Friday, February 1, 2008

Random Raving

My first bag


I love Lotta Jansdotter’s book Simple Sewing. I made the “All day tote” (above) a month or so ago and have carried it every day since. It is perfect to hold all the things I need for work and the gym. Yesterday, while waiting for my hair appointment with Leah, I went into RedTree (my favorite thing!) and saw that they had Lotta’s stuff for sale there. I fought off the urge to purchase (because we are poor at the moment) and decided instead to make a little tote bag from the book with some minor changes to the handles. I want something little for the weekends. I should be able to finish it tonight. I am using a piece of linen from my mother and some more of my felted thrift store sweater. I traced one of her little birdies onto the linen. It is sooo cute. I will show pictures once I am done.


I just made my first order from I will be getting a swatch to see if it right for covering our new chairs. I now have a deadline for finishing the chairs of the end of the month. We met some nice people at a Waverly Mainstreet meeting and I am hoping they will come over for dinner at the end of the month to celebrate the new chairs. This would be wonderful! I have also met some other neighborhood people on the shuttle back and forth to work. I am excited to be building community.


It is Friday! For that alone, thank you, thank you , thank you!!!!!


Cindy said...

Hooray for tote bags!
Hooray for community!
Hooray for chairs!

erica said...

I LOVE the bag. You know, my birthday is coming up in a few months... I'm just saying.

Good luck with your chairs! I've sewn little stuff and quilts but have never attempted home furnishings, so I can't wait to see how your project turns out. =)

anilia said...

I have recovered a few dining chairs. It is super easy as long as you have some foam and a staple gun.

I forgot to mention, the bag made from left over fabric from my mother's curtains and the inside (which you can see if you click on the pic and go see my flicker site) is recycled from Johns old shirt. It is great that people with such good taste give me hand me downs!