Friday, July 13, 2012

I'm home!

After spending 10 days in Hawaii, then having my Mom visit for a week, and then heading to Utah for a week for my brother's wedding, I am finally home.  And after getting home we have been undergoing to major changes to our diets after reading this book:
in hopes that this will help my daughters eczema (which is terrible).  I really like the ideas in the book and I think it will be much healthier for all of us.  It has only been 4 days now, and Harper's eczema already looks better.  I was worried because my kids are picky eaters, but they have actually really taken to eating healthier!  Yay!

Since I knew that our new diet was going to take some adjusting this week, I wanted to work on something fun.  A couple weeks ago we had dinner at my aunt-in-law Judy's house.  She was admiring my giant patchwork tote so I offered to make one for her.  These bags are really fun to make; I love digging through my scrap bin and using little pieces of some of my favorite fabrics.

I didn't write down dimensions when I was making my original bag, so this one ended up a little deeper and a little narrower, but I think it is still a pretty good size.
I cut into my Melody Miller typewriters for this side.  Judy is an English teacher and editor so I thought that it was fitting.  I used essex yarn dyed in flax for the handles again because it is soft and linen-y at the same time.
 For the inside I used this cute pink Japanese linen print.
I debated adding interfacing to the bag, but I decided that I like that my bag is floppy so I didn't.  I did use SF-101 on the lining and the exterior has batting, but that is it.

This is headed for the PO today so I hope Judy likes it!

5 comments :

  1. I love the bag, I'm sure Judy will love it, too. I have a "non-quilting" blog friend whose daughter has the same problem, so I passed her your link. Thanks for the tip.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I am SO EXCITED! It is gorgeous! I can't wait to see it "live"!

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  3. It is even MORE gorgeous in real life than in pictures. Thank you!!!!

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  4. this bag is fabulous! about how big is this bag??
    thanks julie

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  5. I've been gone a month and have missed all your new posts! This is such a darling bag! I just love all the fabrics you put together for it.

    My son has severe eczema, and it really flared up while we were in Utah. I might have to check out that book.

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