Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A bit of sewing.....

I have been doing a bit of sewing and a bit of stitching...  thought I'd start with the sewing & share something I made for myself this past weekend (well, Monday afternoon actually).  Ray told me if I was going to spend time sewing, I'd better make something for me for a change.  I don't know why he thinks I don't make things for myself, but I decided to take his suggestion & make this "Grommet Grab Bag" - the pattern is from Indygo Junction.  I used California Dreamin' fabric that I just fell in love with - I know, it's not my usual colors - but I like it anyway (even if it isn't red!)  :-)  My mom came over Sunday while I was cutting it out & she said it reminded her of rainbow sherbet.  It just makes me think of summer & the 70's.  I was a "child" in the 70's, literally, not a flower child but a child.  And it reminds me of a Spirograph, which was one of my favorite toys growing up!  ;-) Maybe it reminds me of being totally innocent, but I just had to have the fabric & had to actually USE it and not just "hoard" it.  Sometimes that's a problem with fabrics, at least for me!   I saw this bag made up while on vacation (though it was different fabric) & bought the grommets at the quilt shop there for one.  There were two "handle" choices, I like the one with the "braided" handles.  They use 1/4" nylon "rope" covered in fabric & then braided.  The bag measures something like 15" wide I think - not small - but I need something to carry the kitchen sink in anyway according to my dad (and he's almost right).  :-)    I'm quite pleased with how it turned out & will probably make another one someday.... maybe for fall.  :-)  Just love the grommets - will have to find something else to make using them again. 


Soon I'll share some pics of what I've been stitching!   But to show you something (or rather "someone") cuter than any of that, we visited my brother & his family Sunday & got to see Abigail again - she's growing!  Look how sweet.....

 Aunt Amy & Abigail....


She'll be 3 months old on the 10th of June....


Thanks for stopping by - happy stitching & sewing!!

12 comments:

Catherine said...

Abigail is so cute!!!

And yes, I can so see the spirograph in your bag- love it!!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

I love the spirograph bag!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

What a cutie...

And your new bag is very nice too, LOL!

Blu said...

Abigail is a cutie!

Gorgeous bag! Love the fabric. (I had to look up what a spirograph was. That was way before my time ;)

Nan said...

So glad to see Abigail doing well. I can't believe she's 3 months old already.
Your bag is adorable. It does remind me of the 70's.

Karen said...

love the bag!

Abigail is getting so big! and just too cute!

Karen said...

Before seeing the pic, I was thinking you had made a bag to hold your grommets! I thought industrious of you to do so... now I see what you really meant. Looks great and I love the fabric too.

Can't wait to see you on Saturday...

Nancy said...

Very cute bag! It does look like spirograph drawings. Abigail is very cute!

Fiona said...

Love the bag and as for Abigail what a cutie.

Myra said...

Lovely bag and an even lovlier Abigail! Wonderful choice of fabric - I love it. ;o)

MichelleKS said...

The bag is awesome!!! And you do have something else to make using to grommets. LOL I love it! Abigail is so adorable!

Carol said...

I like your bag Amy. Glad you made it for yourself. Very cute and Summery. Your little niece Abigail is adorable.