A friend I’ve never met in person contacted me the other day and wanted an Ice Storm Frankenbag, so I told her I’d whip one up for her since I was thinking about making another one but using darker gray batik fabrics with the left over Ice Storm strip sets.
I dug in tonight after after work and got the block elements made and started auditioning some darker gray batiks to see what I liked.
After our evening walk I dug in and started sewing. I got the two panels done really quickly since the block elements were already done. I like the darker colors. It will be interestingto see how different this bag looks once it’s done.
Here’s the first panel.
And the second one.
I’ll get these sandwiched and quilted tomorrow night.
I have another friend who wants a bag like this one…
So I’ll be making another one of these as well.
While I was in my sewing room tonight I caught a glimpse of all this hardware that I bought a few months ago.
I think that big bag is 100 key fob hardware pieces. It might be 200! What am I going to do with all those key fobs?
The smaller bag at the lower left is D-rings. I thought I might sew those into the inside of a bag to attach your keys. I should figure that out on my next bag.
The two bags in the upper left are the hardware you would use to make a lanyard. There are 50 pieces in each bag. I had ordered one bag from Amazon, got a notification that it was delivered but I hadn’t received it. So I contacted Amazon and they sent another set.
A few days later my neighbor contacted me to let me know he had my package. So I have more of those than I needed. Here’s what they look like.
The quantity of this stuff is such a good illustration of how I do things. I tend to think that I need to buy in bulk. I’m happy knowing that I have this stuff available if I need it.
Years ago I made a few little fabric wallets that each had one snap closure. I bought hundreds of different snaps and a tool to attach them to fabric. I think I made around 10 wallets and haven’t touched those snaps since. But, by God, I have them!!!
I saw this cartoon tonight on Instagram. It’s one of my all time favorites.
After about ten days of significant rain, we are getting into another stretch of really wonderful winter weather.
I’m starting to see signs of spring in my yard. My daffodils now have buds on them. My forsythia has tiny yellow buds forming. My flowering pear trees will be blooming in the next couple of weeks. Spring is an amazing time in this part of the country. I will share spring blooms as they start showing up.
I think I’m paying for some video functionality on this blog. This is a test to see how this video comes through.