Tick Tock, it's 3 o'clock. In the morning. Guess who was still up sewing?
This girl! I haven't had a late night sewing marathon in ages. It was awesome!
On Tuesday I noticed my LQS posted pictures on Facebook of some Melody Miller's Ruby Star Rising fabric she picked up at Spring Quilt Market. The gift certificate I received for Mother's Day was burning a hole in my pocket as soon as I saw that! It's a fabric line I've drooled over a long time, but never justified buying any. The gift certificate was like a permission slip to indulge!
Paired with some fabric I left over from some other projects and Anna at www.noodle-head.com's 421 Tote Pattern , this is what I came up with:
I mixed it up a bit, adding just one zipper on the front since it played nice on an angle next to the clock.
Instead of a regular pocket for the inside that the pattern called for, I added a zipper pocket to keep my stuff more secure.
On the front zipper I added a fun zipper pull. Using a washer, a metal die alphabet set, and a hammer I added the word "JOY" to the washer. I drew over the letters with a Sharpie marker and then rubbed off the excess, leaving the black settled into the letters to make the word stand out a bit more.
It's a great pattern - easy to follow and a fun design!
I plan on making more of these totes... next one up will be for the camp that we used to work for. They are having a silent auction this summer and I was asked to make something for it. One of these would be a fun addition!
Now to gear up for a sleepy day ahead.... I'll probably be asleep on the couch before 7pm tonight!