Monday, March 28, 2011

A Very Happy Birthday (Bag!)

As I mentioned in my earlier post about Sophia's letters, I've been taking more time lately to sew gifts for those very special people in my life :) Its my favorite part about being able to create - giving 100% unique gifts that bring a smile! This totally fits with my gift-giving-personality, as many of my friends and family will tell you, I am an OBSESSIVE gift-giver. I obsess for weeks over finding the perfect gift to give which includes many hours of online shopping, frequent stops to unique stores and shops for ideas, asking said friends and family for ideas - it is kind of redic. I wish I had an explanation or story as to why I am this way (don't worry, all of the people in my life are great gift-givers, so I never had that time that I got the most awful gift and never recovered), but the sad truth is I am just an perfectionist and I take my gift-giving seriously.

So, onto my latest gift. This is one of my new Overnight Bags! Its a larger version of the everyday tote that is my most popular seller and I just LOVE it! It has so many pockets - and a ZIPPER (more on that later!). Just finished this bag over the weekend and it is a birthday present for my boyfriend's mom Carolyn! She is always making trips back and forth from Northern Virginia to North Carolina each month either in the car, on the train or via plane, to visit her mother, so I thought she would like a bag to have all of her travel must-haves by her side!

Don't you just love the subtle monogram on the front? I think it adds a great personal touch - and I know she's a huge fan of personalization on gifts - as the boyfriend and I got a great Christmas ornament this year with both of our names on it for our tree! The fabric is Art Gallery (which is my favorite fabric on the whole planet - it feels as awesome as it looks!).

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  1. hiya christen , fab bag and going to have a look around your blog now i love fabric too and will share some of my fabric projects on my new blog in the near future x tfs , i came visiting form craft couture ( dont you just love the name ?)and i am following you ,hope to see you at mine sometime

  2. Hi Maggie! Thanks for checking out my blog! I made it over to your blog and followed you back! Thanks for sharing - I love meeting new craft friends!

  3. I love this! Thanks for linking up to Craft Couture MOnday!

  4. I wanted to let you know that I featured you today!

  5. Wow!!!!loved it guys!!!!thanks a ton for sharing :)