Friday, December 19, 2008
What I Did on This Snow Day
We woke up to a full foot of new snow this morning--enough to solidly shut down the whole Milwaukee area. What could be better than a bonus three day weekend right before Christmas? I for one can use the time!
We all thought last winter was bad... We're running ahead on snow so far this season. Local kids have already had three snow days. And I might point out that it isn't even officially winter yet. Sigh.
I had been itching to make some of the Artful Eco Bags from Quilting Arts Gifts, and had been thinking they would be a good use for some of my African fabrics. I got down to business and turned out a bunch of them today.
They'll make cute and useful gifts for a few people on my list.
I made a couple modifications in the pattern. I made the facing much deeper, sewing it completely down, all around, inside the bag. (I really dislike loose facings flopping around.) And I don't get to use my serger all that often; here was a perfect serger project.
These bags make terrific use of a yard of splashy-print fabric. With ribbon ties, they're compact for carrying in a tote, to be whipped out and filled up at the supermarket.
Holiday gift sewing--done.