Friday, May 25, 2012

Fancypants Hobo

If you're looking for me today, I'll be at Treehouse Textiles, teaching in a gorgeous Australian bush setting, eating gourmet food and feeling a bit fancy.
 For the rest of the forseeable week, I'll be chained to the sewing machine, buried under a pile of new samples I'm sewing up for the Australasian Quilt Market and my classes in Sydney the following week.  Not so fancy.
 I've finished this new sample, which has somehow been dubbed "The Fancypants Hobo".... it's a bit special with those two exposed zippers in the front.  They're there as an example of how to use one of the techniques in the zipper class I'll be teaching at Peg's Pieces (and back at my studio in Melbourne later in the year).
 Mind you, the Hobo was always was a bit fancy.  The instructions teach lots of bag-making tricks that bridge the gap between beginner and intermediate bag-making skills -  all in a gently, gently sort of way, of course.

I must fly... time to find my way through the wilds of the eastern suburbs to the serene south.  I believe there's a lemon tart with my name on it there.

Take a scroll through the Treehouse Blog. (I feel a bit calmer just LOOKING at it...)

8 comments:

A Peppermint Penguin said...

fanthy!

but do you have exposed zipper tape edges on the inside or are they hidden behind the pocket bag? hmm?

gosh that looks a nice place to visit, enjoy your tart!

Breakfast Jo said...

Ms Penguin, I use this pocket method all the time. The zipper ends are hidden between the outer bag and pocket! Mmmm lemon Tart....

Dana Lynne said...

ohmygoodgracious, this is a beautiful post!!!!!

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Crikey, just checked out the Treehouse blog - how beautiful.
Lucky you!! Hope you have a great class and time to pop the feet up as well.

Lisa M said...

Buried under fabric and at my machine is my kind of heaven, but I wouldn't say no to being at Treehouse Texiles enjoying lemon tart though. The fancypants hobo bag is gorgeous - great fabric.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, lemon tart... bag looks good too ;o)

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, love those front zipper pockets!

Tas

CsqDesigns said...

Beautiful!