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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sewing and Bargins

This is the diaper bag I made for my daughter- in- law.  I have plans to make her a matching sling.  She chose the fabric and I think it turned out nicely.  

This is the third bag I've made by this pattern and the only hard part is getting the bottom exactly right at the corners.  I use very thick interfacing to make it more sturdy which makes getting all of the layers together at the corners and smooth very difficult.  

I found some bargains on a recent trip to visit friends.  When we go to visit these friends one of the highlights for me is a side trip to a little store called Dirt Cheap.  You never know what you will find there.  This time I found bolts of jersey knit material for $2 a bolt.  Since my husband was with me I limited my purchases to only 5 bolts.  He had too many practical questions like "What are you going to do with all of this material?" and  "Have you ever used this type of material before?"  I can't wait to try it out.

The apron is one of three I found at a little thrift shop on the way home.  Cute, isn't it?


  1. I love the black and white polka dot pattern; it reminds me of Marlie's first BDay outfit. :)

    Love ya

  2. I hope to make some Gymboree style dresses out of some of this. When I get time and figure my serger out again.