As soon as the school year ended I HAD to celebrate so I went over to see my friend Stephanie - whom I have known since I was about 5 - and a couple other long-term friends. She is an AMAZING photographer. I thought instead of a traditional hostess gift I would make her something. I ended up on a boxy pouch she could use to store...well....anything she wants, really. :)
|I used the tutorial by Pretty Modern but there are a TON out there - really, all you need to do is google "Boxy Pouch"|
The day after our throwback celebration, I took my newly converted quilt-army recruit and her visiting sister on a fabric shopping extravaganza! I was thinking - no problem - let them go nuts buying stuff and sit back and watch and enjoy....but have you seen the 7.99 room at Sew Sisters?!?! Its an Art Gallery Fabrics lover's dream! And really, who am I to keep dreams from coming true.
|Did I mention I had also ordered about this much from them not two weeks earlier? I'm disgusting.|
|All of those crystals are individually added. I was cross-eyed for three days after I finished. She looked epic though!|
I would like to admit that I have no self control. Isn't the first step in addressing an addiction, admitting that you have a problem? Hehe. How could I pass this up? A little Jeni Baker, some Amy Butler, a few fat quarters of Mormor and a nice rounding out of Terra Australis! And I was on vacation people! Cripes. I need a bigger house.
Tell you what - I won't even tell you what I bought when I went to New York City. If you hear me whispering "Anna Maria Horner" or "Pretty Potent"....just don't pay attention. That's right shoppers...move along. Nothing to see here.
One last step on the vacation trail - I finished cutting out the crap-load of pieces for the aviatrix medallion. In fact, the occasion was so monumentous, that I had to immortalize the last freaking step! 288 template pieces.
|All ready to start sewing!|