Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Just a little sewing going on...

Haven't been doing too much here lately...just school and some sewing..this is a Valentine table runner I started...and finished, but I realized that I forgot to take after pictures...next post I will show it to you. 
 I made this cross body bag too...hard to tell here...but the strap goes across your chest...I like the way it feels on...I'm not the best model...I think I need to find a young skinny model! It's also a little long on me because I'm short!
 As you can see...its flat. I curved up the sides a bit, but I really like the style. It will make a great bag to carry to school...or work. Its quite roomy inside...
 The inside mirrors the outside...a magnetic snap closes it...if there is no snap then it can be reversible....
 I had a bit of fabric left, so I made a zipper bag with a wool bird...I love putting wool on everything!
 I added a little wool flower on the back by the zipper too...
I'm working on the same cross body style as the other one with this fabric...I love it! It spoke to me...its orange and I love poppies! I like the gray with the orange too...love this lining fabric as well. I'm hoping I can sell a few of these bags at the next flea market in March...and I am listing some in my Etsy shop...I like the size and its nice to have a bag not just resting on my shoulder...frees up the hands. I am going to bags like this for school from now on...much easier!

Not much in the way of gardening going on here this past week...we did get a little rain...and I do mean a LITTLE...sad to say. Governor Brown declared a state of emergency because of the drought...many parts of Northern California are almost out of drinking water and there is a chance the may have to get bottled water trucked in...the snow pack in the Sierras is at 12% of normal for this time of year...so sad. We live in a dry sate anyway...but the paper this morning said it is the driest in like 500 years! Three years of little rain can do that to an area. In my area there is under ground water and they built some new water storage lakes over the last 10 or so years...so we are not as bad off. We still need to watch our usage though...

School is going well...I like it, but I am having a bit if trouble with key boarding..my speed is slow when I do it the right way...I have very small hands...and sometime to stretch them is really hard...my fingers get all tangled up sometimes...but I practice at home. I try not to look at the keys when at home...but its hard sometimes...oh how I yearn for long fingers! Oh well...I make due with what God gave me!!

Not much else happening so...
Until next time...enjoy your day!!!

8 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Your bags are adorable and very useful. Love your sweet finishing touches with wool. Best wishes with school. I had to stretch my hands/fingers playing piano growing up so typing was fairly easy after that!

Raggedy Creations said...

I love your bag...soooo cute.

I heard about the drought, so sad.

Keep encouraged with your keyboarding, you can do it. I have long fingers and still get mine tangled up and sometimes it hurts to stretch them a certain way.

Judy S. said...

Love that table runner! We sure noticed the dryness when we were in So. CA last month, and glad to hear you at least got a bit of rain. Have a good week!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hey Sweet You....Remember me? Yeah, it's been a long while...and for that I apologize. I just have lost all control over my life and days of late.... I see you're still sewing up a beautiful storm.... LOVE the bags.... If only I didn't carry around 50 lbs of junk, I could carry something like that.... School? Hmmm... obviously I'm out of the loop. For what??? Keyboarding...Ouch...remember it not so fondly from high school....Our teacher was Mr. Dyke....he used to hit our knuckles with a ruler if he caught us looking at the keys. As much torment as that class was, it has served me well.... Now if only I could get my fingers to work so smoothly on my phone keypad. :o( I heard of the terrible conditions in CA...Praying for some relief for you all....Wish I could ship out the mountains of snow we have here....I'm sure it'd melt in no time.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Kris said...

Pretty bag!! I love your tags too. And I love the runner as well.
Scary about our water conditions, isn't it. Heading up to The Bear this weekend to count Eagles.
: ) Kris

Traci said...

Cute bags! We had a ton of rain last night. 2 inches in an hour. Hopefully, y'all will get some soon. I have long fingers & wish they were shorter!

deb said...

the table runner is darling and I LOVE the bags, especially the orange!!!!!

mountain mama said...

love your name labels and the birdie applique!! :)