What I’ve Been Up To

Oops, I didn’t have time to get something done for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. My bad. I’ve been busy working on other things!

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I’ve got one metal frame clutch and a bunch of wide open zipper pouches. I already sold the Alice in Wonderland one to a childhood friend of mine, but the rest are up on my Etsy shop for sale: http://www.etsy.com/shop/curiouspanda

I have several more but I don’t have photos of those yet.

 

Getting motivated

I’ve been trying to get motivated to start a new project…I’m so happy with the DJ bag that I’m afraid to start something new because it won’t be as great! I’ve been wanting to make some fabric journals using scraps, old manila folders, and printing lined paper with some cute animals to make the journals special and unique. I haven’t been able to come up with a journal paper design that I like. And I am going to need some fabric glue to finish the edges of the journals, which makes me not want to start without it…

Also I have a pattern and fabric for a cute skirt that I haven’t had the courage to start…working with patterns is so complicated and confusing for me. The directions seem like they’re written in another language. That’s why I want to get Sew What! Skirts, because there are no patterns and the directions are very clear!

Oh well. I’ll get up the nerve at some point.

Finished another bag and put it on Etsy

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I finished another bag which I’m very proud of. I think it’s just gorgeous. It’s a square messenger bag called a “DJ bag”, and it’s meant to hold records. But really it can hold anything. I sewed pocket panels into the lining, so it can be used like a purse, or a combination purse/bookbag, or whatever anyone wants. I posted it on Etsy last night, but if it doesn’t sell, I would really like to keep it for myself!

Here’s my Etsy listing:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33169094