Hmmm, I'm not sure about this one. In my head, it was gorgeous, but in execution I can't decide if it is cute or 'country craft fair'. I think it has everything to do with my fabric choices. Maybe a little too pink? Am I being too harsh? Anyway, I like the idea and plan to try it again.
This bag was made from my Ava Rose pattern. It is fully reversible with a pocket on both the outside and inside. I'm not really a fan of the tie closure, but for a reversible bag, it works.
You may remember my zig zag quilt from last summer. Ever since I made that I've wanted to revisit the idea. Right now I have an ivory/beige/white version in the works (in my mind), but I wanted to figure out a way to make those diagonal rows easy. When I made the quilt, I sewed the strips together to make a rectangle, then cut rows on the diagonal. For the bag, I tried using paper piecing. I think the paper piecing is a good option for small pieces, probably not on a large scale like my quilt. Maybe I'll make some pillows to play around with the idea some more. I know I could use the triangle method that most zig-zag quilts use, but I like the skinnier, irregular lines of my versions.
I don't know, maybe I like the reverse side better? Yes, I think it is definitely the pink that is throwing me off. I usually gravitate to pink, but this time it isn't doing it for me. I wonder if this one is a little too pepto?
Anyway, are you like me in that you enjoy peeking into windows around the neighborhood at dusk? Nothing perverted (ha!), of course, just a little peek at the interior of the house? I love doing this. Last night I was walking towards my house after getting the mail and I got a little peek at my own interior. It wasn't so bad! Just excuse the primed front door - we're painting soon.
I'm usually hesitant about showing a room in my house (other than the kids' rooms because they're just plain fun), mostly because I have no confidence in my ability and I'm never satisfied. I've even sought help over this past year in pulling my living and dining rooms together, and I'm STILL not satisfied. (I know I drove Jamie crazy with my incessant questions) I'm almost there, I promise. I'll show you my rooms very soon, and then you can be underwhelmed and wonder what all the fuss was about ;-)