Wednesday, February 16, 2011


     The last several days have been arrgh in a couple of ways.  I've been pretty sick since Saturday morning.  I got a nice viral throat thing thats finally gone away and given me my voice back.  Let me tell you, it is hard to keep a room full of high school freshmen under control when you can't talk!  I'm finally feeling better today, thank goodness.  
     There was a bright spot during my sickness... Valentines Day!  My hubby got me the best present ever.  A new sewing cabinet!!  Its great because it folds out and has a shelf for my serger.  I was so excited when it got here that I put it together all by myself in about 4.5 hours, all while being sick.
     My other arrrrgh is much more exciting, however.  I finally got back on the creative train to make something new and had a brilliant idea.   I was sitting at my new sewing table and was messing around with some red plaid canvas with the vague idea to make a lunch bag, when the idea came to me.  I was going to make a reversible pirate tote bag, with the red flannel pirate material I still had.  
     So I got it out, along with some unbleached cotton drill and started to create.  I also decided to try some hand applique to pretty up the drill with a skull and cross bones.   That was both awesome and a pain in the butt.  It took about 3 hours to do (I guess I'm kind of slow...) but it turned out great!
The "outside"
The "inside"
    The bag is reversible, so when the skull and cross bones is on the outside, the pocket is on the inside, and vis versa.

    As soon as I can take some better pictures, I'll be posting it on Etsy. Even though I'm really fond of the bird purse, I'm pretty sure this is my favorite item so far!


  1. Sorry you're sick, but that cabinet is a nice distraction to being miserable! How sweet of him to get it for you!

    Love the pirate bag, that is too cute!!

  2. Thank you!

    And yes, the cabinet was a brilliant distraction, I completely forgot about my sore throat while I was putting it together.