Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hexagon Bag

This is a project I have had on my mind for a while.  I originally saw it in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine August 2011.

From the first moment I saw the eggplant purple, lime greens, navy and aqua blues, grays - don't forget my favorite color -tangerine! from V and CO. fabric lines, I knew I had to make something from them.  The hexagon body of the bag is Simply Style, the handles/top strip of the bag are Graphite Gray Floral and  the lining is leafy sprigs in gray from the Simply Color line.

I think my first attempt at set-in seam hexagons went pretty well, don't you?

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Little Selling

Things have been crazy around here.  School is in full swing so between chauffeuring kiddos to school and back, homework assignments (my little Logan is now in kindergarten,) and my everyday jobs of ranch work, mom, wife, cook, etc. keeps me plenty busy on their own.

Between all of that, I have decided to get the wheels in motion on starting my own sewing business.  It's something I've been wanting to do for a while.  I have a name and logo:


And have set up a little space at the preschool.  This is actually my second set,  as the first set pretty much sold out after the 3rd day of school (Yippee!)

There are lunch boxes, fabric folders, zippered snack bags, sandwich wraps, and crayon rolls.

I am starting out slowly, obviously selling a few things here and there while working on inventory for an Etsy shop and a craft fair.
I'll be sure to have updates as things go along.  It's all so exciting!!