Next week Joe and I go to the cottage. It's our "happy place" and the two weeks we spend up there each summer are the best two weeks of the year!! Traditionally I bring knitting with me when I go but I'm just not in the knitting mood. I think I have some sock yarn stashed away somewhere so I may bring that with me but I also want to bring something else to work on.
I spent the better part of yesterday morning putting together little sewing kits. I've prepared about 15 zippered pouches for embellishing. Each ziplock baggie contains the makings of a pouch and matching buttons for decoration. It will give me something to do while Joe is hogging the dial-up internet and logging all our geocaching finds :)
Between the kitting, sewing and "Stephanie Plum" books (thanks Felicia!!) I should be quite busy.
I've also spent the past two days working on a new pleated purse. I had a vision of what I wanted it to look like but knew to make my prototypes with crappy fabric. Version one was way too small, version two was way too big. Here they are, strapless because I cut the straps off to re-use them for take three.
In the third version I was playing with different strap styles. Traditional straps and bias tape straps. I went for the sturdiness of traditional straps.
I was feeling confident in the design and decided to make the real bag. I used a light interfacing on the outer fabric and lining. I did't want it to be too stiff or too floppy. I'm quite happy with the outcome.
Hmmmm...now that I'm looking at the photos, I do kind of like the blue floral print I used in the third version. Maybe I'll use that to make another bag.