Wednesday, September 3, 2008

latest projects

I made a bunch of backpacks when my sisters came for a visit.  They were for Christmas gifts, I just gave them 6 months early because we used them on a trip to New York. But I forgot to take pictures of the backpacks before I gave them away.  So, here is one I made for myself.  Kind of fun.  And you only need about 1/3 yard fabric to do the whole thing.  I lined it, so it would be 1/3 yard of both fabrics.

I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out.  And really pleased that it used up a ton of my scrap fabrics.  So, this project fits with my attempts of being resourceful and giving something more than one purpose.  Not only does it put the pretty fabric to good use, it cleans up my "creativity corner."  (My dad lovingly labels these kinds of craft supply corners "crap supply" corners.) And as I mentioned in one of my (way) earlier posts, this project also fits with my desire to do handmade gifts this year.  Whatever it is, it's nice to be happy with what you accomplish, and clean up and out all at the same time.  


Holly said...

Hi Summer!!! I think that backpack is very cute!!!! I need a good "crap corner" project myself. I would be VERY pleased if I made a bag and it turned out like that! You have talent.


Andrea said...

Yeah! Another post. I've been waiting to see another of your creations. Always very creative, of course. Love it! Keep it coming.

The Seattle Hills said...

I agree with Annie. Love the bag. Did you create that pattern yourself? I wish I could think that way. Mostly, I think things like, "That store is having a sale on backpacks. It's about time!"

FYI, I love your new blog look. That picture of you and Soph is priceless. I don't think I've seen such a lovely girl. Your Sophia is something!

Justin & Erin Linton Family said...

I love to see other peoples creativity.. It is so much fun to see what other people can do. Way to go. Oh, and no, it was not cape lookout.. That is actually a picture from my back yard... j/k from a pull off of highway 101, next to where we live. Hey, any news on where you are going???
Can't wait to hear.. Keep us in the loop.