Saturday, August 1, 2009

Purses for Chiang Mai

After months of planning, my trip to Chiang Mai Thailand is almost here! I leave in only three days and I have tons to do between now and then. One of the things I had to make before I left were these potato chip bag purses. I got the pattern at Scottie Dog Quilts, as well as the Wonderland fabric which I love!! They are the perfect size for passports, cameras, etc. and small and easy to travel with. I made myself one and made one for our fearless team leader, Deanna.

Deanna's purse - fun fabric with a vintage button closure.

Front of purse. I had a time of it getting all of the flowers to go the right direction! The inside of the flap is the same material.

Back pocket

My purse, made from batik fabrics.

This was a fun project! Now off to pack....

Beach and River Family Day

We decided to head out to the beach today for some family time. We went out to the beach and it was so cold, but the kids had fun. We didn't stay a long time and decided it would be better to head to the river where it would be warmer! Here are some pics from the day:
Dad and son headed out to the waves.

Evidence that we really do live by the beach, a cold beach at that!
Building sand castles.
Sarah ballet leaping over the sea weed.

Justin threw rocks in the river...

Sarah read a book...

Justin laughed each time he threw a rock...

Sarah sat on a big log.

A heart rock Ron found me.

Craft It Forward Batik Baby Quilt

I finally finished my craft it forward gift! I made a batik four patch/block quilt for Micah Jude Hebert, born July 25th. He and his parents are moving to Niger Africa in a few months, so I thought batiks would be fitting for the quilt. I made the pattern up as I went, and got the fabric from Fabric Temptations and Scottie Dog Quilts. Mama Hebert loved the quilt, and Micah looks cute on it!
The finished size is about 30"X30"

Close up shot of the batiks - I love the colors!

I did a border around the 4 patch and regular squares and added big blocks for the outside border. I did my own binding for the first time, love how it turned out!

Backing fabric

Hand made gift tag

Little Micah on his hand made quilt!

Here is the cute little guy at one week old, sleeping with his sock monkey and lulled to sleep with ocean sounds.