My daughter serves as my tester for several bags. She also loves fabric. When I saw this cute owl fabric by Amy Schimler, I knew it would be a really cool bag for Ana.
The pattern is Chelsea by Venezie Designs. It calls for fusible fleece, which I almost never use. I used some interfacing instead. It finished a little bigger than I thought, but I still like it. Next time, I'll pull the tunnels for the drawstrings down a little bit more.
No pictures of Ruth's Block Exchange because I forgot my camera, which would have been the biggest deal if it weren't for the fact that when I got home, my husband was at the emergency care with our six-year-old, who thought it would be funny to put one of those arts and crafts pom-poms up his nose and blow it out.
Didn't work out quite the way he planned ... it got stuck.
A pair of long tweezers later and he was good to go. I think he learned his lesson, though, because he told me that the doctor said only fingers up your nose. Good advice.
We hand-dyed fabric last week and will post pictures soon.
Also, come back for a give-a-way this weekend!