Monthly Archives: March 2009

New bag

New bag from scraps

New bag from scraps

I’ve been wanting to try a bag pattern from Bag Boutique by Amy Barickman, so I gathered up some scraps, added a lining fabric and a zipper to come up with this. I don’t really like the end product… the shape anyway. I do like the way the design turned out. The pattern was easy to use, with clear directions (I even kinda read them!), so I will be making another bag from Amy’s book one of these days.

new bad detail

new bag detail

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Road trip!

Denali from the Parks Highway, heading north

Denali from the Parks Highway, heading north

I escaped Fairbanks this past weekend, to visit a friend in Anchorage. Fabric shopping, Title Wave (used/new bookstore), the Anchorage museum, dinner and some tasting at a wine bar, snowshoeing/walking, entertaining baby, walking Gizmo. It was a wonderful break from real life.

I was totally surprised to enjoy the drive back and forth. About an eight hour trip, interrupted by potty breaks and dog walking, and constant scenes of Alaska’s winter beauty, the Parks Highway was in considerably better condition than the last time I drove it. The Subaru Legacy was a pleasure to drive; I was hardly tired when I arrived in Anchorage.

Test fabrics for the tee shirt quilt I’ll be making for the friend I visited:

for the tee quilt

for the tee quilt

test fabrics for the tee quilt

test fabrics for the tee quilt

and fabrics for future projects. A few other odds ‘n ends for gifts too, that of course I won’t be showing 🙂

A cap?

A cap?

Possible child-oriented wallhangings, or maybe a pair of baby overalls?

Kid fabrics

Kid fabrics

Laurel Burch is one of my favorite artists.

Laurel Burch fabrics

Laurel Burch fabrics

And some wool for applique; so easy to embroider!

wool for applique

wool for applique

Couldn’t get out of Title Wave without a few books!

the books...

the books...