Ok. I think I can NOW say I am ready for 2016. I am not sure why but I have been totally overwhelmed by this bag. Maybe it’s because I have wanted to quilt and not make a bag. Maybe it’s because I wanted to make a different bag. (like the sew together bag by SewDemented) I don’t usually sew with deadlines or stick to a schedule, 2015 was the first year that I attempted it and I still need a lot of work. My hope is in 2016 I will master the art of planning and laying out a steady work flow to keep my blog fresh and current. My little (hoarding) secrete to you is that I buy agendas. Multiple times a year… Always in the hope that with this new agenda I will perfect my scheduling habits. 


It is true, I didn’t achieve last years New Year Resolution,  to sew through the whole “Bag Making Bible” by Lisa Lam. A book that had been on my shelf for years without making one pattern out of it (and I have many more books like it). Now I have made 4 of it’s patterns and with any luck I will finish the rest of the 4 patterns soon. That brings me to this years goal. I would like to complete 5 of my UFO’s (unfinished projects), use more of the patterns out of the books on my shelves (like a camera bag), sew down my stash to make room for more fabric, take two classes, and improve on Free Motion quilting. 


The following is a recap of 2015

  1. 3 Patterns (Vines, Garden Star, The Golden Hen)

  2. 1 Pattern for the Moda Bake Shop (Car Trash Bag)

  3. I interduced a line of fabric I designed and printed by spoonflower

  4. 3 Mini Quilts (Bats, Garden Star, Banner Adventure)

  5. 1 Paper pieced Mini Quilt  (Feather)

  6. 1 Quilt designed for Halloween

  7. 4 bags designed for Halloween (more then a tote, night clutch, Cross Body Bag, Halloween Sewing Bag)

  8. 5 Quilts that I completed in 2015 (Rag Quilt, Wedding Quilt, Tractor Quilt #2, Take Flight, Moda Love)

  9. 3 Bags for The Bag Making Bible (Book Bag, Reversible bag, Clutch)

  10. 2 Downloadable projects (Monogram Gift Tags and Mini Quilt Swap Lables)

  11. Lots of givaways




This is a Computer Bag. It’s such a cute bag. I love it. Its components are essential for this type of bag. She makes things like a zipper pouch, pen holder, pocket, and computer harness simple and easy to make. I think it was the amount of steps that overwhelmed me but once I picked steps and completed them I started to make headway and then it all came together. I think the bags in the book will be getting larger and more complicated from here on so please wish me luck because I am going to need it.