Hi all! Hope you all had a great long weekend.
I went on a little trip down to Santa Cruz with
my friend last Saturday. Our main destination was
Hart's Fabric, a fabric store there
that I am truly in love with. I've explored lots of
fabric stores in America, but I think Hart's Fabric is
probably my favorite for its huge selection of modern fabrics.
It was my second time ever to stop by there, but
every time I go there, I spend at least 2 hours
looking through the great fabrics and notions they have.
This time, we spent roughly 3 hours which made one
of the clerks say "Are you still here?!" LOL.
To me, being at a nice fabric store is therapeutic.
(And I am sure some of you know what I mean!!!)
When I was living in Seattle, I was lucky enough to
live by a great fabric store called Pacific Fabrics.
It was like oasis where I escaped into when I got
overwhelmed with workloads from school. Being
surrounded by beautiful fabric and imagining
what I would create using the fabrics there
eased my stress level a big time and helped
me better focus on studying afterwords.
San Jose has got the best weather but there is
no fabric store in this city like 'dessert'..
I was overly excited at Hart's Fabric last weekend
and brought back a lot of fabric stashes ;)
On the way back, we stopped by BroadWalk in Santa Cruz,
and look what we found!! I had never seen a pelican
so up close like this before!!! There was a huge excited
crowd in front of him to take photos of him, making the
seagulls a little jealous.
"I am the king."
On that night, we had fun sewing up until 3am!
I was teaching my friend Victoria how to make this
lunch bag but I was so bad at giving instructions
that much of the time was spent with a seam ripper
rather than with the sewing machine.
Victoria's unfinished lunch bag is still sitting
here, but I managed to finish up mine during the weekend.
I made this one for Joe and I think it turned
out very nice, very boyish.
I love this design because it makes this interesting
looking bottom and it comes out reversible.
I think Joe likes this side better because
it's more guy-friendly. Both fabrics are
from Hart's Fabric ;)
I used a ziplock plastic container to come up with
the pattern for the perfect fit. I was using only
the plastic container (the bottom part) to measure
but did not take the lid into consideration...
Oh my. That's right. I totally missed that part out!
This plastic container still does fit in the bag with
the lid, but it gets pretty tight. It's ok though,
because I think it is still good for sandwiches and
rice balls that I make for Joe's lunch every once a while.
Using scraps left over from the recent projects,
I made a set of 2 coasters which is in my shop now. I love
Kona Cotton of Charcoal color as much as natural linen.
Back sides are pretty cute too!
Thanks for coming and reading!!