Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sew'in Love

I am Sew in love with this great new book called 1-2-3 Sew ... (did you like my little pun?!) I was at my favorite place for sitting, visiting and hanging (The Grove, of course :o), and was thumbing though some new books they'd just received. One was this book, and though I didn't buy it that day, the projects in the book just took root in my wee brain. Pretty soon I couldn't deal with it any longer, and had to go off to get the book. Heck, I didn't remember the title, or anything... just the projects...

(Like this fantastic project bag...)

Well, it didn't go over too well. Everyone in the shop pouring through every sewing book "about yea big, with a spiral binding, a very cute cover, and great projects"... Oh, even though those Grove girls are my friends, I'm sure they must roll their eyes at me!

Well, three trips, and a small miracle later, and they found the book!! Running straight to my sewing machine, this small tote bag was completed after the first evening with the book... sooo cute!

That cute project bag? Paired with some of my "tattooed fabric" drawings, and a few "Val modifications", it's just about finished too.

Just have to sew in the straps, and attach the lining and the outer bag together, and it's also completed. 1-2-3 Sew is a great book for the novice and more experienced sewer alike. It will get your creative sewing juices flowing like a river. I know it did for me!

Happy Sewing!
x, Val


swellknits said...

That is THE cutest project bag! And, we would never, ever roll our eyes at you!

Marfa said...

Oooh, sounds like just the book I need to get my sewing mojo back! Love your drawings...what kind of pen do you use? Do you set it with an iron?

Valerie said...

@Susan: you are so sweet!
@Marfa: I use a Faber Castell India ink pen. Once it dries, the ink is permanent, so no worries about setting it, etc. I actually haven't tried fabric pens, but think they'd work out the same. I can t wait to see what you come up with!
x, Val

Marfa said...

Seriously...even after you wash it? I am so excited. I will give it a try!