I've finished up some random projects in the last couple of weeks
. First up, some Sunday bags for my girls.
I modified the same pattern I used to make my new bag- Noodlehead's Campfire Messenger Bag. I made them shorter and wider. I also left out any zippers, internal pockets, and the buckles. I just wanted something simple for them to throw their scriptures, a notebook and a couple of pens into.
They each choose their lining, back pocket and accent fabrics. I gave them a couple of options for the flaps. Ellery choose the parade print I've been hoarding for a couple of years. No worries- I still have plenty left.
Anna went with a patchwork rainbow option. She loves it. I love it. I almost kept it.
They turned out pretty much perfect. Pretty and useful- that's always the goal.
I also finished up a hat made with the leftover yarn from my happy socks.
Details on Ravelry. The kids are fighting over who gets to wear it first once the weather gets cold.
Last up, a mug rug for a Quilt Guild swap. But, I'm not the one who signed up for the swap. Ellery is. She came with me to my last guild meeting and was desperate to participate. So we worked on it together. We looked on Pinterest and she picked out some designs she liked. We narrowed it down to spools of thread.
She picked all the fabrics and helped sew the blocks. For the first time ever was in charge of pressing. I basted, machine quilted, bound and added the decorative hand quilting.
She really enjoyed making it. I mostly did too. I think we'll have to make another joint project soon- this one to keep. I didn't set out to make her a little mini-me. But, like any newbie crafter who crosses my path- if she wants to do it, I'm willing to teach her what she needs to know.