Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sewing Night 08 #1

I have been lax in posting, as this happened almost a month ago now. It's amazing how fast the time goes by nowadays! I work less at my job, but I feel like I'm just as busy, even when the baby sleeps most of the day.

I need to schedule another sewing night as there were a few friends who weren't able to make it. Hmmm, when's a good night for you?

Everyone went home with a brand new, gorgeous shopping bag and a little more sewing knowledge. One of the girls even came with having never sewn before in her life and she did a fabulous job!

(She also discovered that her baby fit perfectly in her bag...why didn't I think of that!?)

We also got a quick tutorial on how to make Baby Legs--which we were super excited about! I've been keeping a lookout for inexpensive knee-high socks. It's a very easy, 10 minute project and keeps your baby's legs nice and toasty.

(Come to think of it, I have a pair that I was just about to throw away because they have holes in the toes...Baby Legs!)

It was a great night of food, friends, fun & sewing! I love setting up a couple extra tables in my dining room, pulling out the extension cords, my boxes of thread and accessories, piling snacks, wine and juice on the buffet table and enjoying a project with friends.

It made me think I would really enjoy teaching a sewing class. I wonder how I would set something like that up?

Thanks to everyone who came and participated! I had a blast and I hope you did too!

How's next month looking for you? I could have some working on a grocery bag and come up with another project as well...

Just a quick note to keep on the look out. I know you all are wanting one of these great bags--they are amazing to use for shopping as you can fit tons in them and they will last a very long time without breaking.

I'm going to be making a bunch of them next week and hosting a giveaway so be sure to stay tuned!


sarah cool said...

i love how jean is concentrating in one of the early pictures!!! :) you guys are too cute. love the bags!

Hillary said...

HA! I was totally gonig to comment on Jean's great "concentrating face" too!

The bag are super cute! If I can't get in on the sewing nights or potential class - I'd TOTALLY sign up for that if I was closer! - I'll enter the giveaway for sure! :P hehehe!

Andria said...

I love these, how cool!

What pattern are you using? I've looked in the pattern books around here but haven't seen anything like this. I'd love to make a few for me.

I think you should totally teach a class. Maybe you could set it up through your local fabric store.

Best of luck!

anne said...

Hey Andria, I didn't know you were still around! I think I lost your blog address or something.

I'll email you the pattern. You actually use a plastic grocery bag as a pattern piece!

Andria said...

Thank you SO much Anne! I love this idea and I can't wait to get to the fabric store to pick out what I need to get started.

I haven't actually broadcasted that I'm back blogging because I wanted to make sure that I could keep up with it first. Still, I've missed everyone.

Btw, your daugther is ADORABLE! Such a little lady!

Thanks again for the pattern, you're awesome!

anne said...

No problem! Happy to help spread the green love!

She is awful cute, isn't she... ;)

I'll try to stay updated on what you have going on!

Jean said...

I'm totally in for another sewing night. name date and time. i'm there.

that was my "pretend concentrating face". ok...maybe not. :) though I did become good friends with Good Enough. We're really close now.

Kat said...

OMG...I want to live closer to you! BTW - now that you are getting your mojo back I was wondering if you would be interested in a bag order? I need a replacement for the bag you made me last year!

anne said...

I'd be happy to make you another bag! Just tell me what kind and colors you'd like and I'll whip something fabulous up for you! :)