Spent a little time sewing with this little girl today. I'd forgotten how much fun she is to sew with. I need to use her more, but for some reason I don't like winding bobbins. I think the magic bobbin winding fairy should come in the night and fill them all for me. That way I could get right to the fun stuff - the actual sewing! Crazy, right? (or lazy, take your pick...)
I've been working on some feed sack totes. They are water proof and very sturdy.
Not sure what I'll do with them yet. Maybe gifts. Found several free patterns/tutorials on-line, but just took the basic ideas from those and came up with a pattern that suited me. The first bag was a trial run and didn't turn out as well as what I'd envisioned. It is usable, so I'll keep it. After I tweaked the process, the second one (below) turned out much better - or at least I like it better. I have two more in the works. Just need to get the handles on them and they'll be done.
Basically, you just sew the bag across the bottom, box the corners, roll down the top edge, make the handles from strips that were cut off the top or bottom edge of the bag and sew them on. Nothing fancy, but very functional.
Headed out to see the grandson tomorrow for a couple of days. He is at the army crawl stage. He'll be 8 months old on Saturday. Time goes.