Monday, August 13, 2012

First Finishes for August!

If you saw my post from August 1st, you will know that I have proclaimed August to be Finish It month. Well, here it is the 13th already and until now I didn't have a thing to check off my list.  I still don't, really, since these bags weren't on the list, but they WERE languishing in the WIP pile, and they are now finished, so I'm going to count them.  It is, after all, my list, and I can count them if I want to, right? 

My list, my rules!

I found several pieces of decor weight remnants at JoAnn's and brought them home.  I thought they were pretty fabrics (although you would never see them on a chair at my house...  pillows?  maybe.)  Anyway, I brought them home and then one night after work they were staring at me and just screamed to be made into bags.  So I got busy and cut them out.  I even made two of them and sent them on to new homes.

But the other two were just moping there in the WIP basket all this time.  So finally, I sat down yesterday and finished them up.

It's really not difficult when the pieces are already cut.  It's just a matter of getting them out and doing it, isn't it?  They are a variation of my One Hour FQ Tote, so they don't even take that long to make.  My One Hour FQ Tote pattern is really my go-to pattern for tote bags.  It's easy, it goes together quickly, and I always like the results.

So I don't have an immediate need for these bags.  The first two were sent out with swap items, and I may do that with these.  My friend Krista suggested that I put them in my Etsy shop and see what happens. 

What do you think?


  1. Very pretty especially the blue/yellow one. Hugs mrs A.

  2. Sounds like a good idea to me. Sometimes it is just fun to make things even if we don't have a need for them.

  3. Sometimes I hear my fabric calling out to me, what is that all about, don't they know they should me quite. Good thing that yours was able to become something useful.

  4. I'd be tempted to keep them and use them in place of gift bags on gifts.

    They all look fabulous.


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