs. My mom has been downstairs all morning singing "Easy Street," so now it's stuck in my head.

On Friday, I got two orders finished. First was the bag and wallet for the lady who cuts my hair. She picked out the fabrics, and I used Simplicity pattern 2396, which I'm going to use to make myself a new bag, too. I was a little worried about it at certain points, because she wanted a lot of things changed, things that I had never done before. She wanted longer straps (that was no problem), an outer pocket, and pockets all around the inside.

The outside pocket that I came up with:

She wanted inside pockets like the Vera Bradley bags have. I had never seen that before, so she showed me one. I wanted to make the pockets sort of 3D, not flat like I usually do, so I ended up making a long rectangle and then gathering it across the bottom and sewing it in that way. I'm very happy with them.

It was probably the most challenging bag I've ever made, even though it looks fairly simple. I wasn't sure if it was exactly what she wanted, but she loved it. Seeing her reaction was worth all the extra time and effort. :) Here's the matching wallet:

Here is a little bag that my cousin wanted. She was going to her friend's daughter's fifth birthday party and wanted me to make something for her. So I made this mini-version of the Buttercup bag for her. The fabric was super cheap, on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

Well, that's all I have for now. Hopefully I'll be back posting regularly again after this week. I'm still reading your blogs, though, even when I can't post.

Until next time,


  1. I love the first bag!!! Beautiful!

  2. These bags are too cute! I love them, especially the first one. You're so talented! :)

  3. Oh my goodness. I love that first bag. Love the fabric that you choose.

    -Hannah Rebekah


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