Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Finished a couple of things

Surprise baby sweater--all done, and pretty cute--ready for coolish weather.
A sort-of tote bag tutorial.

Did not take pictures of every step. However, I started with some pre-quilted remnants. The pocket is made of a left over piece from the Thomas the Train bag that I made for #5c.
The bias, I had a huge roll of that yellow bias.

The yellow and the very dark green are the inside. Did not have enough fabric to make the tote the size that I wanted, so I added the green as sides.

Here it is sew together. When I had assembled the main part and the 2 sides, I serged all the seams to tidy them up.

This is the inside of the bag with a skein of yarn and a tube of crochet thread. [still learning to take pictures with good lighting...bear with me]

The outside of the tote, posing outdoors in the cool sunshine--63F yay! with some tree shadows.

Here is a better--not great--view.
I had the strapping which looks exactly the same color as the fabric, in person--how do professionals take pictures...oh, I see...air brush, you say? reflectors? sure, sure. Maybe I'll try that in my next photo, hm!

You can see a tiny glimpse of the green side. Very 'primary colors' (sort of KUish)
It'll work great for me. I'll take it with me with my current knitting project. I'm leaving in a few minutes to meet with a friend, so I'll knit while I wait for her--Then I'll show it off.
I'll leave you with this:

"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." Psa 1:1
In His hands, ^__^


Jules said...

Lovely bag. I love it! Perhaps you could also use a green screen when you take photos. That plus lighting, reflectors and airbrushing might do the trick!

Bayith said...

Great bag..and just like you, I love bags of all sorts and uses... The baby sweater is adorable and you have excellent photography 'staging'.
Be Encouraged!