I do apologize for my recent absence. between working on Sue/Sam’s to get them ready for release, the Cupcake of the Month, and TTNBC, I’ve also had the flu, have been dealing with more leg issues.. Apparently, according to an Ultrasound I had, I have something called leaking veins. The doctor wants me to have laser surgery that she isn’t sure will even work to resolve the issue. My question is, why should I pay for a surgery that may not work? So, I’m debating it, in the meantime, another sore has cropped up on my foot and I’m working on getting that fixed. Some very bad news came last week when we found out my niece who was asked by her longtime boyfriend to marry him on Christmas day last month, has died last week from blood clots in his lungs. It’s a difficult time and so many bad things happening so far this year that I’m not liking 2019 so far this year. It just seems so wrong for my niece to have to go thru something so tragic.
On another note, my internet is still giving me fits, thus the late posting tonight. I have even had my project done for about two weeks now, so it is frustrating that I went to write my post earlier tonight and kept getting interrupted by the internet shutting down on me.
So, are you curious what I made for this really fun blog hop by Carla at Creatin In The Sticks?
I made this very fun Crazy Patch Bag which is done partially in the hoop of my embroidery machine and then finished on the sewing machine.
The Crazy Patch bag is a design from Kreative Kiwi. I have wanted to make this pattern for ages, but just never got around to it. When I saw the announcement for this blog hop, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
However, I changed this pattern up a bit. I didn’t create the bag as she did in her pattern. She does give you full instructions, but I am used to making bags a certain way and that’s the route I chose to go in making this bag.
In the very middle of the bag in the above image, she placed a monogram, but I chose to make mine a small pocket if you look really closely you can see where the pocket opens at.
I also did something I’ve always wanted to try and that was to make this bag a different design on the other side.
So, I created a stipple design for the backing and the bottom of the bag, I also added a flap to the bag with the stippling and added the letter “M” on the flap in my infamous purple, because those of you who know me, know I always use something purple in my projects.
Because of my foot issues, I have not gotten out to try and find a button for the flap, but that’s all this purse needs is a button. You’d think with the 1000’s of buttons I have, I would be able to find one, but I looked thru all of my cans of buttons and couldn’t find one I liked.
Either or, I love how this bag turned out, I love the idea of the two different designs on the bag, and the flap makes it quite interesting. Her bag doesn’t include a flap, I simply made the flap easily from all the previous bags I’ve done before.
This bag was made with various black scraps of 100% cotton fabric, Sulky White and Purple Rayon Threads, and Aurifil Black thread to sew the bag together. The bags main black fabric for the flap side and the lining are from Island Batik.
What I love most about this bag, is the white looks silverish on the bag, or a light pinkish color… I think that’s pretty cool.
The other bloggers sharing with me today are:
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