August 22, 2011

Sweet Retreat

A loooong time ago, when I was having Sew Much Fun, I alluded to this "relatively simple" project, which ended up actually taking me a very, very long time to complete.  I started it way back in March, during a very rough time when we had to put one of our dogs to sleep.  And then, I just didn't get back to it until last month.  And this weekend, I finally finished it.

Here is my "Sweet Retreat Weekender Bag" made from scratch by yours truly.

The sucker is huge!  It certainly can be used as a weekender tote bag.  I have one little itty bitty thing left to do and that's to make an insert for the bottom of the bag, to give it a flat bottom.  At first I decided I didn't want to make one, but this weekend I changed my mind, so... that will be the finishing touch.

No close ups on this baby... my sewing skills are still at the "baby" level... atrocious.  I'll keep practicing, I promise.  The teal cancer ribbon is in memory of my mom, who died of ovarian cancer.  I love that I was able to find fabrics with teal in them that included dragonflies and butterflies. 

Despite the crooked stitching and the many, MANY other imperfections, I love it!  I have a feeling this bag will be used for a long while.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. That's a fabulous bag. Well done.

  2. Excellent job on the bag Kai! It is really pretty - love the color combo. I spent my weekend shipping #1 off to college and then cleaning her room!

  3. That's gorgeous...I love the color combo you chose!


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