Wednesday, January 27, 2010

projects



On the way home from school today, Andrew listed the things I "need to do". He said, "Mommy, first you need to make scones. Then you need to work on a project. Then you need to get on the computer. Then make more scones and work on another project!"

And frankly, my friends, that sounds about right.



Here was today's project. I finished up a bag I've been working on for Kirsten. For Christmas I gave her an IOU for a MamaBag. She had been looking for one for a while and I offered to make her one as a Christmas present. She liked the idea and met me at a fabric store one rainy Sunday to pick out her fabrics. We discussed sizes and pockets and closures. We looked at patterns from Sew Liberated and I added a little of my own ideas in there too.

And here she is.

About three sizes bigger than I initially envisioned. But, you know, after Kirsten stows diapers, cups, snacks, and toys in here, she still might need a place to put Tess. And I'm sure Tess would fit inside just fine.

17 comments:

Eric said...

Kirsten gets all the good stuff! :) :)
Eric

Seeking La Loba said...

Robyn, it's beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on it. :)

I'm such a lucky recipient of your sewing projects.

Mama V said...

What an awesome bag! It looks so professional! Did you have fun making it? And great fabric choices, you two! Lovin' the elephant!

And did you use old LL Bean bag parts, or do they sell those handy snap thingies somewhere?

Kirsten, let us know how you like it! It looks like the perfect bag!

Mama V said...

Wait, you made scones TWICE today?! That Andrew is such a slave driver! ;)

Robyn said...

"Wait, you made scones TWICE today?!" No...I didn't make any today. I just thought it was funny (and sort of insightful) that "making scones", "doing projects" and "going on the computer" were on his list of things I typically do. It just must seem to him that I am ALWAYS making scones, doing projects and on the computer. ;)

Stacey and Jayson Lavers said...

I love it! Another job well done, you amazing girl!

Miss Vicki said...

Wow Robyn, that bag is awesome!! The fabrics are great and I love the compartments! Good job!!

Miss Vicki said...

Did you make the toy as well? People will be stopping Kirsten on the street asking where she got it. (Oh, maybe they don't do that in NYC)

Deb said...

The bag is gorgeous and your work is outstanding. I'm sure your friend will love using this!

Rhona said...

I was just thinking how lovely that bag is. Well done Robyn, it looks fantastic. Kirsten certainly is a lucky lady!

Anonymous said...

This bag rocks, I LOVE it. I might need to put an order in.

-Steph

Goes On Runs said...

love it. i can only aspired.

Liv said...

Oh my goodness I would pay good money for that bag! I love it, good job!

firefly said...

I adore Etsuko Furuya! You could tie up a pouch on the end of a stick a la Huck Finn, and with this fabric, I'd still think it was gorgeous.

firefly said...

This is is from Echino--the same line I was looking at for my kitchen curtains. Lovelovelove it!

firefly said...

Also, I am totally eager for something to show up in your Etsy shop! :) I've checked three times in the last week!

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