Monday, June 14, 2010

Lunch Bags

I bought some ripstop nylon for a project I wanted to try and it turned out to be a total failure. Since I had to think of something else to do with it, I decided to join it with another failed project and see what happened.

The new project was a success! The sandwich wraps turned out great! But it really needed something more…

So then I took a purse pattern and modified it a bit to become a lunch bag.

Then with the little piece of scrap that was left over, I made a snack bag.

The result… a lunch bag that is perfect for a busy day of running errands or a picnic lunch at the park!

lunch bags 02 sandwich wrap and snack bag

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the lunch bag

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lunch bags 04I love the one in brown!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Denim Bandana Quilt

I finally finished it! I really don’t like doing the binding and there were so many other projects distracting me… But now it’s done and I love it! It is such a nice heavy quilt that reminds me of rolling green hills with grazing horses and bluegrass music. It makes me want to sit in the backyard in the sun and read a Larry McMurtry novel.

While that little daydream may not ever happen, I do have plans for my little quilt. It will make a great place to sit this summer while watching my guys play Ultimate Frisbee at Bible Camp or rocking out at Creation Fest!

denim bandana quilt 01 denim bandana quilt 02denim bandana quilt 03

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shopping Bag Fabric

JoAnn’s has a new fabric made just for making shopping bags. It’s kind of a cross between paper and fabric. It’s easy to work with and keeps it’s shape nicely when it’s done.

I think it would make a nice beach bag because it would dry quickly.

If only it came in more prints…

shopping bag fabric 01 shopping bag fabric 03I love how it stays open

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it folds up nicely, too