I’ve been having the worst cravings for stitching up bags. I means seriously, I dreamt about it one night. That’s disturbing right? Well, as I was buying my spring textbooks on amazon, I found a great deal on Lisa Lam’s The Bag Making Bible. Oh yes, I did! I bought that sucker in a flash and counted down the days to arrival. That day is today and sheesh I’m happy as a kid in a candy store! Oh and to plop some extra sweetness into my day, both my fabric orders arrived. Gosh, if only every day it could rain skittles…you feel me?
While I awaited Lisa’s inspirational book & directions, I decided to make my own messenger bag for Carmen. Just click the picture for a tutorial.
Making the messenger bag was so fun. I can’t wait to stitch up some different creations, while making more scraps for my Scrap Attack quilt due late March. I needed a few purples, red, and oranges, so that’s exactly what I bought. Well, and a “few” others. Since I have quite a load of school books myself, I’ll be playing a little hide and seek in the pages of my new book tonight. Hopefully I’ll find my next project.
Now, onto the fabulous new fabric in my collection. As usual, I mainly purchased from Hawthorne Threads. But this time, I also got a few from Bloomerie Fabric’s online shop. They had killer sale prices and two plum/purple fabrics, which I find so hard to locate. Overall, great experience.
Chrysalis, Seed Pods in Orange, by Sanae
Outfoxed, Outfoxed in Plum, by Lizzy House
Outfoxed, Foliage in Green, by Lizzy House
High Society Victoria, Purple Blossoms, by Anthology Fabrics
And onto my Hawthorne Threads loot:
Amy Butler, Midwest Modern 1 and 2, Optic Blossom in Linen
Emily Herrick, Going Coastal, Sea Kelp in Gray
Bella Blvd, Sunny Happy Skies, Panda in Yellow
Patricia Bravo, Modernology, Mod Vines in Raspberry
Ann Kelle, Ready, Set, Go Organic, Helicopters in Chocolate
Samantha Walker, Decadence, Pears in White
Suzanne Ultman, Critter Community, Trees and Critters in Bermuda
Ann Kelle, Urban Zoologie Part 2, Bird Houses in Spring
Hoodie, LAmour de la Vie, Aux Champs Elysees in Pink
David Walker, Get Together, Flock of Birds in Grey
Creative Thursday, Meet the Gang, Bird Lattice in Red
Timeless Treasures House Designer, Totally 80s, Mix Tape in Multi
Bella Blvd, Sunny Happy Skies, Floral in Pink
Now comes the hard part; I have to figure out a way to sneak this goodness home without my husband finding out…lol! You think I’m kidding. I’m so not!