Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Look what was waiting for me!

After a quick business trip to Baltimore
(where I forgot to bring home Utz crabby chips for my hubby),
look what was home to greet me in my mailbox!
(or, tossed on the kitchen island by said hubby if you
really must know the truth)

And I am going to love making Sling Bags out of them every more!

These lovelies were purchased online at Above All Fabrics
and all were on sale for $5.99 or less!
Most for as little as $3.99!
(breathe in, breathe out)
Thanks so much to Sandy from Sandy Sewz for
the great heads up on the great sale on these great fabrics!

I am linking this post up this week at:


  1. Very pretty, I love the green/gray on top and the green with pink flowers on bottom.

    I love getting new fabric, although it takes me forever to decide what to make with it. I hate thinking I'm "wasting" fabric by not making the perfect item to go with it, lol!

  2. I LOOOOOOVE Utz crab chips! They are one of the first things I bought when I moved back to Maryland. :)

  3. Hi! Found you via Boost My Blog Friday, and I love your site! Going to look at your Etsy shop, too. Hope you consider visiting me, too!

  4. Great fabrics! I am going to check out that site!