2012 is in the Bag Baby

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This has been a great year, despite some serious struggles. I learned I could either see these challenges, as challenges, or an opportunity for growth.....I decided on the later. My biggest blessing this year is Andy not renlisting in the Navy. He got a wonderful civillian job as a Technical Writer for an aeronautical engineering company before his last term was even up! Luckily he had a couple months of vacation saved up and the Navy gave him some extra leave and he was able to take the job! I now have him home for holidays, dinner and mundane everyday stuff! Okay enough about that....let's move on to SEWING! I am technologically challenged, and thus can't make those cute little Flickr mosiacs all you hot tech savvy sewist post (anyone want to teach me :D?) Instead, I will share the bags I made in 2012, and will move onto dresses and patchy goodness from 2012 in a future post. Let's start with the Everything Bag from heather Ross' Weekend Sewing. I love this pattern so much, I've made it three times! It is a quick sew and really does hold everything! With her reinforced handles and roomy interior, you truly can bring your standard sized sewing machine to meetings or sew-ins in this bag! The darker bag is modeled by my mom. I made this for her as a birthday gift. The green and pink one is modeled by me and was made for my grandma, also as a birthday gift. Everything Bags,Template in Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing
Next up is the Amy Butler Swing Bag pattern. Also,a very quick sew! I used essex linen and Lotta's Echo line for this bag. I decided to not make it reversible, instead opting for an inside pocket.
My new favorite pattern is Tanya Whelan's Practical Bag Pattern. I made this from my out of print Ginseng home dec fabric and lined it in gray woodgrain from the same collection.
What is your favorite bag pattern, either for esthetics, or quick sewing? I hope you all had a wonderful 2012 and have an even better 2013 friends!!!!! Have a beautiful day, Lynsey


  1. 50 pounds?! I'm so proud of you, Lynsey!! It sounds like you've made lemonade out of lemons and that you are making healthy choices for the benefit of you & your husband. Wonderful! Happy New Year to you and I hope you continue to find some time to blog (I should follow my own advice, ;) ). Oh, and go to bighugelabs.com to find the mosaic maker. :) xoxo

  2. Thanks so much Jen! It was not easy at all, but the rewards are incredible. The more I realized God put everything I need on this earth to be healhty, the more I turned to him and the earth instead of my Dr. and drug companies-and the better I got!
    I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I am considering going tot he LAMQG meeting Monday. Have you been? I am nervous! XOXO