Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Show and Tell


I've been meaning to show these crafted items for a while now...but, you know. And as Eric's mom is visiting and there's really no time to post, this will be photo heavy today. I'm loving this patchwork business. The bag above went straight from my sewing machine to my good friend Holly. I have four more cut, but have yet to find the time to make them. They are so pretty and not very hard but they take forever to complete.


This bag took even longer to make so I'm keeping it, darn it! Turquoise and red, some summertime goodness.


And last, here's our Lucy from Hillary's put-together book. The kids want way more of these, Jack and Max included, so I'll have to figure out a boy-version. I've seen this done on Hilary's Flickr site and will definitely be giving it a whirl. It was so much fun to make...the ideas for new ones are swirling around as I sit here.

Next post: photos from the Kids Room Redecoration Summer 2006. If I'm not in a fatigue-induced catatonic state by then, that is.

13 comments:

Anamaria said...

Those are beautiful bags! I have the Japanese craft book with the pattern for the first bag (trapezoid shape, vertical panels of fabric) and would love to make one--would you mind if I asked you a couple of questions about the process?

Can't wait to see the kids' room redecorating projects, too!

Alicia A. said...

Oh my goodness- I ADORE the square patchwork bag. So perfect!!

kirsten said...

wow - those turned out so nice! the colors in the square bag are perfect.

textile_fetish said...

You know what? I finally own this craft book. It's inspiring to see just how many projects you have tackled. Did you use a translation or go by the pictures alone? I love your color combos. I've been ogling your flickr images. I want to take certain elements of the projects and apply them to different things.

Chickenbells said...

I love love love your bags! I am really wanting to do one like your first picture...but I have yet to sit down and actually do it (although I have the fabric...does that count?!) Very inspiring...maybe after I get done with my picnic quilt...?

Erin said...

Beautiful handbags! The bear is too cute! I have the pattern too, but haven't tried it yet.

jojo* said...

Love, love, love them all. Your fabric is so fun and happy. Looking forward to seeing the kids' rooms, too.

beki said...

So, so cute! I LOVE the red and turquoise.

Meegan Blue said...

ANNAMARIA: I can't find your email anywhere! Didn't I have it at one point?!? Please email me, I'd love to *chat* about the bag. I've been missing your blog-action and can't wait for you to "come back"!

Alicia P. said...

Oh, very good!!!

Liesl said...

Nice work! I love your fabric choices on the bags. And it looks like you're having a terrific summer.

julia said...

Fantastic! I still haven't broken out Hillary's patterns, but your Lucy is motivating, she's so cute! And that top bag has me seeing green.

Monica said...

Oh my those bags are gorgeous!

No wonder you want to keep them..