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!