Friday, April 27, 2012

Have Bag, Will Travel.

This past week (and a half) we went on a little tag a long trip with my husband to Monterey and San Francisco, California. I mean if he's going for work we might as well too, right?

Us being super touristy. I think this is the only picture of me in the whole bunch.

Of course what that said to me was, totally need to make a new bag! Did I do this months or even weeks in advance? Ugh? NO, why make things too easy?

On top of packing for me and the littles I set out to make this bag about fours days before we were leaving. I didn't actually really get to it until two days before and finished it at around midnight the night before. Worth it? Yes!

The Low Down
Pattern: The Showoff Bag from my dear friend Made By Rae
Fabric: Amy Butler Lotus I think? Lithuanian linen my Mom got for me when she went there in 2009, some quilt weight cotton left over from Loki's quilt.

Close up of the contrast lining

A peek inside

Bag on vacation lounging poolside (pool not pictured) I love this chair. It goes so well with my bag.

The one thing that happened because I was in a rush to make this bag, and you may have noticed if you have seen it before, is that when I carefully laid out my fabric I cut out the pattern for the lining instead of the main bag. It really wasn't a problem I had time to fix so I just skipped the pleats.

Maybe I'll leave more time to make my second one.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Nothing says easter like a tiny robot bug with ears!

Egg dying is serious business.

So hard to get a good picture of two kids actually looking at the camera at the same time.