Saturday, July 18, 2009

Latest Creation

Yes, Just call me the Bag Lady! My cousin Melissa wanted me to make a bag for her and I finally finished it this week. She told me the colors and the look she was going for and off to Joann's I went. I found the perfect fabric and got to work. Each time I make a new bag, I get to be a little more creative. I get to try different stitches and combinations of fabric. It turned out so cute! She took it to work the next day and it was a big hit. Needless to say, I bought more fabric and will be making more bags. It's great practice on my machine and its fun to piece different ideas together. On this bag I pieced together the outer pocket and even lined it. Make sure you zoom in to see all the fun details!

The Outside of the Bag

The Outside Pocket

The Inside of the Bag

The Lining on the Outside pocket

Ashton sat next to me almost the whole way through this project. He would hand me my supplies and wanted to watch everything I was doing. He was such a great helper! I used to do the same thing with my mom when she sewed, it's fun to have your own children do the same thing and be interested in what your doing.

Lake Mojave

This last weekend we were able to meet my family at Lake Mojave for some boating fun! Aaron finished his school early so that we could take off for a few days to play on the lake. Ashton loved the boat! He kept telling papa to go faster and just loved to ride around. It was so nice being able to see all of my immediate family in one weekend. I was able to ski, which I haven't done in a long time, and boy was I sore. If I could go skiing every weekend, I would be in excellent shape. We also got to go tubing which was a blast. My dad is the best driver when it comes to tubing, I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long time. It was a wonderful trip and we can't wait to do it again. Ashton had some good training as a co-captain. He always helped pull in the ropes and would always tell us when someone fell down in the water. Here are some pictures of our fun family vacation.