Saturday, April 28, 2012

ONE LAST HURRAH!!

Well....my sewing buddy has left this morning, moving to Arizona. Yesterday we had our last sewing sessions together. She came at nine and left at one....

Here is what we did.

I purchased this laminate fabric a few months ago and yesterday just seemed the perfect day to use it. But.....me, being the cheap person I am didn't want to have scraps (this laminate fabric is expensive) so I didn't use the measurements the tutorial gave me. We ended up with this square....we both laughed and then I thought....why not a handle. Got my good ole duck take out and one handle was produced.


Next, one cosmetic bag....

I just love this half moon. I did a really small one before leaving Samoa and just loved it. You can get the tutorial here.

Not bad for a morning's work.....now my sewing room is quiet, the tools are put away, and my friend has gone. Maybe I will do some FMQ today?

23 comments:

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

That laminated fabric would make darling reusable lunch bags!

Mary said...

Sad that your sewing buddy has left. Sewing buddies are great friends. Love your bags!! I love to make bags, the curved one is so neat. Checked out the tutorial, the pictures are great, could not get it to translate, but got the concept. Have a great day.

Robin said...

Those are AWESOME!! Thanks for the tutorials...will probably wind up pinning them. I pin EVERYTHING, LOL!

Gene Black said...

Looks great Barb. But how did you read that tutorial in Norwegian?

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

these little pouches are so cute! Great job. I bought some laminated fabric a while back,but haven't gotten brave enough to cut into it !
Did you line these? Or have to finish the inside seams?

Sheila said...

Fun bags and a great way to spend the day with your friend , I am sure you will miss her . hugs Sheila

JustCindy said...

How cute are those bags? I know you and your friend had lots of fun.

SewCal Gal said...

You and your sewing buddy are very productive. Love the bags you made.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Fiona said...

they are great bags... the laminate fabric is expensive here too...
Hugz

sandra said...

How sad, I lost my best quilting buddy a few years ago. She taught me to quilt, we quilted for other people went travelling to U.S to big quilt shows and became like sisters. She am sure you have lots of friends to fill in but there is always one who is just so specialYour bags are really sweet I haven't tried laminated fabric yet, can't find it in Ontario and costs a lot to mail so I will have to wait for next trip down to States. Blessings sandra

Jennifer Gail said...

Howdy Barb
I think we had a mini twister in the back we lost about 10 trees. Good job girlfriend:)

barb's creations said...

You both had a very productive last sewing day together,love all the little pouches you made.I haven't tried sewing with laminate yet so admire anyone who has sewn with it and has done such a great job with it,well done :) Barb.

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear your sewing buddy has moved. Love the laminate bags. I want to work with laminate at some point. You've done a great job with using it!

Sasha said...

I love your little bags! I've never sewn with laminate, because it is so expensive!! I just can't make myself buy it!!
p.s. I love the new blog background!

Jean said...

Too bad your sewing friend is moving away. The bags are so cute!

Annie said...

I so know the feeling of seperating from sewing friends. Treasure the memories! Great creations.

wackywoman said...

Darling bags you two made. And, I love the new look to your blog.

Madame Samm said...

Love the bags. love the new look.. Barb...looks very welcoming...

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Great mornings work indeed. Tutorials rock don't they?

Smiles,
Kelly

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your bags look great! I haven't worked with laminated fabric. With the price, it's not something I have bought just because.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Barb, so sorry you will be missing your sewing friend, Field trip!!
LOVE your new blog look! so fresh and fun!

Mrs Yoastie said...

Cute bags. I am on a little bit of a bag/ purse thing at the moment. The are so easy to finish in a morning/day, so satisfying.

Mrs Yoastie said...

Nice bags. I have a bit of a thing for bags at the moment. So satisfying to be able to have a finished item in one morning/ day. BTW I like your new layout