A week straight of rain here. Ugh. I tried to make the most of being inside by working on a new bag pattern. I wanted to try a new shape, and I'm fairly pleased with the end result, except for the size. This bag is SO tiny! But I love this vintage fabric, and have plenty left. So expect to see a mama size version of this handbag soon!
I had tried making zippered pouches in the past (see here) from a vintage pattern, but after seeing Thimble's awesome pouch tutorial last week, a few things became clearer to me (thanks so much for sharing it, Laural!). So here is my stash of new pouches:
#1 is a little one to match the new bag! (I'm all about matching!); #2 the carrot pouch is from Calvin's drawing and to go with the bag we made last week; #3 um, a pouch!; and #4 from an old pillowcase, and using a sweet vintage button from Amy.
My plan for all of these is to make them the beginnings of a Christmas - Solstice gift pile. I'm thinking that with the boys and a new babe in the fall, I won't be getting much sewing done. So, family and friends...look here quick and then erase these images from your heads!!