I was running errands today and it struck me... Why not go to the Mexican grocery store? Hence the homemade guacamole and El Rey's tamales. Yum. Not to mention Jarritos in a plastic bottle.

In other news... I think I'm going to try to start on the next sewing project today. I'm going to do the checkbook clutch from Amy Butler's In Stitches. Here's a good example of the finished clutch. I'm doing mine in black and white fabric. I think it will be a good size to take on short jaunts or for running errands. No need for a big bag, but it holds all kinds of cards, checkbook, etc. So I'll keep you updated. Hopefully I won't break my sewing machine on this Amy Butler project!


bag = love

mmmmm.... I'm in love....

With my new bag! I used this pattern with a few modifications. I added an inside pocket and I didn't do the handles with the flattened-out bottom parts. But gosh do I looooooove it!

Exterior fabrics are home dec from Hancock's, so it's a nice stiff bag. I interfaced it too, so I think it'll hold up well. Lining is Alexander Henry from JoAnn's. It's a perfect size for everyday stuff. I actually made the handles a little long too so I can carry it up on my shoulder. I hate bags that you can't get on your shoulder if you're wearing a coat or whatever. It's a little Spring-ish, but I'm going to wear it anyway! Hooray for new bags!


what's new?

Well, not too much...

I'm waiting for this fabric to come in the mail to make a new purse. Yay!

I'm bidding on this kick-ass vintage cake carrier on e-bay to carry every future cake I make. Yum.

I'm coveting this new fabric from Amy Butler, but it doesn't come out until April. Sigh.

And that's about it.


project one...

I am a wizard. Yes, Literally a wizard. Here's my robe to prove it...

I made it from an old flannel sheet, but I didn't think of how wizard-ish it would look until it was all finished. And it's too big (see agreeing sewer Stacy here). So the moral of the story is, I need to make another one. I guess I shouldn't technically cross one 2008 project off. But anyways, lesson learned about big things sewn from starry fabric. Now I just need to find a hat...

In other news... There's a bee in our apartment. Right. A bee. And yes. It is still January. And yes, there's about a foot of snow outside. So where did it come from you may ask? Well, the air conditioner of course. Apparently he has been sleeping in there. He flew out for about 2 minutes today, around the living room just long enough to freak me out, then back inside the air conditioner. I'm not quite sure what to do about it, but maybe we'll have honey soon... Nice.