Sometime last March, I picked up the pattern for Amy Butler’s Stash & Dash bags. Super cute! I’d never sewn much more than simple lines before, but I knew it would come in handy sometime. Skills? Totally unnecessary, right? Hee!
Then back in November, I had the pleasure of going to Seattle with Megan for a Creating Keepsakes Convention. While we were in town, we stopped at Pacific Fabrics, a fabric and yarn shop in Bellevue packed with all kinds of textile-y goodness. Now, my mom is currently teaching me to sew, so I was a little out of my league surrounded by all those gorgeous bolts of fabric. But then, behind the counter, I saw the new Lotta Jansdotter fabrics. I’ve been coveting them since I saw sneak peeks on the Purl Soho blog. Kill me now! So pretty! And . . . perfect for my friends! I picked out four prints and happily hauled home about a half a yard each in my tiny overnight bag.
The combo resulted in a fantastic holiday gift for my good friends, Cyn and Mandy, and some fun time spent with my mom while making them. And bonus? New skill! What new hobbies, skills, and challenges have you guys been tackling?