23 October 2006
My black tote
I made a black quilted tote today. You can't quite see. but on the left top is a little dangly "S". The slim girl on my bag looks taller and more slim than me, but I thought she was cute. She was just an "iron on" girl, so hope she stays stuck!
My sewing machine is 33 years old. It is very basic and sometimes very annoying. Today I broke 3 needles. I lined the bag with black quilted fabric too, so it was quite thick to sew through. Nothing is straight in my sewing. I don't measure anything. I don't have a pattern. I do everything by "eye" and sometimes I go cross-eyed! Anyway, that only makes my finished product more original. I bought another cute girl and I will make a smaller black quilted evening shoulder bag for her to sit on. I will post a pic, if it turns out OK.
Flowers are starting to bloom in the garden. It was a lovely day today. Still windy though. I like to pick flowers because I hate to see them ruined by the wind.
Have a lovely, happy week!
P.S. Here is my smaller bag. I used a re-cycled cord from another bag of mine which had a broken zip. This girl is SO cute. She has a skirt that floats out, long boots (which are hard to see in the pic) and she is wearing her own little bag.