Friday, January 29, 2010


I've been on a bag making kick for awhile now. I made several for Christmas gifts, a couple just for me and then made a few more. I LOVE to make bags! Making bags is fun. Making bags are fun ... hmmm ... I think it's - Making bags IS fun. Any hoo ... it's a great way to use up bits and pieces of fabric, try out a new technique, embellish without a huge committment ... it's just fun!

These are 2 little bags that were made from patterns. Often when I use a pattern, I end up either changing it up as I go or make a 2nd (or 3rd) one with lots of changes.
These totes are made from my own pattern. The pink and blue one in the back is made from a chunk of fabric that was too cute to cut. It has fairy frogs on it. The other larger one - I had a Laurel Birch fat quarter and cut out the cats, added strips and quilted it.Here's 2 more from the Laurel Birch fabric. I really LOVE Laurel Birch cats!

What does one do with so many bags? If I love you, you've probably received one (or several) as a gift ... Christmas, birthday, Festivus, Columbus Day ... any holiday deserves a gift. They are starting to pile up though. I think I'm going to try and sell a few at the Southern Comforters Quilt Show in March. That's it for bags - at least for today. And now ... on to babies!!

This is the newest member of our family - my cousin's daughter's son. He's 1 day old. I do LOVE babies - even more than Laurel Birch cats. Next time, I'm going to try and get a picture of his feet. Baby feet are the BEST!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Mary your bags are great. I have only made one hand bag and it was a big undertaking. I like making the totes better. Your Laurel Birch panels are really cute.

Michelle said...

Very cute bags Mary!

Nina... said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!!! (bags and baby!!)

KQuiltyBee said...

Great bags--I have some Laurel Burch cat earrings (20+ years old). I still love them. Of course, babies are better. Thanks for sharing.