Saturday, February 23, 2013

Race Shirt Turned Tote Bag

At every runDisney race, you get a tech/athletic shirt with a design indicating the race and year. Unfortunately the shirts are uni-sex, but really they're just mens. Even going with a small, the shirt is ill-fitting- the neck is too tight and everything else is way too baggy. Still, I keep the shirts to commemorate the race. 
I considered collecting enough to make a quilt out of them, but what would I do with the quilt? I already made a quilt for our bed and I don't think a mish-mash of tech shirts would look good on our living room couch. 
I wanted something functional that I could use. A duffel bag for traveling crossed my mind, but I finally settled on a tote bag of some sort. It could be used day-to-day, but would be especially fun to bring to the expo at this year's half marathon. 

I used a bright white to contrast the dark navy of the shirt. I used the main image as the front and relocated the "runDisney" from the sleeve to the other side of the bag. Pretty cute, huh? 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Recent Sewing Fun

I bought a new sewing machine a few months ago and it's amazing what a difference it makes. I think patience is coming with age (eek!) and it's crucial for my sewing. ;) 

A nautical baby quilt for my co-worker. 

A small sack for our produce shopping.

A make up bag with an outside pocket for brushes/pencils. 

A runner for next to our bed. Coordinates nicely with the quilt I made a few months ago. 

 A check book cover. I seem to be addicted to this chevron pattern.