Wednesday, January 30, 2013

where was I?

Well helloooo there.  Yes I have been neglecting this little blog haven't I? So sorry about that.  You see it's all about the Instagram effect. I have been posting lots over there and then I forget about my other venues.  Ooops.

So just a little catch up.  I spent the holidays knitting a.lot.  I always seem to rekindle that craft right when winter sets in.  I guess it's to be expected.

Here's a little peek of what I've been up to...
Knitting
If you really want to see more, you can pop over to my Ravelry page.

Meanwhile, I have been sewing away on my SewSewModern Swap project.  There's a linky on the left sidebar if you want to see what this is all about.

This swap called for a large project - think intense, lots of time spent, etc. and then a smaller project.

Here is what I came up with.  Inspired entirely by my partners wishes. Here's the one 'big' thing:

 They don't know what they are getting yet, so I can't really say more. But I will say that I was thrilled to get this person as my swap partner. 'Kay enough about that, don't want to give anything away 'ya know.


This tote bag was designed by me entirely for my partner. So it's an original. Super easy pattern to put together. Not available at the moment but if you're interested in the pattern, let me know.

This bag is BIG.  Like 16"+ big  - so there is lots of room in there for your stuff.  I attached the handles in an offbeat kind of way to add some flare.  The side panels are chevron pieced for interest.
There's lots of zippery compartments for stashing things.

And here's one of the 'little' things. And there's some other stuff in there - my partner will just have to wait to see....

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That's all for today folks! Happy Sewing!

14 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a fabulous bag Caroline! Lucky partner and I think it would be a great pattern.

amy said...

That bag is fantastic!!! I say, yes please, on the pattern!

lindav said...

Very nice bag! I'd love to see a pattern for it - I have just the linen...

Paskiaq said...

What a great looking bag...would love to see the pattern!

Anne said...

Wow, that's incredible! :O I hope you do post a pattern!

Pile O Fabric said...

Pattern please!!!!!

Pile O Fabric said...

Awesome!! Pattern please!!!

Ann said...

What a lovely bag - and if it easy to make, it makes it even prettier! I would be interested in seeing such a pattern too. Lucky partner of yours!!

moira said...

LOVE the bag - pattern please!

Lisa E said...

Yes, a pattern would be wonderful.

peaknits said...

Gorgeous bag!

Carol said...

Really great. Love the design of the chevron. It would be wonderful to have the pattern.

Lubna Bazzy said...

Fabulous bag, and I would sooooo love the pattern!! Please???!!!

Anthony Middlebrooks said...

Would love to see the pattern