Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Bag for a Bag

I'm back into bags. A girl can just never have enough bags. This is the Origami bag from Amy Butler's "Style Stitches." I happen to make this one out of the same fabric as the last one. It is perfect as a makeup bag or a travel bag or really for anything. This pattern has 6 different sizes. This one is the medium - tomorrow I will be attempting the large and hopefully the extra large, small and mini... I'm going to make them all! If your birthday is coming up - don't read any further - this is my new go-to gift! Enjoy!
Next up on my sewing table: updated pillows for my couch!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Bag

It's supposed to be Spring around here, but it sure doesn't feel like it. It's cold and rainy and generally miserable outside. We try to take advantage of every sunny moment by going outside and soaking up the sun. Then promptly running back inside because it has started raining again. I have seen a few signs of spring lately: a bulb peeking out of the ground here and buds on my fruit trees there... so it's coming. Slowly.
Anyway - I thought a new bright bag was in order to brighten up this dreary rain. So I found this sweet bag pattern and dug into my stash and came up with this:
We took the kids to see "Hop" at the movies today and this bag was perfect for packing candy, some ziploc baggies of Dennis' famous homemade kettle corn, a water bottle and all my other stuff!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sage's Garden Party

She's One! Can you believe it? I can't.
We had a birthday bash for her last weekend. I decided to have a little garden party theme. I made huge paper flowers that hung from the ceiling. We made mum cupcakes and party hats with flowers on top. The bigger kids got to plant some flower seeds in their own pots to take home. The party was super fun - Sage was a perfect angel. Oh - and she loved her cupcake (especially the marshmallows!) Here are a few pictures from our celebration:
Tower of Cupcakes
The Mum Cupcakes
Party Hats & Favors
One Year of Sage Pictures & Paper Flowers
The Birthday Girl and Her Mama