Monday, January 17, 2011

Abbey Bag Finishes

I'm in therapy and sewing is cheaper than a psychiatrist. –Unknown

I've done some pretty serious sewing during the past 10 days. I wasn't sure how to catalog my finishes, since the things I was working on were for my Week of Giveaways. In the end, I decided that I'd post the giveaway first and then do a separate, follow-up post to catalog the items I've finished. As part of my marathon, I whipped up a couple of really cute Abbey Bag pincushion/scrap holder combos. These are really fun to put together. I think my favorite part is making the covered buttons for the top of the pincushion.

I've had the fabrics for both of these cut out and sitting in a stack on the end of the love seat in my living room sewing studio since the middle of summer. I used up all of the scraps from the Apples & Pears aprons I did early last spring and had enough to make three bags from that. I made one up right away and gave it to my friend, Pink. The other two went into a pile. But since I was really in the groove with choosing fun color combinations, I pulled out some red scraps and got pieces cut for another Abbey Bag. Most of the reds were left over from LadyBug's High School Musical Quilt. And then I got distracted with other new and shiny projects and these sat. So, it was really fun to {almost} completely clear away a pile and get some Projects In Progress finished {I still have one Apples & Pears Abbey Bag cut out and waiting, but that is a project for another day}. Hooray for two more January finishes!

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My 2011 Finishes

9 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Those are so stinkin' cute!!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I really love these. Mine has been on my sewing table, I mean, ahem, dining room table in disguise for a full 6 months!

Linda said...

Elizabeth, I love these and I appreciate you celebrating your birthday with us and sharing your talents. I think it's fun to use up all the fabric. Your bags are so cute and so are all your other projects. Great job with all the finishes!

Michelle said...

Beautiful work, Elizabeth!

quiltmom said...

Elizabeth I do love this pattern- and I really love the one I won from you a while back. I used it yesterday when I was putting some borders on a quilt.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Barb said...

Wow...busy busy gal.

Shay said...

Way to go on all the sewing-ness Elizabeth.

Your giveaways have been so generous and creative.

Rhonda said...

love the quote and the Abbey bags!

whimsyfox said...

Crazy cute as always. Never fail to astonish me with how much you get done! You'd think I'd be used to it by now...