Thursday, August 27, 2009

A New Bag and Help with Cleaning

I have to tell you, cleaning up my messes used to be a lot easier. Now I have this little helper who feels it is her job to closely supervise the process. As you can see, she is moving quickly to be sure all is done correctly.
I'm not sure how I managed before I had her very able help, but somehow - it used to be a lot quicker.

I made this little bag with Nanette's pattern as a jumping off point. I made the fabric strips shorter, narrower and more numerous, and the handle a bit wider. It is of course a smaller bag, and I think it turned out rather well.

It looks so bright and cheerful modeled by the hibiscus, don't you think?

As you can see, it has passed the Chloe test. She has given it her seal of approval. After all her hard work with fabric selection, cutting and every phase of construction, the finished product has her approval.

Whew! All this supervisory work has just worn her out. Time for a nap.

Hope your day is going well (with or without help from your pets)!

Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute! Does Chloe think it's for her yet? Has she tried to climb inside?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Bravo. I love it. You did such a super job. I'm very proud and flattered. I love it. Isn't it fun to take something and make it your own! I love that.

Margaret said...

Both bags are very nice, you must be well pleased with your work . Thanks for the sites wirth patterns.

birtyboutique0i0 said...

Very nice. I love the way it looks with the Hibiscus. I know what you mean about the help. I get help pulling the pins out of my projects.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh this is really pretty! It would go with differnt things one would wear! I am in love with your kitty! So cute! blessings,Kathleen

Susan said...

Miss Chloe is sure enjoying her new bag--love the colors! Thanks for the email, Elaine, we are on a whirlwind here and oh, how I miss blogging. I will try to put something up tonight. Thanks again for brighting my day.
XO, Susan

Life is good! said...

that bag gets my seal of approval also!
too cute