Saturday, July 28, 2007

A Day at the Zoo

Today was my husband's company day at the zoo. My mom went with us. We thought we were going to get rained out, but, it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon!
If you've never been to the Cincinnati Zoo, you MUST add it to your list of sites to see when you're in the area. We have always tried to visit different zoos when we travel, and have been to many of the top rated ones in the country, but the one in Cincinnati is by far our favorite.
It not only houses a wonderful variety of animals, reptiles, and birds but, it is also a Botanical Garden. An absolutely GORGEOUS place to walk around! Here are some pictures of the day...

Me and Mom.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Easy Weekend Project - Summer Tote bag
(not sure why, but blogger wouldn't let me add a title)

Oh boy, I've only been at this a few months and already I'm deralict in my blogging duties. I can't believe 2 weeks has gone by without a new post. Well, at least the linens were pretty to look at. LOL :)

I haven't had a lot of time for big projects, but I did make myself a new summer bag. It went together very quickly so, I thought it would make a nice Easy Weekend Project. Plus, its Bag Month at the Sew Mama Sew blog. Pop over and you can read details about entering the contest.
I made this bag with a combination of fabrics from Amy Butler, Jennifer Paganelli, and a wonderful vintage 1960's "chain link" fabric purportedly from the warehouse of designer Ferdinando Sarmi.
I love the result! It feels fresh and summery with all of its sea glass tones. Two large outside pockets, exposed handles, and a roomy interior make this functional as well as pretty.

I also made this pink and gray one for a friend. This one is made with all new fabrics, but I did embellish with a couple of vintage fabric covered buttons.

Do you need a new flea market tote or beach bag? If so, steal a few hours for yourself this weekend and sew one up!!! :)