Sunday, April 5, 2009

Flea Market Bag

So, I decided I ought to make myself a Mother's Day present, too. LOL During the 12Days of Christmas sale at the Fat Quarter Shop, I picked up a bunch of Grand Revival Designs patterns 50% off. This Flea Market Bag pattern was one of them. I also snagged this Tanya Whelan fabric at 50% off. Have I mentioned my love of the FQS lately? I love that site. They have such nice customer service.

I love this bag. I love the size of it. I think the strap is cute. My husband says the material reminds him of a grandma. I told him I liked it anyway. What a skunk.

I would recommend this pattern for anyone. It is quick to make and has lot of options. A girl must have options! There are at least 4 different purses in this one pattern. And, she shows you lots of colorways, which lets your imagination roam a bit.

Moving on to an even cuter subject, Buddy. Buddy is going through this super hero phase. On our way to swimming the other night, he had a bit of a show in the back seat.
Here is his villian/bad guy pose:

Here is the good guy/super hero to fight back:

Yet another bad guy shows up:
Can't you tell the difference? LOL I just nod my head.

We have been taking swim lessons again this year. It started 9 weeks ago as a bit of a struggle. He was melting down at each lesson about getting his face wet. He was deathly scared of going in the deep end with the life guards.
9 weeks later, he is floating in the deep end all by himself (life guard was right there, never fear).

Look at the big boy putting his own head in the water!

I just love this kid.


Unknown said...

Great bag! But I love the bad/good guy faces, so adorable. Swim lessons can be tough, but look at the progress! Go Buddy!

Pat said...

Love your bag. Children are amazing. Watch out Michael Phelps!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Go Buddy go!

LOVE the bag. Just love it and love the fabric too. And btw - it doesn't look like a grandma. It looks ultra girly. Hmmmm... maybe I need to make myself a mother's day gift... I'll have to think about that one.

Carol said...

He's doing GREAT!!! Love your new bag.

Vickie E said...

beautiful bag I just love Tanya's fabrics.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Another're on a roll! I understand perfectly about not wanting your face in the water. :) blessings, marlene

Dawn said...

That fabric is my favorite! I love, love, LOVE this bag...good thing husbands don't have to carry one.

And what a cute, little fish -- or is it 'bad guy'? (*grin*) -- in the pool!

Carol said...

I bought the kit for this bag at FQS.

Cheryl said...

You have such cute bags!

Cheryl said...

Love your bag!!!!! I remember those super heros days.. we lived with Batman for quite a number of years :-)!!!! Great photos of Buddy and wow he is doing great with his swimming!!