November 4, 2014

He's Back ....






Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.  I am feeling about the same.  Rheumatologist appointment is tomorrow finally.  Maybe there will finally be a plan of action.

I have been pushing myself to sew even when I don't feel like it.  It takes me so much longer and that is frustrating but I have always found a peaceful place when I am sewing.  I am behind on my orders but all of them are for Christmas so customers have been so understanding.

I have accomplished a few things.  I finished a Bigger On the Inside Drawstring Backpack in black and white fabric with blocks of cities on it.  It was delivered before I took photos.  How did I let that happen???

I, also, finished a test bag for Christine at Chris W Designs.  But I can't show you that yet until it is released.  So far you haven't had to look at too many pictures yet, have you??

Finally, I just completed an order for a customer .  It is the Convertible Bag from Sewing With Mrs H.  And she wanted it in......yoga frog.




I love this bag.  It is fun to make and not only is it a cross body or shoulder bag, it can be turned into a backpack.  You just unhook the strap, thread it through the fabric tunnel on the back of the bag and hook them on to the d rings on the bottom of the back of the bag.  You can get the pattern here.

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  1. No need to apologize for slowness! I'm just glad you're still able to sew some and enjoy that "peaceful place". I do hope you get a helpful plan tomorrow and that your life becomes easier soon.

    That looks like a great bag! Those frogs are so funny. :)

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    1. Thanks. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

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  2. I'm glad you've been able to sew. Nice froggy bag!

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    1. Thanks, Norma. Not as productive but getting a little done.

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  3. Slow and steady wins the race...oh, that was the turtle not frog ..LOL
    Regardless, he is adorable !
    Hang in there...you'll have good days and you will enjoy them even more!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. It is so true about the good days. Looking so forward to having a few good days thrown in.

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  4. Nice froggy fabric, make me smile. I'm that you can sew a little. A big hug

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    1. Thanks, Lorena. Sewing is worth fighting for.

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  5. Cool bag. Prayers for you to get some relief. Hugs!

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  6. Love that yoga frog fabric. That bag looks great in the frog yoga fabric too. Looking forward to seeing your Serendipity Hip bag. I just posted mine on my blog a few minutes ago, since I saw the pattern has been released.

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  7. Hope your appointment goes well. I love the yoga frog too. I also bought the pattern from Mrs H but have yet to make it because of supplies are difficult to find. Mrs H the cost and shipping from the UK is not worth it. The Etsy Hong Kong supplies make me a little nervous. Are they trust worthy? Is there a local source (cleveland area) or the good US source for purse findings? Any help from anyone is appreciated.

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    1. Kelly, I've ordered from Hong Kong with great success and no issues. Maybe you can try it by starting with a smaller order and see how it goes. Tandy Leather is another place to order from that has a good variety of hardware--maybe they have a store in your area, too, that you can go to in person (I am fortunate to have one in mine).

      Krista

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    2. same here.
      No problem with supplies from hong Kong/china. Tandy leather has a lot of supplies too - which they probably source from hong kong/china....
      Finally - cannibalize a purse/bag from thrift store/garage sale. That's where I get most of my hardware. It's so expensive new and this way - I am re-purposing hardware which sits better with my ethos.

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  8. It's good to see "him" again, Marilyn! I remember when you were making bags with him before--I actually went out and found the fabric based on your inspiration. I still have it--waiting for the right project to come along, I guess! :).

    I hope that your appointment went well, too--it's really good to see the projects that you're currently doing. Praying that you get some definitive answers and encouragement today!

    Krista

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  9. Hope everything goes well for you Marilyn. I love this bag too and the fabric is just adorable. Looking forward to seeing your other bags.

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  10. Perfect bag for yoga frog fabric. Very well done. Prayers for today!

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