As soon as I saw the new echino line, I wanted to make a market tote. I got some time yesterday to finish up an idea I had for a gift. Just a little thank you to a friend for putting together some FAB flickr groups. After my first order of the line, seen in my Sunday Stash report. I wanted some of the brighter colors, so I put in another order here.
The pattern is the Jane Market bag from posie gets cozy, I added only a few modifications to this one. Since it was for a friend I didn't really want to put a shop tag on it. So where I usually put my logo, I decided to put part of the selvage sewn on instead. And since my friend is an uber freak for Hexes. I added some of those to.
I also ran it to her house last night after reading her comments on flickr about how excited she was to get it. I love that this gift was received with such enthusiasm. Thanks Heather!
She took a few minutes to show me a faster way to do the hexes, being that my attempt for this bag was such a pain in my rear. I almost decided against them all together. But after she showed me, it clicked. SEW easy and faster then I had thought. She was using the paper pieces where I had the plastic ones before. After learning the paper way, I quickly went home to order these.(free shipping until the 15th)
Between this and my new found love for embroidery, I have something to do on those days when I don't have the time to sit at my sewing machine. The best part is that Sophia loves to watch me make them.
Have you learned something new recently? I would love to hear about it.