We are making our first excursion to the lake this coming weekend and our first camping trip is scheduled for the following weekend. School ends on the 9th and the older can't wait for the official start of summer. Although, the humidity we are feeling now reminds us that it really has already started (with hardly a spring to mention).
In anticipation to the summer season my mom and I did some marathon sewing days and created 12 new Messenger Market and Out & About Bags for the shops. Despite some sewing machine problems (we finally ended up using my back up machine - a Singer from the early 80s - it worked like a dream) we were able to get them finished and really like how they turned out. It was good companionship time for the both of us to spend that time sewing. She reminded me that we have been sewing together for over 40 years - since before I was even born. There are many more sewing years to come as well! We work very well together and I think the product we turned out is testament to that. Here are some pics of our favorites. I will post more when I take them at Exit 55 Antiques in Fergus Falls. These are the ones that are in Weekend Cottage Antiques in Clear Lake.
|This is the "Summer Harvest Messenger Market Bag". It is made from a vintage luncheon tablecloth, vintage trim and fabric from my mom's stash. Perfect for a trip to the Farmer's Market!|
Many more cute bags are still waiting to be photographed and listed so stay tuned. I also have at least 20 more stacks of fabric and embellishments waiting to be turned into more wonderful bags. Maybe I may even list some on Etsy.
***If anyone out there in Blog land would be interested in any of the bags I have already listed that are going to the Minnesota shops please let me know!