Nighty Night

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I am still very excited about the package I received yesterday.  My sleep pillow mist from Bath & Body works came yesterday!  I purchased a little travel size during their big sale after Christmas and fell in love with it.  It makes my pillow smell all fresh and newly washed.  I scoured Ebay and managed to snatch up two full sized bottles for $4.50, score! :)

My nighty night arrangement:

Bath & Body Works - Lavender Vanilla Sleep Lotion
Bath & Body Works  - Sleep Pillow Spray Warm Milk & Honey
Burt's Bee's Lip Balm
Bath & Body Works - Sound Sleep Roll-On

Cute retro flower dish is from a local thrift store, only $.50!:

New Bag

Monday, February 9, 2009

It only took me a month after picking up Anna Maria Horner's new book Seams to Me to actually try one of the patterns.  Everything just looked so fun and cute, I didn't know what to try first.  I ended up making the I'll Have One of Everything Bag.  I am anxiously awaiting a sure to be fantastic custom bag from Etsy and was in a bag mood.  It was a very easy pattern and there were very few problems.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Here at school I don't have room for a permanent place to sew so it is pretty tedious to drag everything out when I get in the mood to sew, but it was definitely worth it.  I'm really happy about how it turned out.  Without any further ado:

The big picture.

Close-up for the fabrics.

The lining fabric.

I went with black and white mostly because I didn't trust myself to pick out 8 colorful fabrics that actually looked good together and not like a mess.  Haha.  Plus I love black and white fabrics.  Most of the fabrics are Alexander Henry (LOVE!) and M'Liss Rae (from JoAnn's).  I have been hoarding my AH fabrics forever, I love it too much to do something with it.  What was nice about this project is that it took such little of each fabric.  Less than 1/4 yard.  Perfect.

The only thing I think I'd do different next time is to first of all buy thinner interfacing, and possibly make the opening of the bag larger, for easier use.  Overall though, I came away smiling :)