Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Graduation Messenger Bag

In keeping with the graduation theme I made this messenger bag for another graduate.  I think the size of the bag will be very versatile for any young lady.  Large enough for a small laptop it will easily carry supplies for college classes or a day out with girl friends.  Sylvia did some quick original artwork that we converted into embroidery to add a whimsical touch to the bag.  The line "I sing because I'm free" is from the hymn "His Eye is on the Sparrow".  This is for a young lady that plays the piano wonderfully and I know she will appreciate the musical reference.  The inside has pockets on both sides so she will have lots of room for accessories like cell phones and makeup.  I like the simple linen look with a colorful lining.  It gives the bag a classic but up to date style.  We will fill the bag with some goodies and of course some cash for this graduates future plans.  Best Wishes Anna!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Graduation Gift

We were invited to a graduation party for a wonderful young woman.  We have watched her grow from an infant into the precious young lady we she is today.  Although a gift of money was appropiate to help with her future plans I wanted to add something a little more personal so I set to work on this little purse and included a tissue cozy to match.  I attached pockets to the lining for an ID or cash card and tucked in a gift card.  Just a little something to for her to use long after the money is spent. 

 I didn't use a pattern and just made this up as I went and I think it turned out pretty cute.  Hope the new graduate thinks so too. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Stash

Following through on what I started, I am building up my stash making a number of tissue cozies adding a simple tag a Bible verse from Revelation 21:4 KJV "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."  I've passed a few on to friends who have helped me through some tough times.   Feels so good to complete a number of small projects and see the stash being used!  My stash has been growing for years and I am resolving to begin to use it up...or at least make use of some of those treasures.  I will be posting more stash busters soon.