Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Attack of the wristlets

I taught myself how to install a zipper last week. It's still a bit tricky for me, but I am loving it. I made this little fella out of new Heather Ross Mendocino fabric:

Mendocino wristlet

It was the perfect size for everything I needed to go out. I'm a big bag kind of girl, but I have been wanting something smaller for this very reason. A lady doesn't always need a purse big enough for a few diapers, wipes, leaky sippy cups, and a baggy full of Annie's bunny crackers.

I am somewhat addicted to making wristlets now. I polished off this beauty this morning:

Lightning Wristlet

I freezer paper stenciled the lightning bolt. I thought it needed a little majesty, and in my mind lightning bolt=instant majesty.

I also finished a tote bag yesterday made with more Mendocino. That fabric was one of my sole reasons for buying fabric when I did. It was love at first sight! I wish I would've gotten more, but I think I'll just be keeping the things I've made with it so far. Then I can look at it whenever I want!

Mendocino tote bag

I probably should have given it another quick iron before I took its picture, but oh well.

Also, please behold one of my labels doing its job:

fishy pocket and label

I think they turned out super cute.


Jennifer said...

"Sew" cute! I love the wristlets; it does look like the perfect size f you leave the toddler/baby gear at home.

And don't get me started on bunny crackers. The whole wheat ones are a staple in my life, and I don't even eat them! Those and Midel (sp?) whole wheat graham crackers...

LeeAnn said...

I have my eye on that fishy fabric. It looks so cute on the wristlet and tote.

kirsten said...

oh how i love the mendocino line! i bought some and am going to put together a quilt!

Brenda said...

Love your bag and your label. I've got to work on the label thing.

Dana said...

I really, really, really want one of those Mendocino bags and zippered bag. Please?? :) I'll swap you stuff. :) www.oldredbarnco.com