I used some textured vinyl for the accents, a fun print for the exterior and an organic cotton I got at Purl Soho for the interior. Lots of hardware and bling on this one.
This was a really interesting sew. Janelle of Emmaline Bags uses really unique construction techniques on her bags and this is no exception.
This was my first time using this particular vinyl. It is flannel-backed. Didn’t really give me any trouble. The exterior is an Allison Glass linen. The lining is a quilting cotton, also by Allison Glass. I used pre-made leather straps.
The Polaris bag and I didn’t get along so well. The linen didn’t want to co-operate at all. I left off the piping called for in the pattern but added an external pocket with a snap closure. I do like it – I like the graphic nature of the red, black and white together. Nice size for a bag, too.
I decided to make it from Essex Linen and some delicious Tula Pink prints. I’m very happy with how this turned out. My first time installing a twist lock and it’s straight!
Added a little bling on the outside and some contrasting fabric and zipper to the internal zippered pocket.
…but a very bad idea for the small white dogs in my life. Stuart does not meet the requirements of “does not bark at things”. Sadly.
On August 13, 2012, I lost the person who was most important to me – my Mum. She was killed in a car accident. Trying to explain the impact her loss has had on my life is impossible. I miss her every day. She gave me my love of fabric and sewing. She taught me how to be independent. I love her so much and I miss having her around to talk to and laugh with. It was a cruel way to lose someone that important and I wasn’t ready to say good-bye; I’m still not.
I’m really excited – just got asked to be one of the 12 AIRdirondack artists this year. What that means is, I’ll be “decorating” an adirondack chair that will then be auctioned off at a gala in September with the proceeds going to Creative Airdrie.
Right now I’m still running ideas around in my head – I THINK there will be a woven pillow involved, and I may weave using the back slates. Not entirely sure. Maybe a quilted piece that goes on the back? Too many options!
The chairs should be delivered next week or the week after. Once I get going, I’ll post project photos here. Stay tuned!
OK – so she’s a trailer, but given my propensity for naming things, it was fitting that she get a great name, too! We just got her and we’re really looking forward to taking her out on an inaugural camping trip. She’s a hybrid, which means that she has a queen size bed at each end that folds down. This means she goes from 16 ft closed to 22 ft open. Really makes a small trailer seem much bigger.
I’m just thrilled that she has a good size shower and a tv/dvd combo! I’m such a princess!