Monday, December 28, 2009

New Hobby

I haven't been blogging here about food because I hadn't been cooking much at all lately. And when I did cook it was just 'make do' meals; nothing new or special. There just seemed to be too much else going on to get ready for the holidays. What I was doing a lot of was sewing, but couldn't make a peep about it until now because I didn't want to spoil the surprise of what I was making! I made two purses for Christmas presents. The one in the top picture was for Gretchen and the one in the bottom picture is Rachel's (being modeled by her).

The bag pattern is from Amy Butler and it's called Birdie Sling. The fabric on Rachel's bag is Amy Butler as well, and the fabric on Gretchen's is Joel Dewberry. I highly recommend the pattern... if you know how to use your sewing machine then it should be easy to make this bag because everything is spelled out very clearly in the pattern. Even things I had never done before, like the pleats, were no problem.

This isn't really a new hobby... I've been sewing since I was in 4-H as a kid. I just haven't been doing it very often. But I'm kind of on a kick right now.