August 20, 2014

Last Sewing Project Before the Festival






Things got busy last week before the festival and I didn't have a chance to show you the last bag I made before I had to finally quit sewing for a few days.  My hubby does "inventory" on my bags before the holidays and before shows. 

Him:  "You got enough, Bellas?"
Me:  "Only 2 left."
Him:  "Sugar and Spices?"
Me:  "Down to 1."
Him:  "You really think that is going to be enough?"
Me:  "No, but I only have today and tomorrow left to sew."
Him: "You need to have at least one to display for orders."
Me:  "I know, it's not my first rodeo."
Him:  "What happens if someone buys the last Sugar and Spice?"
Me: "Guess I should try to make another one with the time I have left."

So I did and this blog is about that bag.....but it is also about telling my hubby he was right.  I know, I know...it is hard sometimes but I sold what would have been my last Sugar and Spice bag early on in the festival and I would have been Sugar and Spiceless!  Thanks, honey!

Thanks to Christine, too, at Chris W Designs because these two bags continue to be my best sellers.

You can buy the Sugar and Spice pattern here and the Bella pattern here.

Speaking of these 2 patterns, a Bella bag that I made last November or December inspired this Sugar and Spice Bag.  I used the same 2 fabrics on Bella and loved the combo.  I thought it would be just as great on the Sugar and Spice.  Both bags give you that "peek" of the lining and I like it to be a little unexpected.





That's all for today.  I'm working on some orders from the festival and I can't wait to tell you the story behind one of the orders that I am doing.  I'll share that on my Around the World Blog on Monday.

14 comments:

  1. Another beautiful bag, and great fabric combination! I love that your husband gets involved with your bag business.

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    1. He even goes fabric shopping with me!

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  2. Marilyn sounds like you have a good one..your husband I mean, lol!! Beautiful S&S bag fabrics! Looking forward to seeing the bags you are making for your orders and hearing the story too.

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    1. He is the best!! Celebrating our 25th anniversary next week.

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  3. So glad it went well. Love your bella bag especially with the leather straps. I must try that one. I still use my bella bag from when I tested it and love it.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. I love the Bella pattern.

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  4. Great fabrics for the Sugar and Spice! With the rivets and (faux?) leather it looks so professional! I have to make more of those. I have so many patterns that sometimes I forget about some. Is funny that your hubby knows the name of patterns!! Great! Happy 25th Anniversary! We've been married for 28!! Have a nice one!

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    1. Thanks, Norma. I really do love this pattern. I'll make more soon.

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  5. Marilyn this bag is gorgeous !!! I love those colours

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    1. Thanks, Lorena. I love this bag pattern, too. One of my favorites from Christine.

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    1. Thanks, Judith. This fabric is a favorite of mine, too, especially with red.

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  7. Love this fabric combo, Marilyn! It is just beautiful!

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