We're getting ready to start our Missions Conference this weekend and have various family events coming up, so every now and then I get to feeling a little overwhelmed. But I've found a few minutes here and there to do some sewing. I finally got three grocery bags listed in my shop! And last night I bought and downloaded two new patterns from Keyka Lou (who is having a sale this week, by the way - all her patterns are $5.00 each!) for some smaller projects that I can't wait to try.
I showed these bags earlier this week, so I hope you won't mind if I post them again just to review what I was able to do this week!
I also made two identical shopping bags for the missionary wives who will be in our conference next week. These are embroidered denim with a cotton floral lining. I really liked how these turned out!
And this little number has had me pulling my hair out! It's a zipper pouch - my first attempt - and I misunderstood the directions for one small part. I just couldn't figure out why mine wasn't coming out like the pattern said it would. So I contacted Michelle of Keyka Lou Patterns, the designer and pattern maker, who very graciously and kindly pointed out where I'd messed up. She was great! I've had discussions recently with my friend Tammy about how unfriendly some pattern designers can be, but not so with Michelle. My husband was really impressed! Hopefully this little pouch will be finished over the weekend.
So that's what I've been up to this week . . . among all the other things going on right now. Head over to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and see what everyone else is up to. Thanks for stopping by!