I haven't done much sewing for the last 20 or so years but over the last few months I have been drawn to fabric's and projects using fabric. I have never really enjoyed making clothes, although when my daughters were young I had fun making things for them. I even made fabric dolls for them that were about two and a half feet tall.
Two of the things that have sparked me are purses/totes and rag quilts.
Combining quilting and making a purse was a real big step for me but I love how this bag turned out.
This is a purse I made from a tutorial I found on Pinterest. Here is the link. Below is the same bag except I made it a little smaller and gathered the pleats a little tighter and also made the band at the top a little wider.
Pat made a few months ago. I didn't realize it until I went back to her blog and looked at her finished tote. Great minds think alike!
This is also a rag baby quilt I made using a pre-cut package of flannel squares I bought at JoAnn's.
How blessed I am that I can pursue my passions and Pinterest has given me a who new world of creativity. Now if I can have a pile of money dropped in my lap so that I can make even more stuff would be the cherry on top.
Edit to add:
I finished another simple purse today. Lovin' me some polka dots for sure.