The past two days I have been punching the clock, breaking only briefly to make lunch and dinner all in an effort to help out Santa with his deliveries. First on tap are three Noriko bags. I am doing all three at once, production style and it is flying. Here are the fabrics:
The fabric below, for some reason, was begging me for further embellishment. So in a spirit of accommodation I free form stitched across the fabric with gold and copper metallic threads. This was done before putting the bag together but after I fused fusible fleece to the cotton print.
Now I needed to match up linings for these bags. When I choose a bag lining I like something bright, with contrast, so that when you go digging you have a bit of illumination around all the "stuff". Sometimes I use silk, sometimes poly silkies, sometimes cottons. What's important to me is the brightness so that when I open the bag I am not looking in a black hole. Here is what I chose for these three bags.
I have also been churning out dolly dresses for the AG doll that Sophie will get from Santa, providing she is following her P's and Q's. These are so easy and whip right out except I decided to do a knockoff of a "Feliz" dress for her doll, definitely not a whip out. It came out really cute and I will have pics for you soon.....Bunny