Today's post brings together several items I've made over the past few months but haven't shown here on the blog yet. First up is this purse I made back in the spring. I'd wanted to make one of these for a couple of years, ever since I saw this one that Ali made. I used this tutorial.
This purse like all of the items in today's post has been in constant, heavy use for the past several months. It still somehow looks like I only made it yesterday.
After making the purse, I had an idea to make a matching - ish Super Tote. I cut out all the pieces one evening but it was too late to sew. The next day I had a hospital appointment, the one where I found out about my recent diagnosis. When I got home, I was trying to process all of the information I had just found out. Somehow I ended up in my sewing room calmy and methodically sewing together this bag. It helped so much to have something to do with my hands. Sometimes I'm so glad I learned to sew and this was one of those important times when it really mattered.
Again, it has been used non stop since then.
The only sewing I have done since the day I made the tote was to make this new mini pouch and needle book set. I use my original set to hold sewing items but I needed another to hold some knitting items - stitch markers and darning needles. I used fabrics from Catnap by Lizzy house. They fit perfectly into the pockets of my knitting project book pouch.