Saturday, October 25, 2008

A most productive day!

We ate, drank and were merry...
And we sewed a lot. Unpicked a bit.

And at the end of the afternoon we had 6 bags made by 6 fabulous sewing gals. All in all it was a good day at the "Bag in a Day" workshop.

All that sewing action got my fingers itching, so I brought home a domestic overlocker and sewing machine and finished off a couple of little-girl dresses and a top I cut out last week. It was SO satisfying to see them done. I'm hoping to work on a big-girl's dress tomorrow.... a little something for myself. (Photos later. I'm exhausted now!).

I Photoshopped the studio mess out of the photo above, and now I'm trying to figure out how to Photoshop some tidiness into this house.... I was going to come home to mopping and vacuuming. Instead, I just ADDED to the mess with sewing threads and trimmings all over the place. It was SO MUCH FUN!

BTW - I'm completely overwhelmed by the response to my givaway competition. There have been so many good suggestions I think we'll have to have a little studio-conference and decide on a winner by mid-week.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

love the bags...so wish i could go to a workshop...
i too came home to a mess after work but found out i can squeeze into a market tomorrow and the whole place is like a bomb struck...with dolls and bags and chenille all over the floor ...
but i can't wait...unfortunatly i'm so excited i can't sleep...

stitchin' girl said...

I love those bags!! If you really do find a way to photoshop the mess from a home, please, please let me in on the trick! I always find things to do that are WAY more fun than cleaning :o)

thornberry said...

The bags look great! I'd like to photoshop my house too (Stella has been very active with her play this weekend).

Louise said...

Wow, they are all so different and gorgeous - well done!!

Black Eyed Susie said...

In my humble opinion sewing doesn't go with a tidy house (not here anyway, especially when you have to cut on the family dining table!) I tell myself with a bigger house I wouldn't be messy - good excuse anyway.

one little acorn said...

Oh if only photoshop could cast it's magic in all sorts of occasions and locations.
It gives a new meaning to clone, erase, blur and filter! Where is the dust, vacuum and tidy button? You are definitely on to something Nikki...
Looks like a great day with lots of smiles.

Katherine said...

Awesome bags! I would love to attend one of your workshops and be able to join in on the sewing fun. Want to come to Canada to teach a class or two? ;o)