Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two Make & Takes and a Finish-Finish

Little House Needleworks
Traveling Stitcher

The good news is that I finally finish-finished it-see the 2010 date.  The bad news is that this was supposed to be a project bag with a FRONT zipper.  Uh-huh, I was worried about putting the zipper in and that went great, BUT I got the front and the back mixed up and the stitched insert would have been curving around the bottom!!  That's what I get for trying something new and not doing a "practice" version first. (Notice that I am not showing the back-yes, I had to put an extension on the back-grr....)
What about the matching needlebook that is also stitched and ready for finishing you ask? 
As Scarlett said "Tomorrow is another day"

Remember the LQS that is holding monthly make and take classes?  Here is my latest finish for July.  shhh...... I will not tell you that this was my third attempt at getting it right. 
Another Make and Take for ...April??  The goal is to have the project completed during the 3 hr class.  I actually missed this class and finished it at home. 
One more Make and Take is nearly finished and I will share it soon. And I got enough fusible interfacing today to do several FRONT zippered project bags, so I will give it another try.

Have a great weekend!


mdgtjulie said...

Good luck with your bags. I think the one you did is lovely, even if you did have to put an extension on the back!! Great make and takes too! Grats on all your finishes!!

Myra said...

I think your project bag looks great as does your little heart pillow. Like they say, 3rd times a charm. :o)

Nancy said...

Your little bag looks great! Love that pillow and your make and take is so cute!

Gabi said...

Beautiful finishes. All 3 look gorgeous.

Teresa said...

Love all your finish and your new zipper bag. Go to and click on don't fear the zipper. She has a great tutorial on a zipper pouch. I have made 3 since I saw it. She also has one on the tissue holder, have made several.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Cathy B said...

Teresa, I think your traveling stitcher looks pretty good!

Siobhán said...

I think your Traveling Stitcher looks great! I can't tell you how many times I've done stuff like that. I am afraid to do my own finishing because last time I decided I'd sew together a simple pinkeep--no trim, no muss, no fuss. I marked everything with pencil, both cutting and sewing lines, and then whacked off one side right next to the stitching with my rotary cutter. I couldn't believe it. I guess it's a good thing I like the primitive look. ;P Your bag looks great!

LOVE your make & takes, too! You did a great job.

Have a great weekend!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your traveling bag looks great with a top zipper! I like your quilted pillow. Have fun with more Make and Take classes!

Giovanna said...

Very cute finishes! The bag looks wonderful, despite your mishap :-)

Christine said...

I think your project bag looks wonderful, having the zip in the back doesn't sound like a mistake to me

Lainey said...

Three gorgeous finishes!