Friday, December 11, 2009

sew & tell - another bag!

Do you ever have those weeks where you feel like your schedule is barreling down on you like a tailgating semi?  Well, that's what I've felt like recently!  I actually finished this bag Monday morning - I was on a roll after my bag finish from last week.  Unfortunately, I haven't gotten anything sewn that I meant to the rest of this week.  And I have several blog posts I wanted to share, but are still in my head....

I spent most of my week planning a big activity for the teenagers at church to have a gingerbread house building contest.  I spent most of my time tracking down candy and making royal icing.  It turned out to be really fun, for which I am glad, but I spent all day Thursday recuperating.  And I haven't been through my blog reader practically all week!

This bag is for my SIL who just had her third baby and 1st girl.  She picked this fabric out when she was here last spring, and I finally got it finished!  Now, to get it in the mail.  Always a challenge!

dang it! something just happened and this got published before I finished writing it! Anyway.....

This is the dahlia print from Sandi Henderson's Farmer's Market line.  I just love it!

Medallion bloom on the inside - One of my all-time favorite prints.  It's so cute in orange.  I've started using grosgrain ribbon for the key hooks.  Not only is it faster, it feels a little sturdier and is fun to find matching colors or polka dots!


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For the time being, I think we will keep Sew & Tell on Fridays.  It was kind of split, and the button says Friday right on it, so we'll just leave it alone for now.  Thanks for your enthusiasm for this weekly get together!  I really enjoy it as well.

Your turn to share your finishes from this week!!
Please follow these guidelines (links will be deleted otherwise)
1. Link to your specific post (email me if you have questions about that.)
2. Please mention us here and link back to this post so everyone can join in.
3. Pat each other on the backs in the comments!

23 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Thanks for the fun linky Fridays. We look forward to them all week. Love the sandi henderson bag. I just had my 5th baby and first boy! congrats to your sister.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I love the attention you paid to detail in this bag by including the little key chain clip and having a magnetic closure. The fabric is fabulous, too!

ivoryspring said...

What a beautiful bag! I love the colors.

Holly said...

Love the bag. That fabric is gorgeous.

Natalia said...

I don't have any show n tell this week. However, your bag is darling! I love the materials that you used, they are so happy!

Alisa said...

Gorgeous bag. It looks so fresh to me!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It's me linking and showing! Love your bag - or your sil's - those fabrics are adorable!! I hope you have a restful weekend - sounds like you need one :)

Rene' said...

Amy, can completely relate to your week. I am glad you are continuing with the Show and Tell Fridays. I guess I missed your post where you thought of doing otherwise. I know I enjoy these Fridays. Seeing what others have accomplished keeps me motivated and going. I love the bag you made for SIL. Beautiful fabric and great attention to the details. Thanks for sharing...and for hosting the Magical Mr. Linky guy.

Diane said...

I lvoe your bags! I don't know which I like more, last weeks, or this weeks! They both have so much personality. Again... thanks for this Friday fun! I look forward to this the whole week knowing I will get inspired!

bumblebeebags said...

look...I actually did something that I could put on here! I got 8 bags done this week but I cant put up their pics til they get to their owners! :(

beth said...

i linked up! thanks for giving us a place to share!

Jeannette said...

Your handcraft is such fine work! Lovely choice of fabrics too. Thank you...I may just have to use your Sew and Tell Friday link somtime! But for today, it is back to other tasks. Nice break with you though...come visit my little blog sometime.

Catherine said...

Another lovely bag Amy! Those Sandi Henderson prints are so pretty.

Candied Fabrics said...

Great bag! Love the idea of using grosgrain ribbon for the key holder!

Lesly said...

Fantastic bag - I love the fabric on the outside, and especially love the light interior fabric. It makes it so much easier to find stuff! I'm sure your SIL will flip - it's a beaut! P.S. Thumbs up on Fridays over Mondays.

Karen said...

The bag is simply gorgeous and the fabrics are divine.

Sara said...

Love the bag...

BTW - got things to work fine after a couple of tries...so, you can ignore my e-mail

Amy said...

I don't have a sew and tell to share this week, just wanted to tell you cute bag!

SueWis said...

Amy, Cute cute cute bag!

Nice long list of folks here this Friday!

Vicki said...

Your bag is adorable! I love those bright colors.

sewtakeahike said...

I didn't know that was one of your fav materials Amy! (I guess though, almost ANY material is my favorite :) Your bag turned out so cute. Love the idea with the grosgrain ribbon for the keychain dillybop. Ok, and I know, I know, the project I linked up to is not actually sewing, BUT, it's sewing related with the buttons and all. I hope that's ok. And if not, delete away hehe.

Jennifer said...

I love that Farmers Market dahlia print, I have it in two colorways. It's so pretty! I love your bag.

The project I linked up to is a small super simple one, but it's a finish nonetheless, so I'm adding it! :)

Rita @ Mochi Studios said...

Wow! this bag is so gorgeous and perfectly sewn! handmade gifts are the best! I love the fabrics so much!!!

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