Guess what? I won! Backstory: A few days ago I was reading about The Embroidery Project, an online embroidery class, on one of my favorite new blogs, Wild Olive. From there, I hopped over to a "new to me" blog called Ooh Leela and I entered to win a spot in the online embroidery class. And...I won! I am super excited about learning proper embroidery skills. If you've read my blog in recent months, you know that I've been embroidering embellishments on my image transfer bags. I've also been experimenting with free motion embroidery, too. But, I haven't taken any classes, etc. In other words, I've been winging it all this time. Now, I'm going to actually learn how to do the different stitches the right way!
I've been pretty lazy this holiday weekend. If you can believe it, I've only just finished the laundry from our vacation return last Sunday!! I did get a chance to get into my sewing studio Saturday, however. I worked on a few zippy bag fronts, including the above tattoo inspired applique. I also made a quilt inspired front and a quirky "Spot of Tea" inspired bag front. I think they turned out pretty cute....even if I finished them before I start my embroidery class!
When these bags are finished, they will be about 7" X 6". I'm also adding charms to the zipper pulls. More stuff for my Etsy Shop!!
To all you in the U.S....have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!! Happy Independence Day!