I’m considering myself to be quite lucky! A couple of weeks ago I won a giveaway (sewing machine feet) from Saturday Night Stitch. (Thank you again!) And now…
sewtakeahike recently had a giveaway on her blog … and you guessed it… I won!
I had my eyeballs on the “Runaround Bag” pattern from noodlehead that was part of her giveaway, thinking that one can never have too many handbags, purses, etc. Before my RTW Fast, I couldn’t walk into a handbag store without buying something. Co-workers, friends and my sisters would strategically place themselves between me and the handbag store entrance to make sure I didn’t make a run for it or try to Ninja past them!
I wasn’t too sure what the contents of the book, “handmade style” by noodlehead, the other part of sewtakeahike’s giveaway, would reveal, but I’m always keen on anything to do with sewing!
Looking at the table of contents, I was pleasantly surprised to find to find a variety of things.
There is a pattern and detailed instructions for this bag, the “Zip Top Tote”. It would be quite handy for holding my books, magazines, and iPad so that I could keep up with the sewing articles and blogs I love to read while commuting to and from work.
And, I have yet to make a wallet for myself! Here’s the “Double Zip Wallet”. (Actually, I wouldn’t mind that cup of coffee right now neither!)
Now, just so you know, I haven’t tried the bag pattern or anything from the book yet. But as usual, when I do, I’ll be sure to let you know what I think!
I was just thinking today that my RTW Fast is going quite well. I have not purchased anything RTW since well before my pledge in January of this year. The only things I can think of that I haven’t hand-made for myself yet are:
- bras (otherwise known as those torture devices, booby traps, over the shoulder boulder holders?)
- knickers (pants, undies, bloomers?)
- dress/work pants (trousers?)
- nylons, tights, socks
- a wallet
I have handmade everything else. If I do make myself a bra or knickers you will hear about it, but I will probably never show them off on the internet (too shy!). The dress/work pants are quickly rising to the number 1 position on my “sewing to do” list. Nylons, tights, socks? I can’t knit or crochet or anything similar to that. I really admire people who are skilled in that way! I am never going to be a shoe maker. How about some slippers? Now I have a wallet pattern, that is a possibility!
Needless to say, I am feeling good about my RTW Fast! 🙂 Are you doing the RTW Fast? Are you thinking about doing it next year?
Well, back to my sewing. I am “this close” (imagine me holding my thumb and index finger 1 mm apart) to finishing the first garment, a skirt, in my “Sister’s Sewing Projects” first mentioned here. When I have finished her skirt, I’ll be sure to show you!