Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My first post.. the beginning

Well, I've been thinking that my first post should be something fabulous... something meaningful.. and after many days of trying to come up with something fabulous and meaning - I decided to scrap that idea.
So instead I will just say that this sewing journey began many years ago. I learned the basics from my Mother - like most girls do. Then in my early 20's I became friends with a girl at work named Maria. Maria's Mom taught Home Economics at the High School.

Maria taught me a few more skills - like what all those things on patterns meant and how simple it is to make skirts for work with one cut of fabric and some elastic. I can't even begin to tell you how much $$ she saved me.

Fast forward about 8 years... I started sewing blankets for my son. My sewing was limited to baby blankets and small projects until MLK day 2008 - that fateful weekend I discovered my first quilted handbag.. and I've been on a quest for bags ever since.

I have made many bags for friends and family - I've also started quilting... which has been challenging but exciting. With much encouragement from the very same family and friends that now carry my bags - I have decided to branch out.

I made my own labels this past weekend.. see below. And I will have a booth at the upcoming Side Walk sale at Next Coffee Company on 59th Ave and Utopia this Saturday the 28th. The sale is from 10-5pm - with a live band at 5pm. Whahooo!!! I will be posting pictures of some bags in the coming days.. stay tuned.

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Bobbi said...

its cute how you remember when the bag craze started. MLK day in vegas. LOL i LOVE the label!!!!

bingo~bonnie said...

Ta-da! I read your blog all the way back to the beginning and just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed your projects! I think I'm soon gonna try your "goofy dolls" as my twins Olivia and Paul Thomas are turning 4 this summer and I think they'd love them!

So glad I clicked on the blog button for the postage stamp quiltalong on Missmikol's blog and found you today!

Now ... I need to get some laundry done so I can show dear hubby that I did accomplish something today. haha I don't think he'd be so impressed with me for reading all the way back to first post of your blog.

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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