Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Toys!

Well, sort of!  I received two packages in the mail yesterday and felt like a kid who got new toys!  They were both full of fabric - what could be better!??!  Valerie sent me some "left overs" from making vests and bandanas for Steve and Kat.  The canvas (the red and the khaki) is awesome - great quality and richly saturated colors - and the cottons are fun and bright and perfect for Hold the Phone! Bags!

She also threw in some red webbing that should be just about the right length for the strap on a Deeve Bag!  Many thanks, Valerie!!! 

Next up... I really did have a moratorium on buying new fabric.  Really, I did!  But Laura over at Over the Rainbow had a great sale going, plus 10% off through her newsletter...  OK, let me just show you what I got.  Here is the first one:


I had purchased some of that same batik locally and used most of it in Kathie's Super Shopper;  I LOVED how it went with so many things.  I was so happy to see Laura had some!
I fell in love with this peacock and the coordinating purple paisley.

They look even better in person, truly.  Those peacocks called to me!  So did this darling print of matryoshka dolls!

How cute is this!??!  I love it.

And here's the the last piece.  It was the one I had to have.

It's a glorious batik; the photo doesn't do it justice.  The brown is rich and chocolaty and the under-layer is minty green and that spa-type blue... in a bird/leaves print.  If I wrote that I could eat it, would that be too strong of a statement?  It's that good.

I'm almost done with Gerri's Z Bag.  This is what it looks like as of right now:

You can see that it's taking shape!

I've also finished the new bag design I was building that I mentioned last time - and my Guide Dog for the Color Blind solved my fabric quandary for the new Super Shopper.  He's good.  He's really good.  I'll share pix of both soon.

Happy, blessed Easter to all.  If you haven't seen it, please visit the Ao4 Digest for my Easter card.
Thanks for reading!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the peacock fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How sweet of Valerie to send you all of those goodies!!!!

  2. I'm with Shelli - the peacock fab is FAB!

  3. That new fabric is really fun! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

  4. So pretty!! You weren't kidding!!


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