Saturday, July 6

Rain, Rain and even more Rain

Well with the current weather it's just not fit outside for anything. As WC Fields said "Not a fit night out for man nor beast". 

I sadly realized I'd not checked/updated my jewelry inventory for, well months and so that had to be done. After doing that I realized there is a ton of stuff not in my etsy shop. Oh dear I've been a bad girl. I use the summer to build up my inventory and all my shows are in the fall / winter. I just can't hack it out in the 90 degree weather all day. Also in the spring you have the issue of being rained out and most shows don't refund your booth money if you are rained out. Sad but true. So after getting hailed on last spring I decided to let those shows go. Standing there trying to hold my tent down during that storm was kind of an eye opener. So with my inventory completed and the bulk of house work done I'm ready to sew the day away. 

This past Tuesday I finished my little "zoo" bag. It turned out real cute and will be great when I don't want to carry my purse. I learned a lot doing this and no longer have any fear of zippers. The name came from me wanting a small bag to carry to the zoo. I just needed it to hold my wallet, sunglasses, keys and phone. It's perfect and the long strap goes across my body to stay in place while running and playing with Ian. 

The front has 2 pockets, one open and the other with a zipper

 The inside has 2 small pockets and a loop to hang my keys on

I love this clock fabric

Another fiber cuff completed. I need to go on the hunt
for more old buttons - I'm getting low. 

The back of the yellow and gray quilt. I took some advice from 
Gene about the colors/pattern and came up with this. More modern
improv that will be the perfect home for the quilting sampler I want to do. 

Finally finished this long horn bead. Picked it up at 
Red Dog and did all the wire weaving over it. I knew what
I wanted to do with it but it just took forever to get started/finished.

closeup showing the knotting

a little mixed media pin, still thinking
am I finished?


Gene Black said...

I like the backing. Not what I meant, but perfect as it is. That is the great thing about creativity, a misunderstanding can make something brilliant.

B J Elder said...

Cute bag Royce! Perfect for the essentials.
No rain here, just lots of sunshine. At least we're out of the 100+ weather for now.