Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bags and Birthdays

It sure took me long enough to sew on those straps. I made this bag in a class with Agnes, she is a wonderful teacher and makes fantastic bags. I think I've done four of her classes over several years. The handles are hand sewn on, that's what took me sooooo long. The long strap is easy, just clip it to the fabric loops. Here is the bag folded over.
Or you can use the small handles and carry it this way. The two smaller patches at the bottom are outside pockets.
My daughters birthday was last weekend. I made her this pincushion, and Steve made the bright orange pen for school, she was thrilled and loved them both. We went out for the best pizza I've ever had, fresh toppings and healthy. After lunch we found some really delicious not so healthy peanut butter cups....yummo!
What can I say? Never a dull moment.

Until next time.

18 comments:

Joanne said...

The bag is beautiful - what a great design!

Louise said...

Hi Wendy,
Love your bag ...I really need to take a class with Agnes..Love all of the projects when I see them...Why is there never enough time?? Cute pincushion.

Taryn said...

It's the handles that keep me from every trying to make a bag. Great job!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE that bag! What a great one!

Karen said...

The Poke Me pin cushion is so cute!

Darlene said...

The Poke Me pin cushion is adorable. Love the orange pen.

Your bag is beautiful - way to go.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh darling bag - and silly kitty - what can I say?

Rhonda said...

love the bag! beautiful!!

Stina said...

CATS...;o))
Love the bag.. its superclever..:O))

Irishgirlsews said...

Your new bag is Gorgeous!!! It is so pretty! and I love Mr. Poke Me......too funny. Glad all had a great time.
Wendy

Shakerwood said...

What a wonderful bag! Gotta love those plaids. Looks like it was worth the wait.

And the pincushion gave me a giggle. Love it!

Needled Mom said...

Both the bag and pincushion are wonderful. Nice job!

Quilt Hollow said...

That bag is awesome! Belated birthday wishes and what a day for you too!! :-)

Michelle said...

Beautiful bag! Belated birthday wishes!

Libby said...

Funny kitty!

Carol said...

What a wonderful bag! The Poke Me pin cushion is just darling! Sweet kitty! Too funny!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I LOVE that bag Wendy. Soooo cute.
The pin cushion is tooo cute. And taht orange pen. Wow!!
Your cat is hysterical.

jabeybaby said...

What a cute bag!