Friday, January 6, 2012

A Hopeful New Year

Happy New Year! As usual I’m a little late on the bandwagon, but my sentiments are just as heartfelt. I hope you all enjoyed a very happy holiday season. We had a good, although quiet Christmas and New Year. Albeit sad, missing our sweet baby MacKensie. Her mom kept her from her dad and us throughout the holidays. We haven’t seen her since mid November, and we are all feeling the strain. I spent most of December sick with one thing or another, finally ending up with shingles, for the second time in six months. I guess that’s what stress will do! I’m finally on the mend, and am trying to have a positive outlook for the new year.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do as much sewing for Christmas as I had intended, but I was able to make a bag for my nan. I based it on the "She carries flowers" bag by Sachiko of Tearose Home. I’m very happy with the result, and nan loves it! Unfortunately the only pictures I have are a few I took the night I finished it to quickly email to my daughter. I had planned on taking more before I mailed it off, but naturally I forgot!
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It was fun to make, and I incorporated quite a few different flowers and leaves. It is lined with a burgundy floral print, with one inside pocket.  Nan plans to use it as a knitting bag, so I know it will be well used, as she always has something on the needles!
I finished another project for her today that I will blog about in the next day or so. It involves even more flowers.  It is a lovely aqua colour, and I’d love to keep it for myself! I do have fabric left over, so maybe…….lol.
Happy sewing!

I'm joining these parties,

tatertots and jello weekend wrapup
check me out saturday at a vision to remember
saturday night special at funky junk interiors
saturday spotlight at craft envy
shine on fridays at one artsy mama
sew and tell saturday with sew country chick
market yourself monday at sumo's sweet stuff
more the merrier monday at diy home sweet home
sew cute tuesday at creative itch


  1. Hi Anna! Your bag turned out so nicely and it looks like you enjoyed making it. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog, I really appreciate it. ;)

  2. How fun! Would you consider sharing this project at my party, going on now?

  3. What a beautiful bag! I love that you used so many different styles of flowers. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts. I am sad to hear that such a happy family time was tarnished.

  4. ooh I love your bag ! It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I've seen that bag! I bookmarked it as something to try one day (along with "she wears flowers") yours is so pretty!