I secretly worked on little projects last spring.. some in the summer, a bit in the fall and then a mad rush in December.... because my little projects were Xmas and Birthday gifts for my family and friends.
While I was graced with my sister's fantastic sewing machine and fun threads,
I started sewing little signature blocks, and tucking them away with all my nieces, sister in law
s, mother in laws and some of my friends names on them.
I picked away at finding fun fabrics to match, and fun buttons to accent.
Then I started making my "take a long" bags in the fall, and my little H1N1 vacation set me back quite a bit but with my sister's gentle encouragement, I picked away, 20 minutes at a time.. and finished all my little bags for family and friends.In all, I made 12, I think. They were so fun to make and even better to give. The theme of the bags I made were black on the outside, with fun zipper panels, and fun, bright fabrics on the inside. I chose to make them black so that the bright threads in the their "names" would pop. My sister is making some right now for all her little grandkids... so head to her blog to catch a peek at some really cute Take A Longs made with fun fabrics on the outside.