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A Week of Sewing & More


Hey Guys!

Last week was a great week for me!  I did a lot of sewing, celebrated my 3 year wedding anniversary and spent the weekend celebrating my Daddy’s birthday!  Be warned this post may be a bit long ;0)  I have a lot of pictures to share.

On Monday, I started my Dot Dot Dash Bag class at Fabricate Studios (my most favorite place in the world).  I will be finishing that bag tonight in class, so i will be show you that tomorrow!  The bag is by Sew Sweetness, you should go check out her blog to see more about that.


On Wednesday, I celebrated my 3 year wedding anniversary.  I think we are getting old because we kept it really simple, opting to see a special early preview of Star Trek into Darkness along with some ice cream and cookies.  It was still very special just the same.

On Thursday, I had my guild meeting, The West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild.  It was fun seeing everyone’s projects and sharing mine too.  Show and Tell is one thing that I loved about kindergarten and I love it even more at guild. LOL

On Friday, I hit the road to spend the weekend with my family.   I went with sewing machine, mat, notions and my collection of Shelburne falls to make a sewing bag with my Mom.  I printed out the Aeroplane Bag Pattern by Sew Sweetness and well, here are the pictures…along with some more for fun.



Although we used the pattern, when it was time to box the bottom of the bag, she did not want to do it.  What could I say but sure Mom!  She loved it but I think next time we will make a simpler project.  Below is the inside of the bag.


After finishing my Mom’s bag, I decided to work on my panels for my bag.  I finished the B panels, handle and then packed it up.  I will finish this bag once I get back to Fabricate.  What do you guys think?  I will be posting a pattern review once I finish it….hopefully this week!



Along with sewing, I had a great time with my son.  This kid is too funny sometimes.  We watched kid soaps on the Disney Channel, rode bikes, had breakfast at McDonalds and even picked me out a new bike…when we realized mine was put together wrong.


You can’t see it in the picture but my bike was missing a bolt on the wheel and something was wrong with the gears.  Walmart was amazing because they attempted to fix it …then later let me exchange it for another bike.

On Sunday, it was my Dad’s birthday and my brother and his wife came to the party.  We never get to see each other, my sister in law in I ….she is really crafty too!  Once she got there, I pulled out my sewing machine again and whipped out the fold over clutch for her.

Isn’t it amazing!  We made it quilt as you go since, I had extra canvas.  I think I may make myself one today…maybe!  That is all for now….I am back home with my Happy Husband and two very sleepy dogs.

Until next time, Sew Pretty!


Author: Pretty Lady Baby

I am just a girl trying to be crafty. Well really a woman but my thoughts are girly. I am embarking on a journey. I hope to complete all of my goals, share and learn from others.

14 thoughts on “A Week of Sewing & More

  1. Pretty bag! I still need to tackle the aeroplane pattern

  2. Great picture of you and the kiddo! Love the clutch, nicely done!

  3. pretty, jumping over from Anything Goes !!

  4. That is a super cute clutch! Love it.

  5. Happy 3 years to ya! Looks like you have been having loads of fun. It is so wonderful to be able to spend time with family while doing something you love. Best of both worlds. Nice projects. I need one of those sewing machine bags.

  6. What a joyful post! I can feel your excitement and passion for your sewing coming through your words!! Your bags are beautiful – all of them! I have been looking at the aeroplane bag pattern – what a great idea to use it for a sewing machine bag! Congrats on your anniversary – you have a couple of handsome guys in your life 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Let’s Get Acquainted!!

  7. I love all your bag projects! I haven’t made the Aeroplane bag yet but hope to tackle it soon. The fold over clutch is very cute! Visiting from Let’s Get Acquainted.

  8. Congratulations on your third anniversary. Sounds like a great weekend!

  9. Congrats on your third anniversary – wasn’t May 15th 2010 a wonderful day to get married? (guess what I was celebrating last Wednesday?!)

    I love your aeroplane bag – I’ve seen one made by another blogger as well and I must say that I’m very tempted (although maybe I should try making something smaller like a zipper pouch first!)

    • Actually we got married on May 16th and it WAS a beautiful day! It rained right after the wedding as we were driving to Florida. We decided to “celebrate” on Wednesday because of the early preview of Star Trek.

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