Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sept. 2011 FNSI

Well, that was a big disappointment... I had grand plans to sew myself another Margo Handbag from Lazy Girls Designs for this Friday Night Sew-In. I was doing well at the start; so well in fact, that I decided to make 2 purses. It made a lot of sense - if I was going to be going through all the steps, I might as well do it for 2 purses - but hey, wouldn't it work even better for 3? I can tell you now, NO! it doesn't make any sense at all... I sewed the wrong parts together, or I got the steps in the wrong order, and ended up having to unpick seams. The upshot of it is: I have parts of 3 different bags all partly done, and nothing to take to church tomorrow!
I have a few pics - one of some of my fabrics, and one of the process - and any further progress will show up here sometime soon I hope! The fabrics are all from Robert Kaufmann's Fusions lines - the 2nd pic gives a better look at the colours.


  1. I love you talk fabric the way I talk paper!
    And yes...I would follow the logic that 3 of the same are the same amount of work as making just one....and...that it sometimes derails.
    Maybe next FNSI :)

  2. Dear Jannette,
    Did you take a peak to see that YOU...yes YOU were my winner of my KLOSJES on Grandmamas Stories??? You left such a nice comment and out of around 280+ comments your name was chosen!!
    I need your mailing address sweetie!! IF you still want them, that is. I recounted and I'm down to around 35+ red, black, and white klosjes and around 20 of various other color combos.
    Here is my deal...would you prefer some nice new fabric quarters or the klosjes/spool blocks. I want you to have them IF you will really do something with them. I worked a long time to make these and I want them to do to a nice cuddly home where they will be petted and made into a little project!! It is totally up to you as to what I send in your prize package.
    Brand New Fabric Quarters 4 total or 30 RBW klosjes/20+ assorted color klosjes.
    Choose the one you think you will honestly USE!!
    Gmama Jane
    Don't forget your address and come back to visit my blog and Sew We Quilt