Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cerene's Bagets

Hi everyone!  I hope all of you are well.  We had an awesome trip down to Quivira NWR to do some birding.  I'm processing the pix still, but will eventually post a few on my other blog.  I mean Cam and Maggie will.  Ahem.  Anyway, as I said in my last post, I made a little something for a friend.  Cerene and I go way back and I feel like she's part of my family.  When she commented on the bagets I've been making, I really wanted to send her one.  Or more.  She was joking and said she likes florals and greens --- and I jumped on the chance to do something for her!

I reached into my scrap strips bagets and made this:


My husband came up with this great idea to do "nesting" bagets - so I made a smaller one:


And since I like things in odd numbers ...


The little one is my favorite!  So ridiculously cute!

Check out the "nest":


I was having so much fun, I just couldn't stop there!  I still had a few greens and florals laying on my table and thought Cerene needed a coordinating zippy bag!  Don't you think?  I even hand stitched the lining shut:


It really felt good to have a needle in my hand again!

I decided to put a little "pull" on the zippy bag, just ... because.  I found some green crystal beads and the perfect charm:


Back in the 80s, Sam, Cerene's rather tall Beagle mix, was besties with my Siberian Huskies and Lab/Aussie mix, so I had to use that charm!  I hope you can see it there; it's perfect.  Why did I even have that?  Obviously for this project.  (For the story on Sam and my pack, please click here.)

Cerene, it gave me such joy to make these for you!  Thank you for your encouragement, kind words, and your friendship!!!

I'm working on a table runner now.  I'm taking on small projects, so I can get back into the groove - then I'll start tackling some of those unfinished projects!  I hope to get down to the Studio later today; we'll see if I can get enough work done first!

Thanks for reading!


  1. That is a wonderful set of bagets!

  2. Love the zippy bag and the nest! You always choose the perfect fabrics that blend so beautifully together!


  3. All I can say is I am so very impressed with the artistic talent you have, Wow!!! Also a bit jealous, wish I could do half of what you do and to top it off you have another awesome blog with two amazing & gorgeous dogs! Thank you so much for sharing all your talent with us! :-)

    Take care,
    Lucy (Troy, Ohio)

  4. What a cute set of bags. I'm sure Cerene just loved them and that zippy bag is so cute too. You can never have too many bags.



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