A four hour meeting I had today turned into a three hour meeting so I took advantage of that break in my crazy day to hop in the car and make the quick trip to pick up my sewing machine. I’m so glad to have her home.
After work I had a zoom presentation by a local sheep dog trial handler who competes on the national level. It was interesting to hear how he thinks about his dogs, sheep, and trialing.
Then we ran out for a brisk but fantastic three mile walk. And when we got home I dug in on my Octopus Frankenbag. And I got it all done!
I have to say, I wasn’t crazy about these panels once I got them done. They felt really chaotic and I thought the Octopus fabric just disappeared amidst all those crumb pieces. But now that it’s sewn into a bag, I think the chaos has subsided and the Octopus is the star! I’m thinking it’s because most of the crumb pieces disappear into the side and bottom of the bag.
Here’s the other side of the bag.
It’s a little more chaotic that the front of the bag, but I like that it helps make the front more obvious.
I used Brandon Mably’s jumble in turquoise for the lining and used his Onion Rings for the pockets and zipper placket.
I’m just loving making those zipper pockets! I need to make a few more before I get the hang of getting the finishing just right, but I’ll get there. They are so easy and quick to make. I’m wondering why I was so intimidated by the thought of making them.
And once again I forgot to sew the zipper plackets onto the lining before I sewed the lining together. This makes it a lot more cumbersome and difficult to get it sewn in. But I did get it put in nicely with some work. And at least I didn’t wait until the bag was done to realize I’d forgotten the plackets!
Facebook fed me the memory below earlier today. It’s from four years ago when I was excited that I had a drawer full of Kaffe Fassett Collective Fabrics.
My Kaffe stash now exceeds what that large chest of drawers will hold! The drawer in the photo now holds just my red KFC fabrics!
And now I have to decide what I’m going to make next. I’m thinking something that involves an animal of some kind.