Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blessed Easter

Blessed Easter to all. May you find comfort, strength, wisdom, joy, love and peace in the Risen Lord!

I will not be blogging for the next 3 weeks. Off for holiday in the land of sheep (there are more sheep than people in New Zealand)!! But if I do happen to come across any quilting shops, I will take a pic and put it up on the blog. And I will be buying lots of quilting magazines!! LOL

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Adeline's tote

I made this for my sister, Adeline, in return for her help in reorganizing my quilting room! I found quite a lot of stuff that I didn't know I had!! Lots of UFOs as well!!! She managed to sort all the fat quarters, Japanese fabric, bag fabric, Christmas fabric etc into individual boxes for easy access. I even have an empty shelf after all the reorganization!!! WOW!!

While she was busy rearranging the stuff, I was busy making the bag! She wanted a tote she can use for her pilates class. It's deep enough for her to put a rolled up mat in. In the interior of the bag, there are some pockets for putting her handphone, pens and purse. I've also attach a key hook for her keys so she doesn't have to rummage through her stuff to find them. As you can see, there are two pockets on the outside of the bag. Same style as the other tote! But minus the beads!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I went to visit my sister in KL and came home without my laptop charger! Felt so 'lost' without my laptop! The laptop has become such a personal thing. I mean, I can still use my husband's desktop but it's not quite the same............LOL

Well, I've completed the bag. I used a plain fabric for the inside of the bag. Put some pockets in there as well. For the outside of the bag, I sewed in the middle of the quilted piece (on the lace) to make the pockets.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Added some wooden beads on the quilting to make it more interesting. Put the lace to separate the pockets. I will sew down the middle of the lace later.

I was out shopping yesterday and I saw a few bags which look nice and am thinking of making them so maybe after I am done with this one, I'll try and make one or two more. Am into a bag frenzy mood!!! LOL

Monday, April 4, 2011

Made the basic quilting lines for the front of the bag. Did them diagonally. I am going to make two front pockets for the tote. Probably try and add some lace to it.

Yesterday, I made a little progress on the 'tulips n anemones' project. Got a little confession to make.. been lagging behind on my sewing because I got myself hooked on an online game!!! LOL

Another tote

Yes..another tote! I bought this fabric from one of the local textile shops called Nagoya. (I love textile shops!!!) I like the colors and the feel of the material. I thought a bag might be nice for this sort of material. It's a bit rough and thick like those Japanese fabric. Got together a pair of handles, some wooden beads, a button and some lace. Will see what I can do with them!! I haven't decided on the style of the tote yet but then and again... a tote is a tote!... LOL