Monday, December 14, 2009

Homemade Christmas

I finally finished making the Christmas presents for this year. They didn't turn out perfect but they are pretty good for a rookie sewer, if I say so myself! I made a wristlet for my sister, fabric baskets for my mother (photo) and mother-in-law and purse organizers for my cousin and aunt.

Now it's time to think about the new year and all the projects I want to complete in 2010!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Carry me!


Today my new book arrived and I have never been so excited about trying new patterns! The book itself is beautiful and embodies everything I love about Japanese design: great pictures, clean design. And the bags are gorgeous and, from what i can tell from briefly reading the instructions, relatively easy to make. So I am going to turn off my computer now and head up to my studio to decide which fabrics I am going to use on the first bag!