…. as I was going through my pictures to make a collage of all the things I had made this year I discovered I hadn't blogged about a couple of them ( Christmas stress & Flu got in the way )
First off….I had the pleasure of testing a purse pattern for Erin at Dog Under My Desk …its called the Daytripper and it was fun & easy to sew ! Since I couldn’t wait to try out the pattern, I used this crazy black & white fabric ( from Ikea) …and I love how it turned out.
This is a big purse ( 16” wide x 10” high x 4” deep, with an adjustable strap)
…it fits your Ipad, 13” Maxbook Air…and more!
It has a cool big pocket on the back….( this is a bad picture but I am to lazy to get the bag and make a new one)
I added a bit of red piping ( wasn’t in the instructions but since I love red I had to add a touch)
This purse was easy to sew, the instructions were very well written with TONS of pictures …I definitely will make it again …maybe I will try and make it smaller like Erin did ?
I quilted the fabric…..
…here’s the Bow Tuck part ….undo the sides and you have a big tote!
I bought this crazy hot pink fabric a 100 years ago at Ikea…finally the perfect spot to use it !
Normally my Hubby’s family doesn't exchange gifts ( their Scrooges) but I always have to give a little something…this year I made book covers for the cousins. ( kids got toys & adults got real books )
This one was for Elke..she likes Greens & browns….
Iris likes black & fashion….I machine embroidered the design…
Maria is the romantic type & loves roses.
They loved the book covers and promised to use them since they can replace the inner notebook ( I used my own tutorial )
Now I can work on my collages… tomorrow I will show you all my finishes for 2012 …