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.