While on vacation in Las Vegas last month I made time to take a cab over to Fabric Boutique. Not a typical Vegas outing, but I really enjoyed the store. I bought a lot of fabric to make some Christmas gifts. The cab rides there and back to the hotel were not cheap, so in order to make the trip worthwhile, I had to buy a lot of fabric. At least, that is how I am rationalizing the shopping spree.I am planning to make several shopping totes using the Heather Bailey pattern, New Leaf Folding Totes. The food fabric will be the placed in the center panel and the other two fabrics will be the inside and outside of each tote. Exceptions: the garlic purse will have the dark brown fabric on the inside and outside of the tote, and the blue floral fabric will be the center panel for the fabric group without food.
I am going to spend this weekend sewing with my aunt and cousin. We have been known to sew until two in the morning, so as long as I can do that without making any late night mistakes, I should make a lot of progress.
I also bought fabric for a reversible purse, Heather Bailey's Marlo Bloom Handbag.
Honestly, I may need to keep this one for myself. I haven't made many things that are reversible, but if I can do it successfully I think this bag will turn out to be pretty cute. I know that when I see my aunts this weekend they will be skeptical of the purple and orange combination, but I am hoping that there is enough orange in this purple batik to pull it all together in the end.