around here...

after lots of sewing for other people, i felt the urge to make something for myself. i thought a new summer bag was in order with one of my absolute favorite fabric prints. i've been saving this one for awhile, never really wanting to cut into it. but after seeing a cute bag on this blog, which directed me to these patterns by ali foster, i just decided it was time. (i've been constantly inspired by Blair's blog and projects lately.)

i'm really happy with the outcome, it's the perfect size and actually was fun to make. minimum pieces, and i love sewing bias binding. it's also reversible!

now, onto my next project (more like obsession) sprucing up my home. i go in and out of phases like this, but since i am home full time now, i think i've caught the home dec bug again. first of all, my bedroom needs a serious sprucing up. we have some beautiful dark wood pieces we were lucky to inherit and find at super discount prices. but it feels pretty drab. i found this photo in elle decor (july/august 2009) and am completely inspired. i am now on the hunt for those night tables! and the lamps too.

the bedroom is from the home of monelle totah. the rest of her home is just as beautiful, take a look:i'm going to scour craigslist and hit the local home sense store this afternoon. i suspect there will be some upcoming posts on home updates very soon.


jasmine said...

such a cute bag!

julie said...

I love your bag!