Hi friends! I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend. Mine mostly consisted of lots of allergy meds followed by the same amount of sleepiness, some napping, much sewing, and a baseball game. I'm not complaining- even my allergic reaction (we're thinking it was due to the heavy smoke in Albuquerque form the recent forest fires) didn't hurt that bad- it was mostly just really annoying to have an eye that no kidding- did not stop leaking for at least um, 16 hours or so, and hardly responded to any of the medication I took. It mostly just meant that I spent the better part of Sunday & Monday inside, at home.
Due to staying home, I was able to start and finish two bags that I'd been wanting to make. I used the Burlap Market pattern from 1, 2, 3 Sew. My mom sent me what I think was either an old coffee or grain sack last year, and I never knew what to do with it. Well, last week I saw that Maya from Maya*Made and Sew, Mama, Sew were hosting a contest to make something out of repurposed materials, in theme with Maya's book, Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials.
So, I made two bags because I figured it would only take a bit longer to make a second. I was kindof right, but I'm glad regardless. The first bag pictured used fabric from the wonderful Lotta Jansdotter (sorry- it appears to be sold out!)for the top & straps, the sack for the bottom, and then a repurposed sheet for the inside lining.
For the second bag pictured, I used that same sheet for the lining and the top part of the bag. I actually really like the sheet set that it came from- I found the entire set- comforter included- for $10 at a garage sale last fall, and Gabe & I LOVE the comforter. It makes the best nap blanket for on the sofa! Anyway, as I was saying, I really like the pattern on these sheets. I've made another bag with one of the pillowcases that I really hated how it turned out, and I have big plans for a pair of pajama pants, too!
So, those are my newest sewing projects. I did get quite a bit done on other projects at Hip Stitch on Friday night, to, but I'll have to share those another time. Did you get to spend any time sewing this weekend? Make an unforgettable recipe? Share with us in the comments- I'd love to hear how your weekend was!!