Friday, January 04, 2008

A very cute little bag for Anri

I made this little bag for Andrew's girlfriend Anri just a few days before Christmas. It is Amy Butler fabric. I got the pattern from the SewMamaSew blog - 30 days of gifts. Love this little bag!!! I plan on making more. Here is the for the Box bag I decided to edit this post and add the link. I would like to note that if you are using a 12 inch zipper it is better to cut the fabric more like 13 inches or 12 1/2 inches. And sew the ends completely shut and measure to do the 45 degree seam.

I filled it with sewing notions for her. Andrew bought her a sewing machine for her birthday in November and she is hoping to sew herself a Messenger bag from the pattern book I bought for her in Cannon Beach. I bought her an iron for Christmas. Andrew said she was VERY excited about the iron!

The big thing that happened this week is I sat on my sunglasses!! I bought these sunglasses in 1997. I loved these sunglasses. But I guess 11 years for one pair of sunglasses is pretty good.

So my big task on January 2nd was getting a new pair of sunglasses. In 1997 I had the laser eye surgery - and my vision went from 20/200 to 20/20. For anyone who wears glasses -- I was a - 7.25 prescription. The one side effect I found from the laser eye surgery was my eyes became quite sensitive to bright sunlight and I really needed the sunglasses - especially when driving. And I also found that I needed a good pair of Polaroid lenses that really cut the glare. So when I bought my sunglasses I really took care of them and made sure I didn't leave them in some restaurant or sit on them -- LOL!!!

So after I bought myself sme new sunglasses I made myself a sunglass case from the left over Amy Butler fabric.

I also made Anri a sunglass case. I put the striped fabric that is inside the bag on the inside of her case - but I put a bit of flannel on the inside of my case. It was a really easy and quick pattern to make up -- I think I will make more!!

And another exciting thing --- Tonight as I was on MSN and getting my blog post ready I got to talk to my friend Andrea from Argentina. She is on holiday right now in Buenos Aries visiting family but she is from the very south part of Argentina -- an island called Tierra del Fuego. We met through our blogs and it is so exciting to actually talk to her live on MSN. So I would like to say Hi and wish her a fantastic trip for the rest of her holiday.


  1. Great bag and SG case. Too bad about the crunching of your eleven year old fave pair. I hate it when things like that happen! Happy New Year, Pam!

  2. Oh dear - it's terrible to crunch an old friend! LOL - I leaned over an ocean cliff once and my best old sunglasses fell off my face into the surf 50 feet down - maybe it's the Universe telling us we need to change?
    Thank you for the website - I've had my eyes open for that pettern for some time now with no luck. Yours is so pretty in those fabrics!

  3. Wow Pam, that bag is super cute, I'm going to try and find that website, I'd like to give one of those a try. i love the fabric too.
    Isn't the world becoming so much smaller, we get to 'meet' all these wonderful people and see windows into other lives. It's just amazing.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Love the bag and sunglass case Pam. Those Amy Butler fabrics r beautiful!!! 11 years from one pair of sunglasses, is great!!! I tend to lose a pair a year, so i try not to get to attached to them lol

  5. That is one cute bag! Love the fabric! I guess it was time to get a new pair of shades! ;o) Hum... are you guys still working on your laptop? Have a great day!

  6. Cute bag and eyeglass holder - very cute, indeed.

  7. Very cute bag and glasses holder. I am very impressed that you have had the same sunglasses for that long. I either lose or break mine at least two or three times a year. I can't even count how many times I have gone back into a restaurant looking for my glasses and found them hanging from my shirt.