(Sad, my machine pre-fix, with my broken needle off to the left...it's a much happier machine now!)
With my sewing machine finally fixed, I've been able to finish up a couple of projects recently. I'm especially happy with the library bag and know that Ella-Bean and I will put it to good use shortly (she's already a little bookworm - hooray!)
For the napkins, I used two packs of fat quarters and bit more, making 6 napkins all together. This was an easy and economic way to mix some fun fabrics! My favorites are the ones with poppies and red ric-rac edging - love love!
For the bag I used remnant fabric...that turned out to be outdoor fabric. Whoops! The good news is that it wipes off easy, the bad news is that I melted it a bit with my iron (since it is 100% plastic). The graphic is supposed to be a stack of books. I hand stitched the "covers" with yellow thread and used a zig-zag stitch in white to do the "pages". I think they turned out OK...
Shhhhhh...here is our bunting (and our bed, we have reclaimed cabinet doors as our headboard, I plan on painting them navy blue some day). I think it's super cute...a little too cutesy for Ben, so it will be moving into Ella's room once I find a space for it. I'd like to make her one the reads, "Goodnight Moon," though those letters were a pain to sew!!
Pssst...as it turns out, sewing is completely addictive! Make a couple of projects that turn out well and you too will be bitten by the bug!!!