Last week I was able to work a something a little different as far as sewing goes... a bag for a friends birthday! The squid quilt has me obsessing and I'm making decent progress on that too... but I was able to break away and work on this bag:
My friend LOVES penguins and I really wanted to make her something special. I usually make pillows, but since so many people have been creating cool bags and totes, I thought I'd give it a try.
I had started working on the tote when she asked for a little pouch for her camera, so I made one to match the bag! The little pouch has a zipper and is lined in velvet... and of course, I had to put a penguin on that too :)
I wasn't too thrilled with how the zipper came out on the camera pouch... still a learning process between me and the zipper. Luckily for the tote, it turned out much better!
Both bags are quilted... even the handles, and they are both lined ~ the tote even has pockets on the inside.
The best part of this is that my friend was so happy to get this last night for her birthday, which made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside ~ just like a penguin!