Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since I posted last so I thought I would let you know what I have been up to. Last week was all about quilt clubs. I had meetings for both the clubs I belong to and a great class on Friday (I will tell all about that later). I am currently working feverishly on quilting my king sized quilt that was basted this past November so I can have it ready for the Perinton Quilt Guild show on May 12th.
Before I started working on my quilting I made some more bags for customers. First on the list were bags for Agnes, What’s Her Name from Dachsies With Moxie. She has placed a large order that I will be working on over the next few months. Most of her items are for friends and family, but the first few things I made were for her. A sort of “thank you” for letting me help with the Fearless Five quilt. In case you didn’t know pink is Agnes’ favorite color. She had requested a large drawstring bag with a cute dachshund embroidery and a clutch with a sewing motif on it.
I knew as soon as I saw that dachshund embroidery that I had to put it on a bag for Agnes. The interior includes a zippered pocket, a snap loop that you can hang your keys on and a large divided pocket.
The clutch is about 10″ wide by 7″ tall and the interior has two open pockets. This bag is a great size to hold just the right amount of things for a quick trip out. You can put your wallet in it, a camera, or your phone and be able put some of the accessories in the pockets. Agnes reports that she uses hers every day and loves it. As an added surprise I included a personalized key fob/wristlet.
I embroidered “both” of her names on each side. This can be attached to the tab on the outside of the clutch to use as a wrist strap or you can put your keys on it.
The next items on the order for Agnes were a pair of near matching clutches for a friend and her daughter that have a Bichon Frise.
Both bags have the dog head on one side and the “I heart my Bichon Frise” on the other. I enjoy picking out lining fabrics to enhance the look of the bags. Agnes said it was okay to blog about these bags as her friend doesn’t read blogs. Be sure to click on any of the images to see them at full size.
Another bag I made was a clutch for my sister for her birthday.
The most recent bag I shipped out was to the Meowm of Junior, Orion, and Sammy. She saw the drawstring bags I made in an earlier post and wanted a medium-sized one with a polar bear on it.
The interior has two big pockets with one of them divided into two smaller ones.
I really enjoy making all these bags. If you are interested in buying one just let me know in a comment and I will contact you for details. I have a wide variety of embroidery motifs, or the bags can be done without any embroidery on them. I will be setting up an Etsy shop soon to make selling the bags easier for me and you.
Stay tuned for more sewing and embroidery fun tomorrow.