Sunday, March 16, 2008

Whahoo, presents galore!

Ta-daaaa! Thought I'd share a few smaller sewing projects that I finished up!
The brown bag is a Mother's Day gift for my mother-in-law. I think it turned out great...and it is definitely "her". It will be a big hit.
I recently finished this half apron. I really like the Moda fabric from Fig Tree Quilts. It makes me think spring. I may have trouble parting with it. While it sure looks cute, don't let it fool you. This apron was a major headache for me. I definitely learned that I will do a few things differently with this pattern the next time. After hours of things going wrong, I thought I was done. I put it on to show my husband, and those pocket cuffs fell off! I can laugh now, but I wasn't laughing at the time.
The backpack is for my girlfriend's daughter. It was a really easy project featured in a Fons and Porter kids magazine. Nothing beats a quick thirty minute project to feel a nice sense of accomplishment. I made 3 of them...2 girly ones and a boy version, which is packed up and stuck in some toy box somewhere. My son loves his "packbacks".

I'm still working on my NYBs. I only have 3 more arcs left, then I get to piece the rest of the blocks...that seems to be the hardest part.


Niki said...

Oh what an adorable apron! And the bags are precious. Great job!

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, it's all wonderful! Love the bags -- and the apron is sooo cute. Funny, my boys used to call them packbacks when they were little too. Oh, and I love your NYB blocks -- can't wait to see that project completed -- what a lot of work!

Dawn said...

Your bags are so lovely---I would love to be on the receiving end of one of those. And yes, I too, am waiting to see your NYB blocks (the fabs you picked, I swear, I see them when I fall asleep at night! *grin*) Gorgeous!