No, I did not digitally enhance those colors – it’s really that bright. Here’s the first project completed on my new wonderful fantastic sewing machine. What a difference! I had an Etsy request recently for a larger tote and wanted to see if I could actually make one before I said yes or no. I used some cotton canvas that I found in a stash of sewing supplies my mother-in-law passed on to me, and I tried a new fleecy cotton as the lining instead of interfacing. I love it! Here’s another view of the LOUD TOTE BAG.
There’s a whole lottta pattern happening in that picture. Sorry, that’s my ironing board cover there. Pretty, huh? So the tote bag is about 11″ x 11″ with nice wide handles and a pretty blue lining with an orange stripe. Should I keep it or sell it?? Hmmm… maybe I should sell it to make money for the dental fund.
Well anyhow, this here is a picture of my new baby, I call her Jan.
I have no idea what the sewing community’s opinion of the Janome line of sewing machines is, or even if there is a line of Janome sewing machines. Luke went to the Manchester Sewing Machine Center and told the nice ladies there what I had (an old Singer) and what I used it for (crafting, not quilting) and they recommended this machine. I have to agree with their recommendation because I love her! Maybe I’ll even try making clothes now!