My bathroom is blue, and now I have a purse to match! So…a bathroom photo shoot.

Look at how nice my purse looks in here!


Our lady of Guada-LOO-pe.  It’s the February bag-of-the-month, the Hyacinth Bag, from Sew Sweetness.  I bought this fabric knowing I would find a perfect project for it.  I can always do blue.


I like the way this bag sits next to the body.  In this case, a foam body with really pointy boobs.  You should thank me for making sure those didn’t show up in the photo.  Do you like my little splashing waves made of tiles?

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I am also digging the adjustable strap.  I can wear it cross-body, two hands free.   Ooh, think of the browsing I can do when both my hands are free!


The lining is so darn cute!  Coordinating fabric from Kanvas, obviously.  Teeny little gold shots in the roses.  Color, not liquor shots.


It’s hard to tell that this is the across-the-body shot, because I worked so hard to leave out the boobies.  But it is.

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Under the flap, we have all the built-ins.  Coin pocket, card holders.


This is the back side of the bag.  That one lady is doing pretty good, considering the fact that she has been bisected by a blue zipper.

My sister in law is already trying to lay claim to this beauty, but I think I need to give it a test drive.  I feel like if I am carrying this bag, the force will be with me.  I’ll let you know how that works out.

Live long and prosper.

Pardon the interruption, this blue bag budged in line and is screaming for attention.

Give that fabric a break for one day, and look what happens!


After leaping from one backpack right into a second backpack, I decided to take a short break.  From backpacks.  I’ll finish that coral beauty soon.

I joined the Bag of the Month Club over at Sew Sweetness.  You can still get in on this cool deal, six new purse patterns, one each month, January through June.  The February pattern is by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness.  This is called the Hyacinth Bag.


This is the front of the bag with the flap already finished and attached.  Sara added some cool details – a coin pocket and three credit card slots.


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Hope my topstitching can hold up in the close-ups!  And it is not an optical illusion – there are two saints hovering over that zipper.  Have I mentioned that I love putting in zippers?  And how pretty is this fabric?  It’s Lady of Guadalupe by Kanvas.


Shaka Hula Fork Dude is holding the back of the purse with a – wait for it – zipper!  That’s where I’ll keep my ginormous new phone.  And Shaka Hula Fork Dude has something he wants to say…


Hi Linda!

OMG, you haven’t even seen the lining yet!  You’ll just have to suffer until tomorrow.

Now go make something pretty!

My new travel bag. Do you think the Mayans drank tequila?


I love the way this bag turned out!  Probably because the fabric is just so amazing.  Made by Alexander Henry, it is called Contigo.  Apparently that means “with you” in Spanish.  I also looked up “me equivoque,” which means “I was wrong.”  So now I suppose I’ve got a carry-on offering apologies from the ancient Mayans.  I guess they felt the need to apologize to that woman who fainted from the excitement of becoming a human sacrifice.  Or something like that.  See the tequila bottle to the left of then agave plant?



What a great pattern!  I used the Aragon Bag pattern by Sew Sweetness.  You can buy it here:  I made a few modifications so it will work for me.  I left off the front pocket, since I didn’t want my handsome Mayan bisected with a flap.  Although I had no problem bisecting Our Lady with a zipper.


I also made it two inches deeper, so hopefully I can cram enough in it for my weekend in Waikiki.  I put a sturdy layer in the bottom and attached six feet so it doesn’t get airport cooties on it in transit.

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Rustled up some charming little fellows for the interior.  I don’t think you can ever have too many zip pockets.


Looking forward to field testing this next Friday.  Hopefully it will scare away some little kids in the airport.  Hmmm…I wonder what other cool things I could make with Contigo fabric?

Stay crafty, my friends.

If I had that headdress I’d be a Rockette.

I just got an idea yesterday that I needed a cute travel bag.  So I overthought it for awhile  And decided to make the Aragon Bag, a pattern by Sew Sweetness.


Well this fabric is just pretty darn awesome.  At first I called her Mary, then I figured out she is Our Lady of Guadalupe.  But I am just tickled that she now has a green zipper passing through her breasticular area.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to like this bag.  Though I don’t think it’s big enough for a weekend getaway.  And in an astonishing turn of events, the darling Miss O declared her undying love for the project in it’s infancy.  I think she thinks it should be hers.  There might be a tussle.


Okay.  This dude just plain makes my day.  The guy on the right, the one with the hella good hair/feather headdress.  And how ’bout that skeletal dude with the shot, the one who looks like he’s wearing a zipper pull as a monocle?  But really, you should check out the zippers.  There is something intrinsically satisfying about having awesome, colorful zippers sitting around just waiting to be inserted.  In fabric.  Through Mayans.

I think this might be a whole bag tomorrow.  And I know just the person to model it for the photo shoot.

Stay crafty, my friends.