There are some things I like to crochet and there are other things I'd like to sew. I've recently come to realize that although I love the market-style bags that others crochet so well, I would much rather sew them, so that is what I set out to do.
A few years ago, I made myself a bag out of an ethnic print upholstery fabric and lined it with black linen. Why? It was what I had in the house. (You know when I get trapped in, I must find something to craft, so I did.) Once my cousin gave out those red pins for Christmas - the ones that mean that money was donated to help the "AIDS in Africa" effort. That was the pin I used on this bag I made and I received lots of compliments. Recently I decided to make more of these bags, but in different fabrics.
I was all set yesterday, had my denim outer material cut out and the lining too. I was working on the pocket when....POP! That was the sound of my sewing needle hitting the pin that held the pocket in place. After replacing the needle with a spare (not even the same one), my bobbin was acting weird. Today I got to the Singer repair shop right before closing to find out that....my bobbin timing was off and I would have to wait to this weekend at the earliest to get my machine back!!!! So, there goes my bags.
Back to crocheting? No, I've decided that the needle breaking was just a sign that I need to tidy up loose ends around here, do things that I've been neglecting to do, and upload items that have already been made. Remember, I've got to meet my deadline.
With that being said, today I listed 3 notecard collections (sets of 8) and a single notecard. All are my own photography prints. I've got something in mind for each season, but I'm playing around with presentation ideas.
27 down, 6 more to go.