I spent all week working on another batch of cards. I love making them and they certainly are an ideal project to work on when I don't have much time. It's easy to start and stop without losing track of where I am. I've made a bunch of Christmas cards (no more store bought Christmas cards for me!), some cards to use as gifts and some very scary Halloween cards. I found some little wooden halloween shapes at the dollar store, they make perfect embellishments.
We are going to the casino tonight for dinner with some friends. I have some cute gambling themed fabric that I've been meaning to make into a bag for a long time. So this morning, after a bit of surfing I found this this craftster post and I was off to the races. I was so excited to finally have the time to sew something other than a card. I carefully cut out the fabric, applied the interfacing and proceeded to follow the tutorial very carefully. It was very simple until I got to the last step where you sew the lining to the outer fabric. I just didn't seem to have enough room to manouver the bag around the corners. I sewed and ripped, sewed and ripped and just when I thought I'd have to hand sew, I managed to get it. The top stitching is very messy. There was simply not enough room to make it nice and even. I am not going to worry about it. This is not a bag that I will be carrying very often.