Sunday, November 9, 2008

Productivity Plus

This weekend I felt like I was at a sewing retreat.  I made the decision to spend "quality time" in my sewing room, and that I did.  I was working with some of my favourite fabrics from Kristen Doran.  They always sew up so well, and look fantastic.  
Since getting my new Apple Mac, I've not worked out how to move photos about after uploading to blogger, so I seem to have them all in the wrong order, but this little zipper pouch is something I made for myself from Shabby Cottage's tutorial, thanks Kathryn.  They must have been pretty good instructions, as following them is not one of my strong points and it went together relatively smoothly.  Only a tiny bit of quick unpick.
Ages ago I agreed to make a Dick and Jane Apron for one of my teacher friends.  I finally did it!  Another photo down lower. 
In between sewing, I managed to do some baking with the children, and we made cheese and bacon rolls for school lunches.  We have had a revival of the "bread maker" and we are all excited again about making bread, and of course eating it.

While out in the garden I couldn't help looking at some of my glorious flowers.  Miss Flowergarden insisted I leave her head out of the pic, but she was a very willing model.
"ta da" I give you . . . School Bags with Class


. . . and by my bed is a lovely posy of roses . . . 

23 comments:

Catherine said...

Hi Annie,
I love your school bags...is it your own pattern? Do you make them for others? Would love one for my own school books! Your flowers look gorgeous..dont you love this time of year in the garden!! Cathy

Jenny said...

My goodness-productivity plus is an understatement!!!You have been ON FIRE woman!!!! Those bags with class are just gorgeous-I too am wondering what pattern you use? Your little zip pouch turned out well. The fabric is lovely. Your apron is special too. I always love your flower photos and those roses are magnificent. That baking looks so yummy too-you are very organised for school lunches this week.You must feel so pleased with your weekend of sewing and productivity.

Vickie said...

Annie, my oh my you sure did stitch up a storm eh? What a wonderful feeling-well done and fantastic items tooo,
cheers Vickie

Stephanie said...

Fantastic totes. GREAT fabrics and great pattern. Always beautiful flower photos.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

WOW - you sure achieved a lot this weekend! Love the apron - really cute fabric. Love the bags with class - stylish yet fun!

Stina said...

Please tell me if you find out how to move photos on blogger... I load them backwards... ;o)
Love your bags...you´ve been a very productive lady... :o)

Guðrún said...

Your flower pictures are beautiful. The fabric in the first bag is gorgeous.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your bags are incredible! Lucy x

Muddling Through said...

Annie, I am SO impressed. You have really been busy and what a marvelous output of creativity you've managed! Oh, and I'm sorry for not mentioning earlier, but I LOVE the notecards I ordered from your shop. You are one talented lady.
~Elaine~

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG you have been so productive......all looks great from here........

Bernadette said...

love the apron, love the flowers and especially love the bags they look fabulous!

our shabby cottage said...

Gee, you were busy Annie! Love the little zipper pouch oh, and that fabric - Yum! The bags look great and the apron - too good to use!!

You will never believe that my word verifiction is "sperm"! I can hear you laughing the whole way across town!!!

Leanne said...

Wow Annie you must have been working at warp speed. I love when the bread maker is revisited but my waist line doesn't.... how I love fresh warm bread. Your bags are lovely and the Dick & Jane apron is fab.

Kirsty said...

Your school bags with class are really wonderful.

Rachelmp said...

What a great weekend Annie! I just love those bags

picciolo said...

those bags are gorgeous! You got so much done, the rolls look delicious too
; )

Michelle said...

love the apron and the bags...that material is gorgeous...i love sewing with good quality fabric it makes all the difference...

Thimbleanna said...

Well Hello Annie! How have I missed this fabulous blog of yours??? (Thanks for finding me!) I LOVE that adorable D&J apron. And I LOVE, LOVE your ready threader. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial -- what a fun gift for sewing peeps!

Melanie said...

Lovely bags and apron. The bags look very strong.

Beautiful rose pics. I can almost smell them. :-)

one little acorn said...

What creativity!
The bags are gorgeous, I really love the materials you have chosen. And in between you bake and sew a gift for a friend...
Do you ever sleep?

Juddie said...

Wow - you have been busy! Very inspiring ....

Bren said...

Hi annie
Ditto what everyone else has been saying...unbelievable productivity. I'm guessing the school reports are not complete??? Hahaha!
Are you taking ordres form us for bags?
BC

Blossom said...

wow.............its all just lovely.great flowers and gorgoeus bags!!!!!