Thursday, March 18, 2010

My First All-Nighter in Years

Two weeks ago, for the first time in at least five years, I stayed up all night working on a project. I admit it wasn't exactly a true all-nighter because I didn't actually stay up and see the sun rise, I went to bed around five in the morning and slept until ten. (Ah, the luxuries of an unemployed husband who is able to get up and feed breakfast to our child who slept until about nine in the morning anyway.) I can't explain exactly why I did this to myself but I think I was just having a really good time. I wanted so badly to get this sewing project done and see how it turned out that I didn't want to stop. My sewing time is a bit limited since it's impossible to have everything out while Sofie is awake (hot iron + rotary cutting tool + pins + sewing machine balanced precariously on a TV tray = DANGER for a rambunctious, very curious twenty-two month old). I also knew that I had the day off the next day and would be able to mostly catch up on whatever sleep I was depriving myself of.

So, here it is, the fruits of my madness. I learned a lot and have some ideas for changes I'm going to make next time- heavier interfacing for the body of the bag and I don't think I'm going to bother with the plastic clip thing. Also, the bag needs to be just a little bigger to hold all of my stuff that I think I have to carry around. Overall, I'm very pleased with this end result though.








5 comments:

Andrea said...

Katie, this is amazing!!! Great job. I really like it. Hope you are making extras of all these projects for your shop....especially the journals. (hint hint)

so many thoughts said...

Well done! I love the patterns on the fabric. And great choice putting them all together! Also I love your fotos of them bag! Well done, I will have to get some tips from you!

emily said...
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emily said...

Wow! I always knew you were creative, but you've outdone yourself! It makes sense that when we did crafts as kids, yours always looked better! :)

Katie K said...

Thanks for your encouragement guys! I am currently trying to get some sewn items up in my etsy store. I kinda wanted to test a few of them out myself to see how they stood up to everyday use. So far so good!