Saturday, January 21, 2012

FNSI results---the margo bag

you all thought i forgot about our "guidelines" didn't ya?  WINK WINK
its 1055pm my time....heck i still have another 65 minutes to post.  :)

i made a new bag pattern last night.  its the MARGO bag by lazy girl designs.  my sister had made me one last summer and also given me the pattern.  last night with her help (thank you sista) i finally tackled this project. 


im on a hounds tooth and aqua kick these days. 


yep, that front panel IS a pocket!  (actually 2)    the bag is a nice smaller size but fits a lot of stuff.  im eating healthy these days (yay for me) and im taking my breakfast, lunch and snacks to work in this bag along with a book and my ipod.  there is a lot more room than you would think. 

i did just a plain black corduroy on the back.  not sure about that yet.....its still growing on me.
BUT did i tell you?   that hounds tooth on the front is CORDUROY!!!  i found it at hobby lobby.  SWOOOOOON.


because my sister was so kind to help me via "ma bell" im also including a pic of her bag she made last night.  we sewed "together"....virtually.  she doesn't have a blog but she follows along a lot with us on Friday Night Sew In.  i just wish we could sew together!  (a lot of you commented about having family and friends for FNSI---im jealous!)


aren't her fabrics fun!!  and wow....check out that scenery!  she had some snow this week (record dropping) and was able to snap this beautiful picture this am on her deck.  ahhh...she has the perfect morning coffee view.  (inside joke)  I LOVE YA GING!

be sure and check back tomorrow for the winner.  the post will be later in the day.
hope you all had fun.  i LOVED reading all of your comments!  tomorrow ill be surfing your projects and picking a winner via   www.random.org as usual.

27 comments:

Fiona said...

those are really great bags... thanks for hosting a fun night...
hugz

Mistea said...

Love your bags - cool corduroy.
I didn't have company and I didn't follow my plan but I had fun and was productive anyway.
Thanks for hosting

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Love the bags. I have to get brave and make one someday.
Thanks for being such a lovely host.

Kim said...

The bags are beautiful! Great fabric choices. Awesome finishes.

Jody Herbert said...

Both bags look fantastic! What a great design and love the fabrics.

boysmum2 said...

Beautiful bags, well done. My FNSI went so well it lasted all weekend. I got much accomplished, I am proud of myself

Theresa said...

They're both lovely bags, love that houndstooth corduroy.

Ulla said...

Both practical and beautiful.

Maria said...

What a great useful bag with the pockets.
Both colours are fabulous.
Yes occastionally I get to sew with my DD2 when visiting her. I is fun to sew together.

Wendy B said...

love the bags...can't choose which one I like best!!! They're both fab!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

deborah said...

Gosh I missed the FNSI...will make up for it by sewing today!
Love your bag, it looks like it is the perfect size. Crazy about the hounds tooth corduroy too!

Peg said...

That's a fabulous bag! And great FNSI work - how nice to sew together virtually!

Regina said...

I love love love my Margo - and your fabric combination is MARVELOUS - the texture of corduroy is a GREAT idea!!!! Hmmm... may need to make myself another one.

quiltin cntrygrl said...

love those bags.. I think that I have that pattern some where as well.. might have to look into making one.. though soon I think everything will just be crammed into a diaper bag.. smiles

pinsandneedles said...

Love the bags. Really love the hounds tooth! Thanks for sharing and hosting!

Jennifer W. said...

Oh, I might have to make a few of these. My sister hates the cafeteria food at the hospital where she works and I've got two other sisters starting new jobs this month. These would make excellent lunch bags with a bit of insulation.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely bags!!!

OliveStreetStudio said...

I think you made some great new bags!

Brenda said...

Both bags are wonderful. It is fun to sew together isn't. Unfortunately I do not get to often myself. All my friends live an hour plus away(I am the one that moved) and my sister is in another state. Looks like it was a productive night for both of you!

The Thompsons said...

I love you bag - I love the black and white combo with aqua - too cute! And your sister's bag is fabulous as well. Love it!

Quilter Kathy said...

Both of you made great bags!
I sewed with my sister and thank you so much for inspiring us to get together for FNSI!
Can't wait for the next one!

Donna Baker said...

that's a fun bag!!

Cheryll said...

BOTH bags are fabulous. I like the colours in both too! :)

Kelli said...

Love your bag, and your sister's is gorgeous, too! I have a thing for black hounds tooth, too. I wore a black hound stooth top to my g-ma's memorial service back in Nov. and later that week, my mom brought me two bins of fabric that had belonged to my g-ma. I pulled the lid off of the first one, and inside? A scrap of black hounds tooth laying right on top! I LOVE that you found it in corduroy! That is so cool.

meg said...

great bag~ love the houndstooth with the pop of blue!

Sarah said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am really diggin the pocket for your eyeglasses.. I always toss my readers in my purse and they get all scratched up and icky lookin. Great job!

Jamie said...

Cordouroy houndstooth? That's awesome! Great bags! I love your sister's view too!