Mar 292012

I was in a weird shopping+crafting instant gratification mood, so I bought the Jane Market Bag pattern and whipped a couple up to see how they’d look. Everyone else’s are super cute, but mine came out dopey!

I made them both mostly out of fabric I didn’t choose myself; this one’s got a perfectly nice print that I won in the recent fugly fabric giveaway party, and the red painters’ canvas is from a giveaway from quite a while ago.

This yellow one has a piece of Heirloom that I got in a scrap pack. It’s pretty, but something about the way I put it together with the quilters’ linen makes it look kind of Hawaiian-print-ey.

I know these aren’t great, but I offered my mom one anyway because I figure you can never have too many reusable bags in your trunk, and these would be perfect for not caring how dirty they get. But my mom sent them back home without taking one! Wah! I ended up foisting them off on my aunty — she loves giving things away. heh. Someday I’ll try to make cuter Jane Market bags!

Quite a while ago, I made this big market tote to schlep the kids’ things between my house and my parents’. It’s nothing fancy — I used the hedgehogs because I had a huge piece of it and didn’t want to use my cuter fabric on something for the kids. I’m mean!

Here’s my February Sew Bee Joyful block! It’s from Modern Blocks. At first, I was going to make the double circle of flying geese that’s also in this book (I forget what it’s called now), but then I got lazy. :} I still have to make the siggy block, whoops!

Finally, I received this adoooorable Monsterz bundle that I won from Cloud 9 Fabrics. It’s so cute! I don’t want to unwrap it til I use it, but I know I’m going to make a quilt for my nephew Georgie who’s going to be born this year. Yay!

  4 Responses to “Bags Less Loved”

  1. What if you applique a playboy bunny logo on one of the bags? THEN would your mom want it? I think they look cute but I made a bag for myself that I’m not all too in love with either (also a pattern that looked cute when other people made it but I wasn’t excited with mine and I felt really stabby during the process)…I think I might give up the dream and buy other people’s cute bags!

  2. Geez, you know things are bad when even your mum won’t humour you lol Great job on the geese anyway

  3. The hedgehog bag is super cool. Loving that Cloud 9 bundle… they have such great collections. And Monsterz is perfect for sharing with the kids… if you’re feeling nice 😉

  4. You know, if you look at the Flickr photos, those bags look just like yours, but maybe they filled the bag or pressed some shape into them. It reminds me of the time I tried taking a picture of a pillowcase I had made. It took me many pictures to realize it would look tons better with an actual pillow inside. 🙂

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