Monday, December 27, 2010

Easy Messenger Bag Class at Lill St.

Hi everyone! Nora here; hoping you all had a lovely and relaxing holiday weekend!

Last week marked the end of my first Easy Messenger Bag class, with great success! Even though the class was only three weeks long, the students made some beautiful bags:

Mitzi opted for an upholstery weight flap with a satin exterior and matching fabric handle.

Inside, she has a large pocket on the front and a smaller pocket on the bag. So handy!


Jill got creative with her exterior pockets: each one sized for specific objects and closed with velcro. Her bag is made of corduroy and cotton with a web strap. Beautiful and functional!

I am thinking about proposing an advanced messenger bag class. It would cover basic construction as well as zippers, zip pockets, more velcro, buckles and adjustable straps. Would you guys be interested in that? If you, let me know in the comments or give the Lill St Front Desk a call. Bags from that class might look a little something like this:

(You know you want to make one...)

In the meantime: don't forget to sign up for my Sew Your Own Hooded Sweatshirt class! We'll be learning how to design, pattern and sew your very own hoodie. 'Tis the season for warm layers! See you all there!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sometimes When I'm Down...

Sometimes life can get pretty rough. I've been a bit mopey lately what with the no job and the therefor having no money thing. But when I get down... there are a few things that I KNOW will make me feel better about the world. And one of them? Is wearing this sweater:


video
(Ripley also clearly loves this sweater!)

Other places to wear this sweater that make excellent disco sparkles?

The truck!
The studio!
In public!
The movies!

Oh, the list goes on and on.... Thanks, Salvation Army! And thanks to you, sparkly sweater of glory!