Some New Bags

I’ve made some new bags for the shop and I just love them!  A couple of new larger boxes.

batgirl birds

And a couple of new Dr Who prints too.  Aren’t they fun?

Tardis Whos In Whoville

Hope you’re all having a great weekend.  It’s beautiful here in Portland!!

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This Bag Kicks Ass

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It nearly kicked my ass, but I managed to come out on top. It’s Amy Butler’s Weekender Bag. I adore it. It was not very easy to make, well the basic construction is simple but it’s so thick once you’re sewing it together that the joy is sucked out of the room and new curse words are invented.

I’ve been in such a terrible funk since Chico passed away, I wanted to challenge myself to try and learn something new and make something that might be hard for me to do. It was a good distraction and I love it.

The Weekender

The Weekender

Making Stuff

I’ve been seeing tons of cute little folded fabric bags around, so I thought I’d try my hand at one. It’s cute, a bit smaller than a project bag, would be great for notions though. It is fully lined with 3 pockets and a drawstring closure. I used this tutorial if you want to make one for yourself!

Workin on some new stuff

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Here’s a terrible picture of a lovely new wristlet I want to start making. The pattern is from an etsy seller who has so kindly granted the right to reproduce items for sale from her pattern!

I adore it in this retro tattoo flash fabric with fun and happy polka dots. I did the ruffles on both sides but it ended up kind of bulky that way so I think I’ll make a few variations before I start more for the shop.

wristlet

The pattern seller’s etsy shop link is here, this one is the “Ruffle Wristlet”.
Enjoy!

It’s time for the new garden!

The weather is so lovely today that we decided to build the new garden bed out back! We’re also going to combine the 2 smaller beds in front into one and just make it taller and put herbs and flowers in it. Nothing but vegetables in the back garden and it’s 6′ x 6′.

I planted seeds today, first time that I’ve started from seed, it’s a fun experiment to see what grows in the kitchen. Last year I spent about $80 in plants and got little to no yield from anything we planted. This way, I’ve spent about $30 total and I’m wayyy more invested in the whole endeavor.

What’s growing now? I planted beets, red carrots, swiss chard, 2 kinds fo tomatoes, brussel sprouts, lemon cucumber, green onions, basil, and cilantro. I also started some flower seeds; marigolds, coleus, dahlias, passionflower vines, and chinese lanterns.

Here’s hoping for a bountiful summer!

seeds

new bed