My sister and one of my sisters-in-law have birthdays this month, so I have been sewing and knitting a few items to include in their birthday packages.
I made another Heather Ross Everything Tote using decor -weight fabric from Alexander Henry’s Copenhagen. I love this print since it reminds me of something I would find by Marimekko. I picked this up at JP Knit and Stitch earlier in the summer and think I need get a bit more. For the lining, I used a print from Anna Maria Horner’s Chocolate Lollipop from my stash.
With the extra fabric, I made a little weekend travel bag. I know the zipper and the lining don’t really match, but I used what I had in the house. I still think it works together.
I also knit another pair of Fetching Wrist Warmers in cream using one ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.
You can’t really tell in this photo, but the top has such a nice drape in the voile. I’m tempted to make one for myself. I suppose it is a good thing my sister and I live almost two thousand miles away from each other, so we wouldn’t have to worry about being seen together wearing the same top. Oh, the horror!
I added two pockets on the inside and used fabric from Aneela Hoey’s Sherbert Pips for the lining.
For the other bag, I used decor-weight fabric by Ty Pennington.
I let H. and J. pick out the lining from my stash. They unanimously chose Lotus Full Moon Polka Dot by Amy Butler.
I didn’t check the test square until I had already cut out fabric for two bags (tisk tisk). My print out was about a inch smaller than it should have been. Sewing with smaller seam allowances didn’t remedy the matter either. I went ahead and sewed the two reversible bags. One will go to my sister and the other will go in my gift pile.
I want to make a larger one, so I’ll be adding that to my ever growing sewing queue.