Monday, September 24, 2007

Thank You Bags

I finally finished these bags for Connor's Nanas. I was hoping to have them done by the time he started kindergarten, but things never seem to get done when I plan. They are "Thank You Bags" for all of the help we have received over the past five years. Justin & I both work and have been lucky to have one nana with a home daycare and another stay at home nana who loves helping & loves playing! We have been so fortunate, both financially (daycare at a reduced price of $0) and more importantly knowing that our child is in good hands!

So for Nana Jeani, a pleated bag from this book:

And for Nana Yvonne, a pocket tote from this book (with some changes to the handles)...

and another clutch from Bend the Rules Sewing. I love these things. They whip up nice and quick (in other words they fulfill that need of mine for instant gratification).

And of course both bags embroidered a bit on the pockets.


Anonymous said...

Kim, the bags are great,I love your choice of materials and you do such a nice job,I was lucky enough to see the one you made for your Mom,and you have every right to be proud, as your Mom sure is!
Sewing is a nice relief and feels good to create, You have all the makings!
Love you,

Anonymous said...

Spending time with Connor has been its own reward. The bag is icing on the cake and I'll enjoy it for many years to come. Thanks for being the daughter you are.
All My Love,