Yesterday was the first day of school for my two youngest. I always love the start of a new school year–it seems like such a good time to get organized and set new goals…and it means the start of my favorite season, FALL, is near. I spent the day recovering from all of that driving last week, and I did 5 hours of housework along with having the washer and dryer running continuously from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.! So…I decided that I deserved to have a little time to sew in the afternoon and evening. I finally made one of the little bags I’ve seen here and here. I used some of the “Pop Garden” line by Heather Bailey as well as some “Ginger Blossoms” by Sandi Henderson. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to try it out. I was nervous, as I’d never made a bag before, but the directions were fantastic. I can’t wait to make a few more! My younger daughter who is usually skeptical of my projects even said, “Wow, Mom, I think you could make me a purse someday!”
I also make this table topper (it’s only 24″ x 24″) out of a “Woodland Bloom” charm pack. I think it will be really cute once I get a fun border and binding on it…I just have to wait until the yardage of this line is in the shops.