Friday, June 6, 2008

Thanks, Alex

Two posts in one day???? It is unheard of around here. I wanted to show you my new bag. I used my Alexander Henry fabric for this one. I just love this fabric and bought all that they had at JAF so you may be seeing a lot of it. I used the pattern from one of my quilting magazines (I'm too lazy to run upstairs and see which one. If you want to know, comment and I'll check). I modified the way the bag was sewn together because I don't like turning edges under and sewing, I'd rather sew the whole bag together and then flip it outside in and top stitch. I just think it looks nicer that way.
I would make this bag a bit narrower if I was to make another one (which I just might, someday.) I don't carry around large folders or papers so the bag is a bit long.The inside includes a zipper pocket which I just LOVE and ADORE. All that small stuff stays safe. So, you may wonder what I carry around in the new bag. Well, first you have to understand where I went today. First, to the pool with friends and then off to swim team practice. So inside the bag you'll find A book (yes, I'm reading Eldest), sun screen, goggles and nose holder (Nathan hates to get water up his nose), a Gameboy micro (my dad actually found this IN THE TRASH), several Gameboy cartridges, our pool passes and my car keys. I had a large container of strawberries and kiwi in here as well but I took it out prior to the picture. What do you keep in your bag?
By the way, I'm waiting till Saturday to pick the name for the quilt give away. For some reason I thought today was Thursday. Ahhh, summer.

3 comments:

amandajean said...

the bag looks great! I carry a lot of junk along with me. the bigger the bag, the more it collects. my change purse is probably the most noteworthy thing in my bag. it weighs close to 10 lbs. alone. (ok, maybe only 4) but that way if the kids get out of line i can use my bag to straighten them out. :)

volpecircus said...

Beth, that bag...and of course the fabric...are too cute! I actually just switched to a much smaller purse because if I start hoarding to much random stuff in there something necessary, like my wallet, won't fit so I know it needs cleaned out.

Jacquie said...

Ooooh, I have this fabric too. Maybe I should do a bag...been wondering about it for months now. My bag..lots of stuff...including paint chips for every room in my house, carpet and tile samples and a handy dandy tape measure. Not to mention multiple pairs of glasses, dozens of cards (all in a mesh bag). (you know those grocery store cards, preferred customer at 3 fabric shops, etc etc. I carry a swiss army knife too...it's great for all sorts of things...even has a scissor.

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