I haven't had a lot of sewing time lately. The school year is winding down and there's always a ton of stuff to fit in before it gets here. I did make a special purse for my friend Teri's mom. I named it the "Marilyn" after her. It was based on two of my favorite bags, but I designed the pattern myself. Took way longer than I thought it would! It's a small shoulder bag with a large outer pocket for cell phone and keys and a nice sturdy, stand-on-it's-own bottom. Also, since I have the buy three get one free program going on, I made a denim tote for Teri to take on her "girls only" weekend. It doesn't photograph well, but it can fit everything she needs for a weekend away. Mega cute denim with little butterflies embossed on it!
We were kind of going ruffle crazy in sewing class last month. I bought a Janome ruffle foot for my machine and took a class from Deb on making ruffles in a variety of ways. I haven't finished by bag from class yet, because I started working on this little spotted owl totebag. Sometimes, you just have to go where the creative bug takes you.