I've been busy, I will have a baby boy quilt to show you in about a week (after the recipient receives it in the mail). I made a super cape as a birthday party gift. If anyone has suggestions for other handmade gifts for preschoolers- please let me know. I know I've been predictable in this department:
I've decided to take the plunge and make the Weekender. I've been braving endless lines at Joann's to get the supplies. I've dug into my stash and am thrilled to finally be using this awesome Echino buck print. I've also been dabbling in a some paper pieced equilateral triangles but I am not sure exactly what direction I'm going yet:
But before I am allowing myself to dive into the Weekender, I wanted to try designing my own bag in time for the wrap up of Purse Palooza over at Sew Sweetness. The hardest part is over (hopefully!)- I assembled four pairs of fifteen tiny flying geese. I've made so many bags- I am excited to use techniques I've learned to create my own design but it's not been easy. I've heard lots of people say, "I hate following patterns," but I am definitely in the opposite camp: it's so much easier when someone tells you exactly what to do!
I know I really should be working on more holiday sewing- I need more bags like I need a hole in my head- but I just can't help it. Sometimes I just need to be creative in specific ways and then I can get back to "to do's" and deadlines. Linking up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.