Summer sewing

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer !  I have been too busy enjoying time with my kids to sew lately .  Here is the project I completed last August for the Lunch Bags! book.   The image below  is a montage of some of  the other sewing projects included in the book.  Information on the book and the other collaborators can be found here  http://www.stashbooksblog.com/products/lunch-bags/ 

This book will be in bookstores anytime.  I plan on  sewing some really cool lunchbags for my family in time for September!

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snapshots

it’s a beautiful time of year in New England.

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yipee it’s warm outside !

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ahh!

it’s almost here !

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Needlework is alot of work ;)

~ but the results are very satisfying !   Here are two soon-to-be pockets on a gardening apron I’m sewing  :

I used an iron-on pattern by “Aunt Martha”.

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Summer sprucing up

Time to paint and plant !

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Lunch Bags!

I wrote a lunch tote and placemat pattern last summer for a sewing book being released in July by C&T Publishing.   I was surprised and honored that I was given this opportunity.  Here is a picture of the cover:

The crafters that will be featured are very talented bloggers and/or  Etsy sellers.  Also, the bag on the cover is not mine.  I’m not sure who is the lucky covergirl !  I will post more pics when I get my copies !

Here is the link to the book on C&T’s website … http://www.ctpub.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=1890

Here is the book’s link on Amazon …

http://www.amazon.com/Lunch-Bags-Handmade-Sacks-Wraps/dp/1607050048

p.s. I was suffering from Strep at the time.   I can’t even believe I made the deadline to get my pattern in, being so ill !

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