Well, I talked a little while ago about having lots of new ideas for new projects. I thought I'd finally give you all a little sneak peek. I've been waiting to post these since they were my mom's birthday present (which was yesterday) and I didn't want to give it all away to her, since I know she's my most avid blog reader (love you mom!).
I think I've found a new favorite fabric designer--Etsuko Furuya. Yeah I know I'm like the last one out here in crafty blogland to jump on the Japanese craft train, but I've finally fallen into it, and I don't know if I'll make it out in one piece. I just picked up a couple of yards of some other patterns from this line over at Crafty Planet last week, and I almost don't want to cut it up, I just want to look at it, it's so beautiful!
Ok, yeah so back to my mom's birthday present. She'd been bugging me for a bag for a little while, so I whipped this one up. It'll most likely be used as a knitting bag (in NYC, all purses must have zipper closures to avoid subway snatchers) so I made a little matching zippy pouch that can hold some little knitting essentials. I followed the zippy pouch tutorial over at twelve22. It's really great and super easy! Yeah, and I actually followed the directions this time- that always helps.
So there it is. Happy Birthday mom, I hope you enjoy the bag set and use it always in good health.
**If any of you are in the Twin Cities, come check out the A Stitch in Time Saves fundraiser this Thursday from 6pm-10pm at Grumpy's Downtown (1111 Washington Ave S., Mpls). It's a crafty sale to benefit the victims of the 35W bridge collapse.