Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Latest for the Macon Bag-a-holic

As you may remember, I made Shelli the wrong-sized LapPack for her MacBook Pro. You also may remember that she kept the other one to use for other things. Love it! I went back and forth on her new right-sized LapPack - whether to go with the same color/fab theme, or to start fresh. I decided to go back to square one - just because. ☺ I used some really great canvas fabs she sent me a while ago! Check it out!

Why go for a plain front, when you could use both fabs? I mean ... really!

Here's a look inside - I used both the stripe and the toile in there, too.

Can you see my sort of twisted ribbons quilting? I used a glorious variegated Aurifil thread in turquoises/spa blues... really nice! (Shh! Don't tell the King ... but I do have just a couple other threads I like to use. My heart belongs to the King, though. Really.)

I had a lot of help choosing the button; we settled on one of the big, lush brown ones.

Like a lovely disc of chocolate sitting there.... isn't it?

The turquoise or spa blue and brown reminded me of my Quality Control Officer.

Zim and Shelli's LapPack

A good match, don't you think? Knowing it was for his girlfriend Sitka's mom, he gave it a thorough going over:

Is it just me, or does he really look like he's admiring my handiwork? Or maybe just checking his own reflection in the button.

Sorry. I didn't mean anything personal. Err... Siberian-al.

Shelli also wanted a Huffle Duffel to hold her new camera and its accessories. She left the fabs up to me. Here's what I came up with:

And here's the reverse side:

No, the Guide Dog for the Color Blind did not help! I pulled the fabs during an all-nighter with Stormy. (Storm, my oldest Sibe, is storm-phobic. Yes, I'm aware of the irony with her name. The Studio is downstairs and quieter/more protected from the elements than the bedroom. She can usually relax better down there and catch some zzz's. I stay with her, either watching old movies or working on a project. Once it's daylight, she does MUCH better!) Anyway... I think I was mighty creative that night!

Here's a look inside:

I don't usually go that bold. I think it was the storm. Not the Storm, but the storm. Just to clarify. ☺

Here's my favorite part of the bag:

Is the Beagle cute enough? I think so! I quilted in pink, just to add a little more color. LOLOLOL!

Shelli, you should have your bags Monday or Tuesday! I hope you enjoy them both! Thank you sooooo much for your repeat business!

And thank you for reading!


  1. The Huffle Duffle is so cute!! The LapPack is too, but I just love the bright colors on the Duffle!

  2. She is going to love them! Sooo cute!

  3. I give the khwality khontrol inspekhtor a big fluffy tail up!

    More great work!

  4. Love the color combo and that fancy stitching. Quality control dog is pretty darn cute too

    Woos, the OP Pack

  5. Both are just beautiful! Love the patchwork on the Huffle Duffle!


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