I've been trying hard the past couple of weeks to stick with the idea that a little bit of sewing still accomplishes something - and it has! I had a great time working with my Kate Spain charm pack. I made some mug rugs for the shop and saved enough charms to sew myself a tote. I also have a batch of Christmas mug rugs and a table topper all ready to be quilted. We plan to have a Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale in the shop. I'll post info about it on Wednesday.
I got a burst of energy last night and decided to give this One Hour Fat Quarter Tote tutorial a whirl. It took me a lot longer than an hour, but I did finish this bag in an evening + 45 minutes this morning. I started with half yards and yards, so I know it took me longer to cut the fabric down to fat quarter size. It would have gone together more quickly if I had started with fat quarters.
I really love how it turned out! I think this will be a Christmas gift for my mom and I hope to make a few more - one for me for sure! I made a few changes (used fusible fleece), but this is a great tutorial and the tote is really roomy and sturdy. It will be a perfect library bag.
Are you working on any Christmas gifts right now? Please share!